Some things get better with time. Motorcycle seats get worse. Back in my day (ranting old man) the last thing anyone would want to change was the seat. Because they were comfortable. Years ago manufacturers discovered that if you remove all thigh support you can sell to shorter riders. So ditch the cushy, rectangular seat & put on a thin, narrow bicycle seat. Looks racy now! Plus you can be 6" shorter & touch the ground. All your body weight is now on your tailbone, not your legs & butt. There's a reason we can sit on a chair 40 hours a week but not a bicycle. Weight distribution. Aftermarket seats put back the thigh support that wasn't there. Now that 600+ mile ride is possible. I really wish manufacturers would learn that most of us are over 4'11" & ride more than 20 minutes at a time. And those optional factory seats that ARE comfortable for an extra $200-300+, how about just making them standard & have the skinny ****ty seats optional? Just my Monday morning 2 cents.