Yeah, ya know, one of the things that turned me off to these bikes back in the 90's was that seat. They just looked unbearable to me. Never rode one though. When I first started considering an S1 a few weeks ago one of the first things I did was make sure that Corbin still offered a seat for them. Now, granted, my first and only ride so for was a short 10 minute test ride yesterday before purchase (raining by the time I got home) but when I got off I had to admit that it wasn't as bad as I had expected. Now, it'll not be what I would call long distance comfortable, but so far I think it's better than the original seat on my KTM LC4 (one hour seat at best). I plan to ride it more before buying anything so I can make sure what if anything is really needed, but the Corbin was already in the "budget" and reports are that it is a big improvement over stock.