Hi Randy, I must not be the only short inside seam Hima owner, stock seat for me is a butt killer for more than hours ride, bought the touring seat is it better. Had a two week trip in Feb this year. Better than standard but still not what what I would like. Going to see an old school upholster I know and have a chat to him. May replace the stock seat foam. Hima was originally designed for Indian market, MPG is very important as fuel costs are high. Know some people who have been on an organised tour and fuel can be bought off the back of a truck in milk bottles? Quality left a bit to be desired, bikes still ran though. May also have insurance and rego costs linked to bike out put or engine size. Roads may also not require a better preforming engine as some of the U Tube videos I have watched, these roads would not be tolerated in many countries. Sam may be able to confirm if the above is correct!! If not I apologize for getting it wrong. I think RE will have been surprised by the number of countries the Hima is being sold in. This may have also helped in the improvements to the equipment levels now being supplied (tongue in cheek comment). Each new model improvements are only small but improvements all the same abs =now switchable, better breaking, flashing lights ( hazards in some countries) I have a carb model and was lent a demo FI bike for 3 days. fueling was better, bike revered out more quickly and bike is way smoother. I know some carb owners will not agree but I am only comparing my bike to the loaner. Bike has done just on 15,000km in just over a year. Depending on what RE bring out in Milan this year I will look at the version that you now have in the US. Hopefully will arrive in December-Jan period. When the bike has run a couple of thousand KM, new cam, exhaust and filter and a fuel controller (not sure which one yet) Dont want to go faster just a bit more on the big hills ( dont like the look of a bumper near rear end of the bike) when there is little to know room to pull over and let them past. PS bike put a smile on dial every time I take it for a ride.