I did try out an Ultimate Seat a year or two ago and it wasn't at all for me....That "couch cushion" softness made me feel disconnected from the bike and as I sunk into it the seat started to become "pinchy" on my clothes, its forward portion was to wide, I didn't like the feel when I was stopped and that soft foam got very hot, it seemed to hold in heat. I ended up sending it back.
I haven't had a stock seat for a long time. I've been running with a Drag Specialties Low-Profile Touring Seat
This seat has worked great for me, its firm with great support, we have done many miles together. Comparing the DS to stock, yes, it was much more comfortable. The stock seat wasn't bad, but like most stockers the foam and support give up after awhile of riding, the DS seat does not do that, the support lasts until I get off the bike.
I know... If I like the DS so much why did I buy a Corbin? I've always wanted the Corbin Dual Tour for my XC, I think it looks amazing on the bike but more than that from all I've read it is the ultimate in firm seat-ness
and I believe the Corbin Dual Tour will sit me back a bit compared to the DS. Aaron the guy I was dealing with at Freedom Cycle said he's been using Corbins forever and won't even buy a distance motorcycle if he can't get a Corbin for it.
edit: I ended up popping a fever, which finally broke around 4am, at which point I finally got some sleep. I'm a little beat up from whatever zingged me, but if I'm feeling MUCH better, I'm going to chill for a few hours, if I still feel okay I'll switch seats
"Living life is a great idea, but riding a motorcycle actually gives you a tool to do it..."
2013 Sunset Red
Vic Tri-Oval Mufflers, Lloydz VM1-DR cams, AF, PC-V @112hp/113tq
Corbin Dual Tour seat, Klock Werks Klip Hanger bars, Vicwapz
Avon Contour grips, Kuryakyn Kinetic boards and rear SwingWings
Victory black LED headlight and Touring Pack, Madstad 9" windshield