MD11, your post about the likely 2013 "water cooled" model is the first radical makeover in a long time. The boxer twin has been around in various incarnations for years and has evolved with bigger and better tuned engines and suspensions and more electronics over the years.
The bike needs an inner rear fender to protect the back of your legs and the rear shock absorber. It is also lacking a helmet lock that uses the ignition key.
And unless you get ESA, there is no adjustment for the front shock unit. I am satisfied with the engine/tranny and wouldn't change a thing.
If you have a classic, look at the ilberger carbon hugged, I added it to mine and it looks great and does the job well. Also, the mirror problem is easily fixed by adding a washer between the nuts and using Lock-Tite.
After covering over 3000kms in a couple of weeks I have to report that the rear seat is either badly shaped or badly padded and was a nightmare for my passenger. 45mins was all that could be done before getting off the bike to recover. The front part of the seat is not too bad.
Some Forum members have the Airhawk, and are very pleased.
Some others use a gel type.
There have been posts with pictures of both on this Forum before.
I agree with you, MrsBeamer. The stock seat rear section is lacking.
The front section has nay-sayers, also.
Can't wait to see you pics, and hear more thoughts about the Roadster.
I haven't ridden on the back, but I actually like the stock regular height seat on my '12 Classic. It feels like you are locked in and low on the bike; a little room to move and change positions too. I find it very comfortable, although 90 minutes at a time is as long as I've ridden it. S I'll reserve judgment on the longer trips.
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