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Airhawk R Seat Pad

The last mile feels like the first, thanks to AIRHAWK's exclusive Shape Fitting Technology®. This patented system eliminates painful points and promotes consistent blood flow for a longer, more comfortable ride. Memory foam can't do it. Gel seat can't do it. Only a genuine Airhawk R Seat cushion can do it.  The neoprene AIRHAWK's stretchy material has a much more substantial and luxurious feel, especially at the end of a long day in the saddle.


  • Center cutout area runs from front to back of cushion
  • Re-designed cell geometry improves airflow under the rider = no hot seat
  • Back cutaway allows for a tail bone relief area with a tapered transition for increased comfort
  • Cushion comes standard with cover, attachment loops, and cruiser straps. 
  • Cushion Material: Neoprene rubber 
  • Cover Material: Stretch polyester material top cover. Side panels are 3-layer knit polyester providing air circulation. Fluid-proof, non-skid base is easy to clean and durable.
  • Dimensions: 15.25" Wide x 14" Deep x 2" Tall (39.5 cm x 35.5 cm x 5 cm)
  • 3 year limited warranty
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Airhawk R Seat Pad 4.4 5 52 52
Don't waste your money You shouldn't go to the grocery store when you're starving. You'll buy stuff you don't need. When your butt's tired or sore after a long ride, you shouldn't shop for seat accessories that make big promises they can't meet! I have tried every possible inflation level from nearly none to too much, and it makes no difference. I keep returning to my stock seat for a more comfortable ride. On top of not delivering the comfort promised, the front attachment strap came loose after the first time I rode with it. This product is expensive and doesn't deliver. Save your $$. March 24, 2014
Makes the long haul much easier Took a little getting used to but after a while I didn’t even know it was there and it definitely makes a long ride easier on the backside. If some discomfort started settling in, all I had to do was shift my weight a little and the air moved in bladder and changed the pressure points. Easy to install and remove and fit perfectly on my FJR1300 seat. I would definitely recommend this to other riders. December 19, 2013
Needs some tweaking but works well I purchased the Airhawk for my new GSW. I can only ride comfortably on the stock seat for a couple of hours. The comfort level and ridding time were most definitely increased. It does take a while and some patients to get the adjustment correct but since this is not my first Airhawk, I knew that. October 14, 2013
As Advertised I was having issues with pain after 40 miles on my 2004 BMW R1150RT Bought this and rode 548 miles in one day, with minimal discomfort. What a difference. October 7, 2013
Oh my no longer aching A## I bought this because the saddle on my BMW R1200RT gets a bit hard over a long ride. Prior to this, my longest ride before the soreness became unbearable was around 6 hours. I did an 11.5 hour ride from Gettysburg, PA, to Deals Gap NC in July using this product, and while I think everyone will be a bit sore after that one, it was definitely a HUGE benefit to have the Airhawk R. You do have to work to adjust the inflation to the "right" level for you. That did take a bit of adjustment/experimentation to get right. October 7, 2013
Still unsure At the risk of giving TMI, I got prostatitis from riding on rough roads on the OE seat with a taxi driver style bead seat pad. I am hoping this will prevent the problem form recurring. After 5-600 miles on this I am still unsure if I like it. It has taken some time to adjust the air level to an inflation that works and also to find where best to place it on the seat. It still feels a little odd with air shifting around down there. That said, no numbness in the butt cheeks and so far no prostate issues. Time will tell. October 6, 2013
This product can greatly enhance your comfort with a stock seat if you take the time for proper setup. I am using the Airhawk R with a Stock "Gel" seat on a Triumph Tiger 1050. This seat is already comfortable for approximately 2.5-3 hours before you could use a break. I've ridden 1055 miles in a day with the stock seat. The Airhawk makes it all day comfortable with very little pain/irritation. The key is setting up the air pressure properly. I overinflated the first three attempts and it was uncomfortable. The feel was sort of like sitting on a small beach ball. You would roll around the seat and forward in braking, obviously not enjoyable. What made it very comfortable was deflating to the point of looking at the cover and thinking "no way that's flat". Then sitting on it and being suspended maybe a 1/4 to 1/3" above the seat. This prevents the "rolling about" feeling and makes for a very comfortable cover that eliminates pressure points. If you bought this, or are trying it be sure to take the time to get it set right for you (it will vary for everyone). It's worth the 3-4 tries to get it right. This would save you a lot of money on a custom aftermarket seat. I use a KingofFleece waterproof cover for mine as well. (Revzilla, you should carry this awesome product btw!) September 17, 2013
Look for a better alternative! Definitely not worth the money. Don't listen to the comments when they say that you must have to much air in it if it is not comfortable. I tried it a hundred different ways and never found it to be much more comfortable than my seat alone! Save your money! Don't buy this product. September 2, 2013
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Airhawk R Seat Pad
Already Asked: 11 Questions, 31 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Christopher T: I'm 52 years old and all motorcycle seats hurt after a few hours. Apr 8, 2014
Francois P: For long rides, and I can transfert easly on my two bikes. Mar 3, 2014
Michael L: Wish I hadn"t. The front retaining strap came off the second day I used it. I have tried numerous levels of inflation & find it makes no difference in my comfort level. This was a waste of money! Mar 3, 2014
Yousef A: I really needed a pad for my motorbike I ride Honda NC700X. I commute daily for around 155 miles, sometimes I feel a little stress on my back so I decided to look for a pad. I choose this item because all the reviews on Revzilla is positive and I watched some youtube reviews. Nov 11, 2013
Johnnie B: For comfort on long trips. Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed with this product. It's performance is mediocre; not the perfect solution I thought that it might be. A good cushion pad seems to do better. Nov 3, 2013
Scott G: I wanted something to make long rides more comfortable. Oct 19, 2013
Douglas G: I ride 160 miles daily ZG1400 this makes all the difference. I would not get the smaller one this is the one you want. Oct 19, 2013
Jason Y: The dimensions match the seat of the BMW C650GT just about perfectly. Aug 7, 2013
A shopper asked: Would this fit a Victory Vision? The front of the Vision seat is pretty narrow although the back is plenty wide. I happen to be one of a very few who is uncomfortably on the Vision seat. Aug 18, 2013
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Rex C: I don't know if the Airhawk will fit your bike. I ride a Vulcan 900LT. The Airhawk was a less expensive alternative to replacing the factory seat (not all that bad really) with something far more expensive. The Airhawk was a small improvement. I still found myself praying for a stop light so I could stand up for a few seconds. Facing a 2500 mile ride, however, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a Mustang seat for my bike. So glad I did!

