I am 6 feet tall and with the stock seat, I feel that I am sitting too low with my legs bent more than required.
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Finally got the much needed modification on the Xpulse yesterday – the rally seat. So I am 6 feet tall and with the stock seat, I feel that I am sitting too low with my legs bent more than required. With this setup, it required a considerable effort to stand on the foot pegs when you have to go over a bad patch or when you have to just stand to give your bum some rest. Yes, it’s a considerable effort since I am on the heavier side too at almost 100 kilos.
I was thinking of getting some re-foaming done to the seat to increase its height and the width to some extent. But the only worry was that the seat frame is narrow so any additional foam to widen the seat would not be very comfortable.
The Xpulse was due for its 3rd free service this week so asked them to fit the rally seat and took a short ride. And boy oh boy – it felt so nice and so comfortable. Although I am not able to flat foot, I can feel that the strain on my back and knee has reduced considerably. It’s a similar feeling when you are sitting on a low sofa and then suddenly move to a higher setup. No doubt, i had to add the handlebar risers as well.
The ride has improved, I don’t feel the bumps too much, the seat is a bit softer because of more cushioning. It’s easier and effortless to stand and ride or just lift your ass while you wade through a bad patch.
I was wondering if just the rally seat could make my ride so comfortable – how would it be with the complete rally suspension. And then I read this.
Enjoying my daily ride to office and I care a damn about the potholes now. BMC – bring them on!!!
One piece of advise of you are looking for a small light motorcycle for pothole-city commute – get an Xpulse!
Keyword: Installed the rally seat on my Hero XPulse: My initial observations