I was curious how it would feel size and seat wise. Thats what made me go with a 700 over the 450's was the roomy feeling and comfy seat and Im not a big guy. I dont see how a big guy could ride one and be comfortable but maybe Im just getting old lol :lol:pile0g00 said:I stopped at a Kawi dealer on the way home one day. They had three sitting behind a couple of Raptors. I saw a lot of room for improvement. First of all it had about the same suspension travel as my dad's Warriors. It has some goofy button thing for cold starting, on a fuel injected engine :3question: :crazy: . Felt cramped, but that is ok because I was looking for a quad for the wife. The seat was my biggest complaint... It was about the width of a motorcycle seat and about as comfortable as sitting on a 2x4, even my wife's sexy little butt would hurt on that seat. I still really like a lot of things about it, but I will wait for the next model and see if they improve it. Maybe the YFZ will get fuel injection and reverse by then
04 yfz got the exact same criticisms for a crappy seat, I too would have thought Kawasaki would know better than to repeat such a mistake. But remember that seat height is a crucial measurement on these bikes so the complaints about the seat may be something they were prepared to live with the be more comprable to the other bikes in the class.BadRap said:They look nice but have some issues not to mention the crappy seat. You would think that they could get it right the first time. The next version should be that much nicer.
i agree with the looks. i saw one yesterday and it looked pretty cool. it was the black addition. i wasnt able to sit on it cause i had surgery two days ago so i wasnt gonna risk hurting my foot even more just to sit on it. so i dont know how they feel witht he seat. but i trust you guys. if you look at team green kawasakis kfx450,s they look like a modded yfz 450 but with green plastics to me.Flynbyu said:True.
The seat height is very important. If it was made any taller, everyone would say they are "tippy".
I like the look of the bike, but if it's anything like a YFZ450, I would feel very cramped.