I bought this seat because my wife wanted a more comfortable pillion seat. Unfortunately, it doesn't really improve on the standard seat in this regard, and I find the riders seat is much higher than the original, making it uncomfortable for me when stopped because it's now a tip toes stance, and also while riding because it shifts more weight onto my wrists. I suspect I may have the lower version of the original seat. So it's back to the old seat for me and try to sell on this one. The seat does seem to be well made and looks nice though, but doesn't completely fit the tank recess.
I purchased the "low" version to help me get my feet flat on the ground as I'm only about 30" inseam. Don't really care for the way the seat sets. A little too much forward lean I think. And it's hard as a board. Of course to make it a lower seat-height seat, they have to leave out padding I guess. I put lowering links on the bike and put the factory seat back on. This seat also doesn't fit on the bike as neatly as the factory seat.
I have had several Sargent seats in the past and have been happy with them but the seat for the FZ1 was a disappointment. I could feel the hard seat pan through the padding. My quality rating refers to comfort, not appearance. I returned it- thanks Motorcycle Superstore.
After riding Corbin seats for years, I decided to try out the competition. The Sargent seat is very well made, I'd rate the build quality higher than Corbin. The fit could be better. It seems like the bumpers are a bit too thick as it's hard to get the seat to "click" in and you have to give it a good shove and mess with the key a bit. Overall though, I'm very pleased with the shape and the feel of the foam.