After 46 years I reunited with my high school girlfriend. When we dated I rode a Honda 305 superhawk. She thought the 2018 Gold Wing seat was incredibly comfortable. She hadn't been on a street bike since we dated. If the drivers seat is bad, the passenger seat has hardly any cushion and is even worse (I never sat there but can see). The only thing I can say is she didn't weight 125 lbs and perhaps her butt was the right size and shape to be comfortable but she rode in back for 600-800 mile days without complaint. Me, I will upgrade to an aftermarket. I never had a problem with rain and Corbin seats (with leather and stitching leaking). I am not good about putting covers on bike while traveling. Has water been an issue for others that don't cover the seats?