I had a Corbin for many years on my ZR 7S. It was stiff right off the bat and never seemed to loosen or stiffen up. It puts you about an inch lower and an inch farther back than the stock seat. My V-Strom came with both the stock saddle and the Corbin. I've tried both. Even though the Corbin is real stiff, it's still better than the stock. And the stock V-Strom seat is half-decent.