Originally Posted by ScienceOfDirt
For those that have owned both the KLR 650 and the Sherpa, how do the seats compare. I have a 2006 KLR that has been a very reliable and comfortable bike, especially the seat. I'm looking at a Sherpa to add as a small DS bike that's easier to pick up in the woods than the KLR. I was thinking of a WR250 until I sat on it. I already have a board in a towel seat bike, and don't want another. The Sherpa seat feels pretty good just sitting on the bike, but it's kind of hard to tell how it will be after 4-5 hours.
Few dual sports come with comfy seats, but my wife's Sherpa seat is much more comfortable than the stock WRR seat, and better than the DR650 I had before it.
I'd hate to make bike buying decisions based on the OEM seat though. An aftermarket seat or an upholstery shop can cure most factory 2x4 seats. The Seat Concepts seat on my WRR cost ~$200 professionally installed.