I assumed that one of the cruiser riders would have chimed in by now. I ride a standard, love having my feet under me, have no idea why anybody would want theirs in front or in back of them. However, for you to come out with a blanket statement maligning cruisers-“Save the lazy-boy posture for watching TV.”- is absolutely ridiculous. You’ve been riding for how long??? I also rode a GZ250 in the BRC and hated it as well, however, to each his or her own. If you’re going to throw out all cruisers as appropriate beginner bikes you’ll pretty much be left with…oh yeah a Ninja 250, god’s gift to the beginner.