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Yesterday I did a quick 40 miles ride with the new comfort seat and I'll echo everything that Scowa said, it's MUCH more comfortable and since I'm around 5'11" it also helps my fit on the bike by giving additional leg room. The added padding definitely helps smooth out the ride, and since your bum is further away from the engine it also felt cooler than the stock seat. Extremely pleased so far!The seat pan is identical to the original.
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I also took some profile comparison pics
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I did also compare to the Urban Enduro seat at the dealership. The foam used is the same. (Which is softer than the Icon foam). There is just a bit more of it on the comfort seat. Specifically on the front of the seat leveling it out to make almost no dip at all. The texture of vinyl used to cover the seat is the same as the UE. It is stickier than that used on the Icon. Which is a lot better. You stay in place much better.
Still loving it after 100 miles or so. As I'm riding to work today, I noticed that I would flinch/brace over certain spots that usually rattle my brain. But I didn't have to. It is such a smooth and soft ride. Another benefit is seat position. It is definitely higher. I'm 6'1" and now my arms are in a perfect position.
I also realize why Ducati made the dip. It would be a wheelie monster if it didn't have it. I very rarely had the front wheel of the ground before the seat. I think the extra height was just enough to shift the center to the point that wheelies are very easy now. I'll try to keep that to a minimum (or maybe I'm just riding a bit more spirited)