Motorcycle Seats

Motorcycle Seats

Even with care, over time a motorcycle’s seat could get ripped up or torn with enough use. Seat covers are often the most tortured items on a motorcycle. They have to contend with your bum on it every time you ride, and when you’re not on it, it’s exposed to the elements. 

Rain or shine, motorcycle seats have to be hardy and not crack, rip, or puncture. Seat material also has to be grippy enough for the bike to remain comfortable and to keep you planted as you ride.

Parts of a seat

There are typically three layers to a motorcycle seat. The first layer is a backing plate or a plastic molding for the chassis of the bike. This part is the skeleton of your motorcycle’s seat, and it will evenly distribute the pressure and provide a mounting point for the other layers on the seat. In the case of more track-oriented super sportbikes, the base of a seat will likely be a fiberglass or carbon fiber material for lightness and added rigidity. 

Following that, the next will be the foam layer or otherwise referred to as the comfort layer. Most bikes will have one layer, while others will have more. Some manufacturers, custom, and aftermarket brands fit motorcycle seats with a robust and supportive foam layer along with a gel layer to help make the bike comfortable. Some cafe racers will feature very peculiar seat shapes with multiple layers of foam supplemented by a cowl. Other bikes will already have a gel insert or a big portion of foam. You'll commonly find thicker seats on cruisers or on adventure tourers. 

Lastly, we have the seat cover or the upholstery. This is the outermost layer of the seat, and it protects the other layers and serves as one of the main contact points between a rider and his motorcycle. 

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