The fit and finish of these seats is quite good. I have had them on my bike for a year and about 6,000 miles of riding. They still look brand new.
The seat sits lower than stock, which can make the bike easier to flat foot for shorter people, but also means the pegs are now closer as well.
While the shape of the seat does feel more comfortable, the padding is a lot less than I expected. Long rides over an hour still result in numbness of the backside and even longer rides end in pain. These are great seats, but for me, I'd spend the money on a cushion for the stock seat and the rest on something shiny.
2012 Yamaha FZ1
The SV will never be a couch, so don't expect it to be. What this seat does do is alleviate the pressure points of the stock seat. Now I slowly get uncomfortable and that discomfort stays about the same all day. With the stock seat, I would be fine for around an hour then in pain for anything longer that. I wasted time modifying and re-upholstering the stock seat before I finally got this and I'm happy I did
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.