Originally Posted by limeymike
The flatter position is the more practical, the angled position is for looks only. I prefer the flatter because I want a bike to work for what it is intended and don't care about looks all that much. I wouldn't want to work around an upswept exhaust with luggage as you won't see the exhaust anyway.
The high pipe bikes are for dirt/enduro/play, for touring I use a conversion /2 R90 with Hollendia sidecar rig, or R69US with Craven bags or my 78 R100S motorsport with Krauser bags. Everyone needs a BMW for each purpose.