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Looks like the Africa Twin could have more up right ergonomics going on than the KTM, but that is of course only what I can make out of it here, will have to sit on both to get a real feel for them.
 

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I hope the AT will be better than the KTM for:
- comfort of the seat
- no heat coming from the engine
- air filter with no dust
- access to the air filter (easier and quicker)
- engine will start without problem in winter

I was a 1190R owner and for that reasons, I sell it.
yes im curious about dust as well. Not sure if the two inlets infront of the AT graphic on the fairing are dummies or connected to a ram air intake...

 

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Not too sure about the dust filter either and Google didn't give me much of a result about it. We'll just have to wait and see when if comes out or when they provide us withe more information.

As for the seat, can't it be replaced with a comfortable one?
 

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Good point about that seat which doesn't look comfortable at all from what can be made of it so far, something i'll have to check out for myself and while at it ergonomics.

Great time to start weighing out seat options. :D
 

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Good point about that seat which doesn't look comfortable at all from what can be made of it so far, something i'll have to check out for myself and while at it ergonomics.

Great time to start weighing out seat options. :D
well maybe we should try it first ;) If anything look for a local upholsterer. You can get a totally custom seat (foam and wrap nothing too fancy) for about the cost of an aftermarket one like Corbin for example...
 

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well maybe we should try it first ;) If anything look for a local upholsterer. You can get a totally custom seat (foam and wrap nothing too fancy) for about the cost of an aftermarket one like Corbin for example...
Never though to actually do so. Thanks for the tip! Though Corbin does make comfortable seats.
 

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Seat!?!

Good point about that seat which doesn't look comfortable at all from what can be made of it so far, something i'll have to check out for myself and while at it ergonomics.

Great time to start weighing out seat options. :D

Of course the seat is going to suck, it's a Honda!! :laugh:
 

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custom seat

Odd question but how would they make a custom seat for your bum? Do they measure each individual butt cheek or what?
You were probably joking, butt... you send photos taken from the sides and the back of the bike/seat with you sitting on the bike. You can also add photos from the side and back of the passenger seat if you want that fitted to your passenger. Good custom seat makers have the experience to judge how to shape the seat from the photos. You also provide your weight so they can decide on the proper foam density. Don't confuse "aftermarket" with "custom". Mustang, Sargeant, etc. are good seats (and much better than stock), however, they can't match the positive impact to your riding that a custom seat will. The stock seat on my ST1300 was awful. I sent mine to Rocky Mayer for a custom seat. I could ride all the way through a 7.5 gal tank of gas (approx. 270 miles), take 15 minute break for a snack and refuel, and my butt felt like I had not been on the bike that day. I would easily ride through another tank of gas and repeat the same process all day long. A custom seat is expensive but worth every penny.

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Thanks for the detailed explanation. I've only seen the one size fits all aftermarket seats or someone's DIY custom seat so it's good to know what is needed if I want a custom one. Did they cut into your stock seat to add more padding? Or was it built from scratch?
 
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