It surely could use a better seat. What did you go with?it does curves well, it has great takeoff power, it is comfy once you put a new seat on it and is never cramped, What is it that guys do not like here in America?
I guess motorcycles basically are toys here, and everyone wants to have the biggest, baddest, fastest, etc. I mean, look at all the choppers and heavily customized cruisers - many are barely even usable as motorcycles anymore. Ditto for why race replicas sell so well here - that riding position is ridiculous for the street, and few people (and no one sane, really) can actually ride one to its limits on the street.