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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 16th, 2017, 7:40 pm Thread Starter
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TOURATECH COMFORT SEAT FOR BMW R1200RT 2014- On WC

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Anyone have any experience with this seat? I am currently riding on the BMW "low" seat, which is a must given my inseam. Touratech has a low seat that is listed at .8" lower than stock. Anyone have one? Is the height similar to the BMW low seat? Comfort worth the money?

Any assistance will be appreciated.

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Yes, I put Touratech front seat on my RT, it is more firm. I chose the low. Made in Germany buy some guy I can't remember his name starts with a K. A superior seat. Factory seats are showroom seats, soft, great for 5 minutes at the dealers. Only Factory seat that worked for me is the low K13S seat. Put a sargent on my GS. I list these so you get the idea I like firm seats.

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Yes, I put Touratech front seat on my RT, it is more firm. I chose the low. Made in Germany buy some guy I can't remember his name starts with a K. A superior seat. Factory seats are showroom seats, soft, great for 5 minutes at the dealers. Only Factory seat that worked for me is the low K13S seat. Put a sargent on my GS. I list these so you get the idea I like firm seats.
Thank you for the input, Beech! I find the Low Seat for the 2016 RT to be very firm, not soft like the standard seat might feel to some. I suppose the low seat had most of the padding removed, in addition to a different contour at the front of the seat, to help vertically challenged riders like me stand more flat footed. But I don't have much padding in my butt so after a few hours in the saddle, I wish I had something a bit more comfortable...

I suppose I was hoping to potentially find another seat that maintains the low stature while improving the comfort a bit. I guess that might be a oxymoron too difficult to overcome if the Touratech is equally as hard as the BMW low seat and what appears to be about a 1/4 inch taller...

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For me comparing seats, all things are not equal. I use an Aerostitch one piece Roadcrafter most of the time and there is some substance to it. Makes seats different than if I were just wearing jeans. I think there is value if the aftermarket seat uses a bmw pan or a very good copy. Sargent seats use a superior copy.

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Touratech 'does not' yet offer a heated version..
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Touratech 'does not' yet offer a heated version..
Ah excellent point, hadn't noticed! Thanks for pointing it out!!

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Ah excellent point, hadn't noticed! Thanks for pointing it out!!
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They dont say anything about an interface to the factory BMW circuits or control system ?
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They dont say anything about an interface to the factory BMW circuits or control system ?
That is a good question.
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