Purchased my newest steed with this installed (as well as having the pillion seat covered to match) and it allowed a 200 mile highway trip home (on the new bike) in absolute comfort. Having had another D675 for 5 years before picking up my 2012, I can attest to how I would have to adjust and readjust my posture to enable a 2-3 hour ride, let alone 4.5 hours in the saddle. Forget the days of tailbone pain and aching legs, this thing cushions so well, you wont want to get off. As for the suede like texture, I personally like that it helps stick me in the seat at high speeds, although a track day might be a little compromised. Buy this today and you will never ride with pain again.