690 Enduro/SMC aftermarket seats
Choosing an aftermarket seat for any bike is always controversial but it is nice to hear everyones opinions. I have experience with seatconcepts on my bikes but want to see all my options for my 690. These are the options I have found, all ranging from $150-$700. Are the more expensive ones worth it? Maybe, let's find out!
Seatconcepts, Ktm powerparts ergo seat, Russell, Baldwin, Renazco, Corbin, Touratech, Gutz racing and Local seat upholsterer.
Of course without even looking at the prices I like the touratech. Most expensive of the bunch followed by Renazco, Russell and Baldwin. The upside of Touratech seats is you dont have any downtime as they come with their own seatpan. Corbin is well known and makes great seats but there is nothing really special about them. You pay for the logo. Gutz racing makes a motorcross type seat but I have never heard any feedback from anyone with one of them. The ktm ergo seat looks to be a nice seat if you want to keep a similar shape of the stock one. This is one of the few gel seats offered for the 690. Seatconcepts makes a good seat especially for the price but does not work aesthetically with the bike in my opinion. A local upholstery shop can usually make a nice seat customized for you. Prices vary and so does quality.
If I am missing any please let me know so I can update this list.
'13 KTM 690 Enduro R, '10 Yamaha TW200, '07 Kawasaki KLX250, '86 Yamaha BW80
palmstatecrawler screwed with this post 05-03-2013 at 10:18 PM