we'll have to disagree on this one. I just did a 500 + mile trip and I promise that I sat on the seat in every fashion possible, including standing on the pegs at regular intervals. My opinion is that manufacturers make the seats based on what they feel to be an "average" sized rider, if the rider is outside of that size/weight range then comfort will suffer. I'm apparently outside of that range at 6'2" and 250lbs.jonty wrote: For the record, the standard seat is fine.
If you arent comfy, I`d suggest you look at how you are sitting on the bike.
Then again, easier to blame the seat than admit we all need a few lessons on riding positioning etc?...eh?!
For me, ambient temperature seems to play into it as well. The hotter it gets, the sooner I get uncomfortable. I've used a variety of clothing to help with this and now wear ex-officio branded underwear for the best results due to no seams and good fabric (designed for hiking). The temps for the trip mentioned above were 95F (35C) so it was plenty warm.
I will say that the SMT seat is better than my Triumph seat was (in factory form) but it's not "fine" for me after 2 tanks of fuel in a row. I'd love to say the seat was perfect but I will probably add a sheepskin to it for my next long trip to see if it helps, if not then I will have to make some other mods.