30 minutes on my V-Star before I cut down the seat was like being prison raped. After I cut a few inches of foam out I could go an hour before I had to take a break. On my XR I put a little over 500 miles on in the first weekend; 150 runs no stop and I felt no pain. After getting about 1000 miles on the seat it feels like it was custom formed for my arse. My wife feels the same about the passenger seat. My longest non stop ride so far was 4.5 hours; I didn't stop to take a break -- I stopped to fuel up.
For me this kind of comfort is crucial; I have 3 fused vertibrae in my neck and 4 disks in my lumbar that have a total of 6 tears and 4 buldges. Take my word; if I say a seat is comfortable then a seat is truly comfortable.
Victory put a lot of effort and testing into building the Cross bikes. They were able to work in seat comfort because they had to be happy with it too. Victory is not mass produced like Japanese bikes or HDs; in order to prove they have a better product they had to build a better product.
Keep in mind that in order to get the bike to feel like it was made for you you're going to have to play around a little with the rear shock. It is air adjustable so you'll have to ride a little, adjust a little, and ride a little more until you find a pressure that gives good ride and good comfort.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.