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Hi guys,
yesterday i finally done a Test Ride of the bike.
The impressions are very positive.
The engine have a kind of "electric" feeling...but it's very smooth and powerful.
The riding position is very good for the arms and the legs.
My only negative feedback is on the seat
I only made 40 Km and my impression about the seat is that's a bit firm
Don't you think so?
I think the Single Seat is much more soft and comfortable (i only seat on it but without a test ride).

Let me know your impressions, please
 

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I have the same feeling on the seat, and I felt I slide over it.

I would like to try the single seat or the flat seat istead just to see if it improves.
 

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Thank you for your report, Mr Garcia!
Do you feel the bike is uncomfortable during the ride? I mean, do you slide crushing your b...s on the tank?
I would like to have a seat a little bit softer than this, but i can't say it' uncomfrotable after all.
I still don't know about the sliding obove the seat...i tested the bike on a flat road, without ups and downs.
Please, let me know also about it
 

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Great test ride review. I think the flat seat may be better to stop you from sliding around and crushing your tenders on the tank. Or you can get an aftermarket seat pad.
 

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I had a Test Ride of the bike only with Standard Seat, but i tested (not a dinamic test, only a seat on the bike) also the two optional Yamaha Seats at EICMA.
In my opinion, the best one is the Single Seat
The Flat Seat is a bit sloping and it's not much softer than the Standard Seat.
The Single Seat impressed me very well...it's much more comfortable, cozy and much more larger. It allows you much more freedom on movements and the text is less slipery and more padded!
I think it's a inevitable option for me! ;-)
 

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Thank you for your report, Mr Garcia!
Do you feel the bike is uncomfortable during the ride? I mean, do you slide crushing your b...s on the tank?
I would like to have a seat a little bit softer than this, but i can't say it' uncomfrotable after all.
I still don't know about the sliding obove the seat...i tested the bike on a flat road, without ups and downs.
Please, let me know also about it
Just curious but how long do you typically ride for at a time? I know with rides over an hour that when some folks really start to feel it, for some its over the 1 1/2 hour mark.
 

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Thank you for your report, Mr Garcia!
Do you feel the bike is uncomfortable during the ride? I mean, do you slide crushing your b...s on the tank?
I would like to have a seat a little bit softer than this, but i can't say it' uncomfrotable after all.
I still don't know about the sliding obove the seat...i tested the bike on a flat road, without ups and downs.
Please, let me know also about it
You are welcome. :)

I wouldn´t say the bike is unconfortable at all during the ride, what I would say is that I need to make my mind clear and find what the feeling exactly is, ehehe. I come from a Triumph Bonneville that has a very diferent kind of seat and a lower position compared to what the XSR has, so maybe it is a mix of new sensations right now... as somebody said above, it might take some more riding time to feel it properly.

And no, I don´t slide over the tank (wich is very good to my b***s :D ) but I felt the seat design and the leather are not holding you, so with the jeans kind of trousers I use I was sliding over it easily. Possibly need to get used to it... I don´t know yet.

Just curious but how long do you typically ride for at a time? I know with rides over an hour that when some folks really start to feel it, for some its over the 1 1/2 hour mark.
This next weekend I will be doing a 3 or 4 hours ride so I will find out a bit more about it hopefully.
 

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The design does make you gravitate towards the tank . For long journeys (3-4 hours) though I've found it's nice to be able to rearrange myself with ease.
 

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The design does make you gravitate towards the tank . For long journeys (3-4 hours) though I've found it's nice to be able to rearrange myself with ease.
Those long trips I find I have to get off every hour or so to take a few minute break, and its a relief, standing up and walking around goes a long way.
 

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Im 6,2 and i've done over 4 hours on mine with no problems. I wear textile trousers and no pain in legs, balls, back anywhere. I've never got this sliding thing you guys are mentioning either and i've popped some wheelies on mine. If your not already i recommend gripping the tank with your knees and if your wearing jeans swap them for some leathers or textiles.
 

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Actually, i also wear jeans usually!
I dont' want to wear leather pants...i'm not a fast driver, i prefer comfortable rides
So, i'm searching for the most comfortable seats for XSR700
As i told you before, i think the Single Seat is the softer and wide one...i will try it again very soon to make my decision!
 
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