Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I've used both versions of the stock seat and find the newer one much superior. It is flatter, longer, and firmer. The pillion seat is also firmer and has a bit of a ramp towards the front that helps limit forward movement of the passenger. One side effect of the "improved" saddle is that the firmer foam adds to the effective seat/peg distance, lessening knee bend. The original saddle put me in a position where that became an issue as the miles rolled on - I don't even think about knee bend with the new seat. Custom seats as well as Corbin and Sargent would be another step up from the improved stocker, but I'm happy with the improved seat for now.