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Old June 24th, 2017, 06:30 AM   #1
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Seat Comparison - KonTour Race Strada

Photo comparison of three seats.

















Ride report:

The OE seat truly locks the rider in the location Ducati sees as ideal, forward. Comfortable for me for maybe 100 miles before I start squirming. After 200 miles I'm wishing for relief.

The race seat is ideal for a rider who wants to slide forward and back. The wide spot being the rear places the rider weight too far back for the suspension to work correctly. The complete lack of padding allowing rear wheel hits to be transferred directly to the spine of a rear seated rider. 50 miles of comfort for me and after 100 miles I'm really regretting the seat.

KontTour is a durable and cool seat because of the open mesh cover. Rides in the rain are far drier as no moisture collects. Cooling airflow eliminates hot bottom. I have zero miles on this KonTour seat, but about 60,000 miles on another one. 1,000 mile days were fine with that seat.

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Old June 24th, 2017, 06:53 AM   #2
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In the first pic, the top seat is race and bottom is oe? I think I would like to be able to move around a bit, the oe seat seems to keep me stuck in one spot, but I don't want to sacrifice long distance comfort in order to do it. I don't think the KonTour seat would work for me either as I'm already up on my tip toes and if I go with a wider/taller seat I doubt I'll be able to touch the ground at all lol.
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In the first pic, the top seat is race and bottom is oe? .
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Old June 24th, 2017, 08:27 AM   #6
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Thanks for highlighting the differences! That really shows the different contours of the seats, the boxes help a lot. Going to put some miles on mine before I decide to either try a different seat or get a second stock seat and have it re-worked by a local seat guy.
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I love the shape of the race seat, but it is stiff. Ducati named it properly. It looks like the Kontour definitely puts function over form.
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I love the shape of the race seat, but it is stiff. Ducati named it properly. It looks like the Kontour definitely puts function over form.
Exactly my thoughts. I hope it's comfortable, cause that seat is fugly.
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Riding all day, day after day, I choose comfort.

But, as they say, fashion knows no pain.
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