I also have the Blast. After 2 days and 50 miles 2 up (at 40-50 Deg F), it really is a lot nicer than my KLR250 for 2 up and for going over 60mph. Oh, it still looks just like the picture in the brochure. At least until the new parts show up.
"My mother always told me you had to be very smart or very pleasant to succeed. I tried smart for 35 years, pleasant is much better." Elwood P. Dowd