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    New BMW RT Comfort Seat

    BMW has a new one-piece, heated only comfort seat available. It is supposed to fit 2005-2010 RT's but I would verify to be sure.

    Slightly lower than the standard.

    Standard seat height: 820/840 mm
    Comfort seat height: 785 mm

    It's also a bit wider than the standard seat.



    More info here - http://www.barrierobsonmotorcycles.co.uk/view.asp?ID=9

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    I Picked up my comfort seat for my 09' RT yesterday, took about a week to get it. It installs in about 10 min. You remove the front adjuster and the frame seat mounts. Fits the 09' perfectly, looks great, not adjustable. As for the seat height, with my 29" inseam, its no worse then the standard low seat, maybe slightly better. First impression is I feel a little closer to the handle bars, wider in back (I need that) and its noticeably firmer. I should be able to spend some time on it next week. I'll let you know how it go's.

    Bill

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    seat

    What is the cost for this seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine View Post
    What is the cost for this seat?
    Hold on to your wallet, it lists for $686.

    I would check with a dealer.

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    oh come on! Now another thing that I need. Tank bag, GPS, top case, now this. It wll never end

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkottd View Post
    . ...As for the seat height, with my 29" inseam, its no worse then the standard low seat, maybe slightly better. ...
    Bill
    Does "slightly better" mean higher, or does it mean lower?

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    Slightly lower, still not flat footed.

    Bill

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    Post after a day in the saddle

    I'b be interested to hear your impressions of the comfort after spending a day in the saddle.

    Naturally, I just got a Russell Day-Long Saddle so I'm probably not going to get one anyway, but I'd be curious to hear some user reviews. My Russell ended up being $665 with shipping and everything. It raises me up about and inch, inch and a half.

    Thanks, Don

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    I would also- as I just go an 09 low suspension RT

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    I didn't see anything to indicate that this is a "BMW" seat...it appears to be a seat "for a BMW" that's being offered by this British dealer. Also, will there be a standard-height (or even adjustable) version for those of us with longer legs?

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    Note that Corbin has quickly marketed a competing seat. It seems price-competitive and might be more comfortable! Here's the link.

    One more remark about the price. In England it's 366 pounds, including VAT. That turns out to be $553, and that includes tax. Without tax (which they would not charge to a US buyer) the price is likely about $500. It seems like the US dealers may be overcharging....
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    I inquired locally (Alberta) and my dealer said they do not have access to this seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1analguy View Post
    I didn't see anything to indicate that this is a "BMW" seat...it appears to be a seat "for a BMW" that's being offered by this British dealer. Also, will there be a standard-height (or even adjustable) version for those of us with longer legs?
    Here's the BMW part no. - 77347708878

    My dealer was surprised as well but was able to find them available in the US.

    The seat is not height adjustable and requires the existing mounts to be removed.

    (In my best m&m's voice; "They really do exist""
    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...20708%20878%20

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    I got some seat time with the new comfort seat today. Put on about 260mi, about 140 before I took a break.

    For some perspective, I'm 5'9'', 225 lbs, 29" inseam. I'm 61, so a little creakier than I used to be.

    The bike came with the 2 piece low seat, I knew that wasn't going to work after the first day. I was also considering the new Corbin low seat since I have a Corbin on my K75RT.
    My dealer sold me the comfort seat for a couple bucks less then the Corbin, and said I could return it if I didn't like it, so I tried the BMW seat first. I'm not giving it back.

    The seat is noticeably wider in the back and the foam is firmer then the standard seat. The first thing I noticed while riding, was that the contour and small built in backrest forced me closer to the tank and handlebars then I'm used to. I didn't like this at first, but as the day wore on, I got used to it, and I didn't get the stiffness between my shoulder blades that usually sets in after a couple hundred miles. I also noticed that the foam didn't compress into a brick like the original seat, while at the same time it didn't seam as hard as my Corbin (but that's 19 years old). Earlier, I said that I thought I could get my feet down a little better, but after a day of riding with boots on, I have to say there's no difference.

    I can't say there's no butt fatigue, but for me, it's WAY better then the seat that came on the bike, and IMO its more comfortable then the Corbin on the K75. For me, the big drawback is that it seems confining, with little room to move back and forth.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkottd View Post
    I got some seat time with the new comfort seat today. Put on about 260mi, about 140 before I took a break.

    For some perspective, I'm 5'9'', 225 lbs, 29" inseam. I'm 61, so a little creakier than I used to be.

    The bike came with the 2 piece low seat, I knew that wasn't going to work after the first day. I was also considering the new Corbin low seat since I have a Corbin on my K75RT.
    My dealer sold me the comfort seat for a couple bucks less then the Corbin, and said I could return it if I didn't like it, so I tried the BMW seat first. I'm not giving it back.

    The seat is noticeably wider in the back and the foam is firmer then the standard seat. The first thing I noticed while riding, was that the contour and small built in backrest forced me closer to the tank and handlebars then I'm used to. I didn't like this at first, but as the day wore on, I got used to it, and I didn't get the stiffness between my shoulder blades that usually sets in after a couple hundred miles. I also noticed that the foam didn't compress into a brick like the original seat, while at the same time it didn't seam as hard as my Corbin (but that's 19 years old). Earlier, I said that I thought I could get my feet down a little better, but after a day of riding with boots on, I have to say there's no difference.

    I can't say there's no butt fatigue, but for me, it's WAY better then the seat that came on the bike, and IMO its more comfortable then the Corbin on the K75. For me, the big drawback is that it seems confining, with little room to move back and forth.

    Bill
    So, Bill, just to be sure, the new seat turns out to NOT be lower for you than the stock low seat?

    I ask because I have had a custom rider's seat made on my low seat pan (and I also purchased a Corbin's Smuggler's box for when I ride solo -- otherwise I use the stock passenger seat). I would be willing to sacrifice both if I could make my bike low enough to flat-foot (29 inch inseam). But I don't need it for comfort, I have my custom rider's seat already. So your test ride is crucial for me. Just want to make sure I understood the verdict.
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