I rode across the country 3245 miles in 7 days on a V-Strom I bought at the end of September. I knew within 50 miles that my backside was not happy. But , what are you going to do ? Harden up and ride it out. After I got home I started looking for a seat . I found a Sargent for the '14 and up V's with a feature I hadn't considered , heat front and rear with dual controllers . It was a little high at first then the guy dropped it a $100 OBO , so I bid $25 less and got it. Still haven't hooked up the heaters , but , will sometime . So far I've done a couple of 200 + miles days and am happy with it . It would have made a huge difference in the cross country trip . Nice place to sit.