Should i order the russell seat for my 08 , or should i just trade it in and get the 2012? Is it basically the same bike with a new look? I really like it.
Definitely NOT the same bike with an updated fairing. The new motor and suspensions tweaks are what caught my interest. From my discussions with owners of the older version, the motor is much smoother with more pop up top. Then you have the other new features such as the instrument pod, new seat, etc. The new seat is just one of many improvements. There is an excellent review in a past issue of the Bike magazine(England). Sept. 2011 issue I believe. They tend to be very critical of new bikes and they really did love the 2012 model. Just sayin.Should i order the russell seat for my 08 , or should i just trade it in and get the 2012? Is it basically the same bike with a new look? I really like it.
No, not just for the seat . I was about to order my russell about 6 months ago, and saw the 2012. And thinking to myself, I like that. so i put off ordering the seat. My 08 is paid for, so i figure that might cut the price of the new one in half:mrgreen:, hopefully.If you are happy with the '08 just upgrade the seat. From a dollars and cents perspective it would be difficult justifying the new bike just for the seat. Look at sales tax, increased insurance, and the hassle of buying a bike. However if there are features like ABS you don't have and want or you just want a new bike, well...you only live once :yesnod:
You will have to give it a try. From what I hear, it is better that the older stock versions, but it is still a stock seat. I do not believe that Russell has them made yet for the 2012 version. I would wait until they are released and get feedback on the comfort before you decideIs the stock seat any better? will i still be ordering a russell??