Well, we all know this but...reason #101: I was in a big hurry the other day and had some extra gear with me. Parked the bike and jumped off so quick I forgot to put the kickstand down. Within inches of slamming the bike down, I was able to yank her back up without making any contact with the ground. Try that with a heavier bike. I think my arms would have ripped out of the socket cuz I sure as hell wasn't letting go of the bike. Shoulder sore for 3 days and worth every bit of pain.