I like this bike. It does everything well. You can do some caynon carving or just ride and relax. It's 800lbs seems heavy but it is very nimble. The only thing about this bike is it goes throught the tires. I get from 8,000 - 10,000 miles a set. It gets ok milage for me. I tend to keep the throttle in the wide open position most the time. Its FUN that's why. I have just over 30,000 miles on it and have done no major work. It just keeps going and going. The seat is great ( stock) for me. I can ride this bike for 5-6 hrs and have no isues with my butt or back. I do have a backrest which helps a great deal. I installed some bulback risers that helped my shoulders from getting tired.
This model of Yahama has lots of after market stuff, not only from Yahama but the aftermarket suppliers. It is easy to work on. I do ALL my own work. I never take it to any repair place. They don't fix anything and they charge $125.00 an hr. I have heard all the scare stories from several guys about all the repair shops around here. The Dealers are the worst ones of all.
These are the things that bugged me with this bike.
1. Low speed drivability. The engine wants to hunt and surge. This is between 0-10 miles per HR. Chug Chug Chug kinda thing. Anything above 15 the bike runs great.
2. For me the handle bars are a streach. I had to lean forward just a bit, This made my shoulders and upper back ache. I like the width, that fits ok.
3. The brake leaver could be a little bit closer. I have little hands and it seems that I have to reach for the lever. It would be nice if it were adjustable. Like on the Suzuki's. The brake pedel seems a little on the high side. You have to pick your foot up off the boards and apply the brake. ( I shortened the brake rod and that helped). The brakes work GREAT, You can lock up the rear tire very fast if you don't pay attention.
That's it for the bad things.
Driving lites, Crash bar, Windshield Quick release, Floor boards(Yahama), quick release backrest and luggage rack, Hard bags(Yahama). Drivers backrest, some LEDs. Cobra fuel processor, Big air kit, Baron's risers. Kury flam grips, passenger floor boards, Mud flaps front and rear. Kury foot pegs and adaptors for the crash bar, A tumbstone style leather bag, GoPro video camera and all the adaptors. I'm not done yet got more coming..