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post #1 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Was looking at a new Duke 390 in a local showroom.....


Sat on it to test it our for size....


The seat is like a block of granite....


What the heck were KTM thinking ??
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Lol weight saving probably. Or a tactic to help sell the KTM PowerParts comfort seat!

Itís not too bad tho. I tried wearing my padded cycling shorts on when I did a 3 hour trip the other day, didnít really make much difference tho lol


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post #3 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 06:39 AM
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Surprised that you think the seat is too hard.
I have done 120 miles and no issues with the stock seat. A harder seat might seem bad, but can be better in the long run.


It’s the same with cycling, The saddle that came with my bike was a gel one and quite soft, but it caused issues so l got a saddle fitting and the one chosen looked like an instrument of torture
But it’s the best saddle l have ever used.
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Yeah - I got 1600 miles on my Duke in the last 2.5 months and I think the seat is just fine...is it great? no. but it isnt terrible.
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Was looking at a new Duke 390 in a local showroom.....


Sat on it to test it our for size....


The seat is like a block of granite....


What the heck were KTM thinking ??

As long as you are happy with what you ride.
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I don't think the stock seat is bad, either. It seems to feel better the longer I ride.
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Agree with previous posters. Rode to some friends over the weekend, 145 miles and just over 3.5 hrs each way without stopping. I couldn't have done that on most of the BMWs I've owned before the seats were re-padded, used to get a numb bum after a couple of hours riding.
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I don't think the stock seat is bad, either. It seems to feel better the longer I ride.
breaking in dat ass-groove
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Y'all should work out yo glutes, so that you have something to sit on.
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Y'all should work out yo glutes, so that you have something to sit on.


True true, sitting in the office all day doesnít help
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