Let me start out by saying I had a hip replacement 7 years ago. Even in the car i find it hard to last very long without the right side of my butt and my tailbone getting ungodly sore. The stock seat left me feeling sore after an hour in the saddle so i started searching. 1st purchase was a saddlemen gel solo seat...took a 1 hour ride..off it came and on to ebay and sold. 2nd purchase was the kawasaki OEM gel seat...took a 1 hour ride..off it came and on to ebay. 3rd purchase was the Airhawk cushion...took a 1 hour ride and i think i found the solution to my butt problem lol. I was a little apprehensive about how it would look on the bike...it actually forms quite nice to the stock seat and being black it really does not stand out like i thought it would it rather blends with the seat. I would highly recommend this item though a bit pricey.