The other thing that helps me might be the riding position of the Ninja. I didn’t think I would like the placement of the pegs until I rode one and they just seem to be in the right place for my body. The position is a little leaned over (not much) but that seems to feel easier for me.
Finding neutral on the Nighthawk was easier than the Rebel I rode. Maybe it’s because I was so raw that first ride but man it was tough.