mentioned earlier, the
foot-pegs were change for styled pegs that better suited the new 900's
image and Alejandro de Tomaso's concept design. The fact that they fold
up proved to be an advantage.
Benelli positioned the side stand well
forward of the left-hand-side of the lower frame rail, right under the
engines out-hang. With the addition of the new crash-bars, it makes folding
the stand up with ones boot, diffcult. Folding the peg up eases the
stretch... a little.
Alan would have repositioned the stand
further back if he had ever ridden the bike prior to the bikes major