yep, if you are use to forward controls, the wings are different. And as far as the 1500, I felt that when I went from the 1200 to the 1500 that the foot position was closer in comparison to the seat. But there are so many options out there for highway pegs and foot rests. I have a friend who was dissuaded from considering the wing due to the width compared to his 99 Venturer Royale. He ended up with a Victory Cross Country Tourer which he loves, except for the heat in the seat. Comes down to a matter of preference. He looked at the Stratoliners but for him he gave up too much wind protection. As long as you find what works for you and ride. May your search be fruitful.