I would like to thank whoever suggested placing the feet on the diagonal part of the floor. I've been riding these past 3 years with my feet flat on the horizontal part of the floor. I tried at first putting them on the diagonal but was not comfortable riding in traffic for fear I couldn't get my feet down to the ground fast enough if I had to stop fast. I have since found on long rides in the country or on the interstate using the diagonal my body is more relaxed. If I had to I could stop safer and faster by using my leg muscles as well as my hands on the handlebars. I am able to push my back into the Utopia backrest and ride much more comfortably. I ride a 650.