Hi, rkevwill. I too was concerned about the ergonomics of the ninet, but was directed by another forum member to the following site:
The site lets you compare how you will be positioned on different motorcycles. The nineT and the r1200r are definitely different in their ergonomics, with more forward lean on the nineT. However, the forward lean is not as much as you would find on the Ducati Monster 1100 or even the Moto Guzzi Griso.
What I most enjoyed about the comparison is that the ergonomics of the nineT are remarkably close to the R90S!