The KTM ergo seat arrived today. After closer inspection and a test sitting it seems that it may actually be worse than the stock seat. The shape is rounder which places more pressure on the but cheeks AND it is also noticeably harder than the stock seat. I remember reading somewhere that the stock seat has been recently improved and that the padding has been redesigned. I can't find the info anymore to verify it.
While the difference is probably millimeters it looks like the ergo site is also actually lower than the stock. I did not notice any difference sitting on the bike though. I need to take a good long ride with both before making a final verdict on which to keep on the bike.
|2014 KTM 690 Enduro R ergo seat and stock seat top view|
|2014 KTM 690 Enduro R ergo seat and stock seat side by side|
|2014 KTM 690 Enduro R ergo seat and stock seat prfile|
Nope. I can't say I like the ergo seat as far as comfort goes. It still feels very hard. I can only imagine what the OEM seat has been like in previous years if this thing has been an improvement. As it is now, the best use I can think for it is to use the seat pan as a base for a Seat Concepts seat etc. Then again, it's still on the bike so it's not that bad.