Currently it is sitting in the middle of my garage with no exhaust (stock system weighted 15 lbs.) as I'm awaiting the arrival of a akrapovic full exhaust system via FEDEX. Seat isn't an issue with me as I ride about 60-70 miles and take a break anyhow. You should ride my RC390 that has a 3/4 inch foam pad as a seat. So far other than what I mentioned above it feels like it's geared high so probably going to change sprockets. I will have to send the ECU off for a reflash to match exhaust. I put on Renthal ultra low bars so that's sorted. I don't trust the B23's tires so much as they feel hard to me and I lack confidence in them while leaned over so probably order a set of S22's that I normal put on my bikes. This is my second Yamaha I've owned, first one was a 1977 or 8, XS650 that I had brought used in the early eighties.