For the years I have been on this forum, and for all the years I have been on other m/c forums, one of the most common complaints I read is about how uncomfortable BMW seats are. Several other brands seem also to collect similar complaints, but BMW seems the worst.

Is that issue really near-universal (all riders)? Or is my impression skewed by only a few riders who complain often? I really would like to hear some thoughts from this forum.

My personal experience (20 years experience and all the lower 48 several times) is that I have never changed a seat nor felt particularly uncomfortable on a seat--except for the very first trip on a new bike. Once my butt gets used to the new seat it never is an issue. I find BMW seats to be about as comfortable as anything out there, except maybe touring Harleys, which are really exceptional seats.