If money is tight go with a new seat before you do anything else. Thirty minutes in the stock saddle and you'll understand why..... You're getting a great bike that has tons of aftermarket goodies to choose from....congratulations!
Accessories on a motorcycle are pretty much a personal thing, and not everyone wants the same thing. The one exception, though, is the seat. Whoever designed the thing deserves to spend several hours sitting on the thing! It's pretty much universally agreed that it needs replacing right at the get-go.
Pipes are great, if loud is your thing, although it's possible to improve the exhaust tone without making it much louder than stock. I like aftermarket grips, as you can get those, reasonably priced, that look a lot better than the dull-looking OEM grips. I think, after putting some time on the bike, that you will know what you want/need in the way of aftermarket goodies for your bike.
BTW. as for improving peformance, I think you'll find that you will spend a great deal of money for not a whole lot o increase in performance. There will be some increase or perceived increase in power with the addition of pipes, air intake mods and a Power Commander or some such ignition mod, but you may find yourself wondering if it's enough to justify the cash outlay. YMMV, of course.
Thanks for all the great replies. I am thinking seat but do not know if it will fit me or break me so I will give the stock seat a try. I live 152 miles from work and do the trip twice a month so I'll find out soon enough. I have the Cobra sissy bar and luggage rack at home to install so I will see how it goes. I do not want to get too carried away with any engine modification until the warranty is up. Thanks again
If you're talking actually brand new, I think Kawi updated the seat for 2015 models, so it might not be so bad. Don't quote me on that. Just let your bum be the judge.
For performance, the big 3 (air filter, exhaust, and ignition module) seem to be a pretty standard starting point. The 900 was never meant to be a torque monster. That said, my dad has a 900 and he seems happy with the performance even with mum on the back.
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