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Old Aug 7th 2018, 12:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ddd269 View Post
...Can't remember what the previous comfort seats looked like for the 1199/1299 but faintly remember that the shape was different than the race seat.
Shape is surprisingly identical. Although the comfort seat is ~1/2"+ longer in the rear. The main difference I found, aside from the cosmetics of the cover, was the material of the Racing Seat is much more grippy.
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Old Aug 10th 2018, 04:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by spinkick View Post
I talked to lulimoto about getting a cover done on the base seat and they said that there is not enough padding to add gel, they are looking at the comfort seat next. I have not installed the comfort seat yet, is it not worth it vs the base for your long trip?
For me, it hasn't been worth it and whilst I have't switched back, I'm finding that it has added no real comfort. It's a shame as the previous comfort seat I found made a big different when spending long days in the saddle.
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Old Aug 10th 2018, 05:12 AM   #13
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Yeah, the foam is just more firm as far as I can tell. Doesn't seem worth it, other than looks. I think the stock seat looks racier
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Old Dec 6th 2018, 06:53 AM   #14
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Any more thoughts on this from people who've now had the comfort seat for longer? I'm using my V4S for some longer trips. I think the standard seat is fine (I'm coming from KTMs so my comfort bar is low!) but I'm still considering the comfort seat.
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Old Dec 6th 2018, 07:08 AM   #15
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I just installed the comfort seat but have yet to use it. Will give some feedback once I do. First frustrating part was that the mounting holes did not line up perfectly like with the stock seat. That caused me to get the mounting screws cross threaded into the clips, so I had to get new screws and clips and use a pocket knife to make the plastic seat mounting holes a bit bigger. C'mon Ducati, what's with this kind of crap! I guess that is the Italian charm?
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Old Dec 6th 2018, 07:32 PM   #16
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Didn't notice much of a difference - at all - and after riding my buddy's V4 with the factory seat, I am convinced the OEM option is a little more comfortable..
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Old Dec 8th 2018, 02:24 PM   #17
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Rode a couple of hours with the comfort seat and put the OEM seat back on. As others have said, it was not much different comfort wise, and my wrists hurt more.
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What seat comes on the Speciale ?
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Old Dec 10th 2018, 10:02 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Veteran View Post
What seat comes on the Speciale ?


Same shape as other V4. Just with a alcantara like material and "Speciale" embroidery.
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Old Dec 10th 2018, 11:04 AM   #20
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I personally have not tried the comfort seat. I've always gotten the "race" seats on all my Panigale including my current V4 Speciale. I've read in many places that the comfort seat is about the same shape and height as the race but with different material and marginally softer density foam.

I've always found the race seat to be more comfortable than stock. Comfort wasn't the reason I got them though. I got them because of their flatter shape which make it easier for me to slide back and forth and also keeps me from getting wedged up against the tank. I'm 6'1 so added height of the seat makes it a bit less cramped for me.
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