On my 1098 S, I've had every Ducati seat there is: OEM, the previous neoprene DP, and this one. The superpole seat is pretty much in every way better than the previous two seats I've had. As you can see, the main section of the seat has a different texture than the perimeter. The center fabric is 'smoother' than the perimeter. When you hang off the bike, that's where the perimeter section of this seat shines; it has a very rough, coarse, almost spikey texture, and this translates to loads of grip when you're hanging off. The front of this seat does not slope down as much as the OEM one, and this keeps you from sliding forward as much--ESPECIALLY helpful when riding two up! I really like the textured Ducati logo on this version vs the previous neoprene one, which had the Ducati logo in white, quite an eye sore. Standing from afar, this seat looks like one of those foam seats on race bikes, but up close you see it's much more durable. Great purchase.