Just for the record, the GC of 2012 90 HP is 187 as against 185 of 75 HP. Confirmed by dealer and measuired it against 2012 75 HP. I can't comment on the ride quality but I can vouch that the increased GC is extremely useful to me given where I live. My friend's 75 HP scrapes every now and then and mine just glides over. In the trade off, I may be paying a price for a stiffer suspension or something else; which I am not aware of. Also, for the record; my personal opinion is that the 2012 models look way better with increased GC. But then that's just me.