Yeah I agree, although I've not done the mileage you have I have covered 120 miles in a day with a pillion and was ok (slight numbness), I've owned 4 monsters and the scrambler is by far the comfiest riding position, I test rode the 821 nice bike, lovely sound but wife didn't like the pillion position and it also made me ride faster!When I saw this post I wondered if the review might be correct. I've not ridden the other bikes, though I like the look of the Triumph and the Guzzi, but the comments seem extreme. The seat is not comfortable, lets be honest. I ride everyday and twice a week I do a 120 mile round trip commute. I've ridden to London and back in a day (500plus mile round trip), twice, and once with a pillion. I go to Bristol now and again, round trip (340 mile round trip) so I feel I can comment on comfort! I've sat on worse. In fact I borrowed a V-Strom 650 while my bike was in for some work and the seat was no better, and it should have been. What gets to me tho' is the assumption that any of us Scrambler owners have bought it to impress school girls. This is surely the point at which the review becomes pointless.
He is also riding the other bikes with mods, but not the Icon. If he had the FT bars he may have changed his opinion on riding position and comfort.
Looking at an 821 now anyhow. 13000 miles on the Icon and feel like a more grown-up bike is needed.
I thought the seat was ok for me but it was more the height that the wife didn't like and that the pace had picked up! But she agreed the bike looked well cool. The Monster rode really well but the position on the scrambler is better for my 5ft 9 frame and ageing wrists.Armo, some valid points..... I thought the 821 seat was ok but didn't try with missus. Reviews say they've improved the pillion seat on it, we shall see. I think my 50 year old spine and arse is more the problem... The speed thing is a worry though...2 court cases in a year so I'm feeling a bit paranoid.
Ah, I see, I see. I was hoping you'd done the install yourself. I've researched a bit and it's pretty straight forward, so I'll be tackling this myself. I've recovered more dirtbike seats than I can remember and it appears to be somewhat of the same process.Like I said, seat is excellent. Have it now for several months and very happy.
You actually send them the seat and they redo it
If you know a good re upholstery place, some people go that route