By "bare bones" do you mean without fringe, conchos, buttons, etc. Or do you mean very basic and cheap? LaPera seats are not cheap; however, many riders like them. LaPera will also customize a seat for you. A leather seat by any legit aftermarket manufacture is likely superior in quality, durability and appearrance in the long run to a vinyl seat. Many riders find that the gel insert makes the ride a lot more comfortable. IMHO, if you are going to have a gel insert in the seat, pop for the extra bucks and go with the leather.MADCELT said:<snip>
I'm looking at a LePera seat and i'm trying to justify the extra cost for leather and Gel insert. Any ideas? I'm really looking at the "Bare Bones" seat.
Now, while there isn't as much passion about seats as there is about exhaust systems, you're liable to get a lot of opinions on this. I'll stick by my opinion: leather will hold up better and last longer than vinyl.