Yeah, Ducati really messed up the seat. This seat raises the mid section by almost an inch I would say, plus being flat, I can move back which helps with the legs since I am 6'1". While it is a cosmetic change, the stock seat was so uncomfortable that even after one hour it was painful. The main cause, I believe is the seat pan. There is a small hump built into the seatpan; imagine a speedbump. Some owners have cut it out and reworked, or filled the empty space.