I purchased this seat a week before leaving on a 4000 mile trip on my R1200GS. I wanted more comfort along with a lower seat height for my trip. My regret was not giving myself enough time to look at and research all the options offered by Dennis Kirk. I chose a track seat because it looked good, and said it was an adventure seat but I should have gone with a touring seat. I was very uncomfortable and in pain after 12 days of riding and the seat never broke in. I am sure this seat has its intended use and I know its not all day comfort (at least not for me). It is an improvement to factory seat and it does lower the seat height, but still leaves a lot to be desired (more padding and maybe even more seat area). The front part of the seat also is too short behind gas tank and will leave an open gap about 1" or 2" between seat and tank. I didn't like the way that looked once the seat was installed on the bike. I did like the quality of the seat. The covering material is riveted around the seat pan and materials are nice.