I have an '09 F800GS was a Russell seat. My riding buddy just got a new African Twin and he let me ride it. In addition to being a great bike, the seat was really comfortable. I was going to sell my GS and get the Honda. But thought I would try a new seat. I got a seat from Seat Concepts in Caldwell, ID. It is the most comfortable seat I have ever sat on. It simply works! It was only $200 and is vastly superior to seats costing 5X as much. I would highly recommend this seat to anyone wanting to improve the comfort of their ride. J.