Hi guys. Just came home after 100 mile ride in southern WI and noticed how poor the throttle response was vs my dad's 16 800. My 12 xrs 800 just had a new top end done for Warranty with 300 now on the top end. With a total of 600 on the machine. My dad's 16 xrs 800 would pull your arms off but my 12 was very lazy feeling. Also about the 12 seat is there anyway to soften it up. The seat feels like riding a brick. Thanks woodsy.