High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Wheaton, I somewhat agree with your analogy but would add that if they did make any attempt to understand their intended customers they would realize that easily the most complained about feature would easily be the seat with the windshield and the poor rear subframes in second.
As you stated many would still go with some kind of aftermarket seat but the number of oe seat happy people would be quite a bit more, imho of course. I think the touring screen as oe would please most as well as seen by the number of people here that go with that, but some wouldn’t be happy as you stated but I think more would be than not.
The stock seat with only a few exceptions is just plain horrible, I applaud those that can tolerate it but it rates as 1 of the 2 worst seats I’ve ever experienced, they should be embarrased because a much better seat is an easy fix.
The subframe is something else altogether that should embarrass Yamaha that they’ve created a whole aftermarket segment to fix that shortcoming. Simply adding their heavy aluminum rack is a huge improvement but I’m sure that Givi(sr357) and Shad (tube rack) are happy that Yamaha doesn’t care, maybe one of the Yamaha execs brother-in-laws owns those companies. My .02 for what it’s worth. But the seat & subframe should embarrass them.
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