Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Nth Queensland, Australia
That's an interesting observation re the center stand, as I think it is far easier than the superseded GT to use.
I certainly wouldn't attempt to pass any comment on the ability, technique etc of those having difficulty, as there is just too many variables, and the fact is, if you are having trouble, you are having trouble!
I'm 43, fit, and no major injuries to speak of, and have no issues with it.
For the size and weight of the bike, I feel (in my case), that the effort involved is appropriate.
Straighten the bike up, weight on the stand, rock the bike backwards, and up she comes.
Best wishes all.