The forward reach on the handlebars was what changed my mind on the Muscle...for now. I've had a few back problems and that lean forward was enough to make me think twice. Went with a new AW cause it felt better sitting a little more upright.I went from an 04B to an 09F and I can say the only two things I don't like about the muscle is the seat, and the handlebars are just a smidge forward but I do ride longer distances on it. I had the reduced reach bars on my 04B and loved the ride a lot!!
Other than that...I'd take an F in a heartbeat...damn nice bike.