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My standard 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition seat didn’t last long. The foam broke down, the cover ripped and my butt wasn’t happy with me. I have pictures to prove it, but I’ll spare all of you that nasty image. Enter Seat Concepts. After all of these years I have yet to experience any of their products until now. I wanted to get a complete seat so I had an extra one on hand and thought why not try something different. Seat Concepts offers covers, foams, complete seats and anything in between. I chose to try the standard OEM Race 2.0 seat and came away impressed.
The 2.0 seat is light, the cover is beautiful and the whole seat pan itself is well built. The standard foam was a little soft for my liking, so if you’re looking for a slightly firmer feel from your OEM foam, you may want to order a firmer density from the beginning. Seat Concepts does not offer custom seat shaping or custom covers. Seat Concepts foam material starts out as a liquid, so each different seat shape requires its own mold. They do not alter existing foam shapes. Due to their current production process, cover options are limited to those shown on each specific product page on their website. The Seat Concepts foam feels different than any other foam I have tried to date. The foam has a slightly more of a cushy feel in the middle of the seat than other foams I have tried, so comfort is always at an optimal level near the middle of the seat. The front as well as the rear of the seat has a slightly firmer feel to it, but I was mostly riding in the middle cushy part. I have noticed over the years that I just like firmer foams, especially when diving into deep ruts. On small chop the seat foam was extremely friendly to my butt and took a lot of the harsh impact out of some unexpected acceleration square edge.
The Seat Concepts cover is ribbed and has plenty of traction to keep my shovel pan ass where it belongs, when on the gas hard out of corners. Did I mention that I love the way the blue color way ties in with my new graphic set up on the KTM? For $294.99 you’re getting a quality complete seat with a one year warranty and to me that seems like a fair price. If you’re as picky as me with your rider triangle, going to a Seat Concepts complete seat is a great way to better your riding experience.
Seat Concepts makes complete seats, covers and foams for most makes and models. Check them out over on seatconcepts.com.