it looks pretty comfy for the driver, its looks a little funny how it puffs out in the back. maybe its because it has alot of foam in it for passenger comfort? hope someone has one tried one out. link below
I think just about anything would be better than the factory passenger pad. My gf rode about 110 miles with me last weekend--the longest she's ever ridden, by far--and it may have forever ruined the chances of a road trip on the bike this summer! I told her I'd be ordering the new seat as the first mod to the bike. I was on the fence for a while when the seat came out (do a search on this forum for it, there have been several topics discussing it) but I think I'm sold. Several members here have it and seem to like it, and the obtrusive hump doesn't bother me as much as it used to. I think once a backrest is added, the 2"-ish tall rear seat area won't look as blatant.
The bags interfere with the lock and the ability to swing the seat up, as there is not enough room on either side. One person or more on the forum has got around this by adding spacers between the bags and their mounting to give the added clearance though I haven't seen any pics of that mod. I remove my bags, but am considering re-installing them with spacers... Especially if I plan a road trip. If anyone is familiar with this spacer mod, exactly how much spacer did it require to move them out enough to be compatible with the seat.