I just got my Suzuki factory low seat from the local dealer. I paid $65.00 for it which I thought was a bargan! Here are some of my thoughts and observations. 1) Definitely lowers your ride height, approximately 1 1/2 inches.. I'm 5-10 and I could barely put my feet flat on the ground before the low seat. Now, my feet set firmly on the ground. 2) Sitting lower in the seat also puts you lower behind the windshield. I've noticed less wind turbulance on my helmet. 3) Seems like sitting lower also lowers the center of gravity. Cornering seems easier for me. 4) Sitting lower changes the angle at which you grip the handle bars. The angle is more moderate (upright) and seems easier on the wrists. 5) The low seat is broader and not shaped as sharply. Seems like it is more confortable on my behind! The only down side I could see is for taller riders. I had my buddy who is 6-3 jump on it and he had a hard time with the seat to foot peg distance. At 5-10 I like it! OK, not to say that this seat is the answer to all your problems, but I have found it to be a positive improvment for a small amount of $!