I rode my R50/2 Bimmer from Albuquerque to New Orleans in the winter of '75 with no seat, or windshield. Camped out in sub freezing temps too. Had to trailer out of SLC to Albq because of snow. Seats are sometimes over rated, lol! My '75 Laverda with TZ 750 glass fairing and seat had no pad, just hard glass pan. It was a (CAFE) racer, push start, no side stand either.Gestation period for a cow is about 280 days, then they have to wait for the calf to get big enough to slaughter :/ then they need to clean, tan and dry the leather. Takes way too long, that's why half my motorcycles don't even have a seat, all you really need is a comfortable rear fender anyway.