Have you tried the stock 1199 seat? I swapped the other day just to see and our 899 seat is leaps and bounds better lol! I rode my friends custom CB360 with a similiar seat as pictured and it was not very friendly to my lady parts so you're probably right!Yeah, but that copper seat will have you aching to be back on the 899 seat! I sat on my Monster to move it after taking a long ride on my 899 and the 796 felt like a lazy boy in comparison!!!