My advice... save the money from the Airhawk and apply it to the Mustang seat. If you ride much, you are going to do it eventually, anyway. Call the Revzilla folks and have them send the seat made for your bike. I think installation involved taking the seat off, replacing one bolt, and putting the new one back on the bike.

Hope that helps.
Aug 19, 2013
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Stephen F: While I have a Harley Ultra Classic (FLHTSECU7) and not a Victory I think our seats could be similar . I have what HD calls a hammock seat . It is wide in the rear and narrow with a dip at the horn . My Air Hawk fits perfect and for added measure look stylish . Just took it on a road trip that was over 6000 miles . Yes , 6000 . The pad worked wonderfully . One of the best accessories I have bought for my ride . Aug 19, 2013
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Rob S: I don't have that particular bike but mine I installed on a Vstrom which has the same issue. The extra material that contours over the front edges of the seat are not a problem, just gives a little extra padding on the inside of your legs. Also I LOVE the Airhawk R. 500 mile days..,no problem!
Rob S.
Aug 19, 2013
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Kenneth K: The Gold wing seat is also Narrow. It did not fit well on my bike. I did not like the seat and returned it because the air pressure fluctuated with the outside temperature. It was easy to release air pressure but difficult to add pressure. Aug 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size would be suitable for a Harley Davidson Iron 883? Nov 7, 2013
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David L: I have the AirHawk R and a Sportster 883. I used the seat on a 3 day trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very comfortable and made the ride painless. I don't use it for my everyday riding to work but if I take a trip that will last over an hour, I use it. I suggest you get one if you don't want a sore bottom. Dec 23, 2013
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Kenneth K: Sorry I ride a Gold wing motorcycle. I have no idea how to answer your question Nov 7, 2013
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Kenneth K: I do not ride a Harley and have no idea what size the seat is Nov 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: For the 2006 R1200GSA, which is the best suited Airhawk seat shape to purchase? The R looks to be pretty wide like a cruiser-style seat. Sep 30, 2013
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Chris G. L: It fits my F800ST and works well. If your dealer has one you could compare your bikes' seat shape to mine. Sep 30, 2013
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Bernie B: yes the R is for wider cruiser seats , mine goes on a Harley sundowner seat.
Hope that helps
Sep 30, 2013
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Kenneth K: Sorry, but I don,t know Sep 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is there a way to upholster it under leather for a custom seat. Jun 13, 2012
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VN900B: In my opinion it could be done on the right bike and by a talented seat maker.

First you'd need to measure your current seat to see if the dimensions are close to what you have or would work with your bike since I see no way to alter the shape of the Airhawk (nor would you likely want to).

Your seat maker would need to allow for access to the air valve (small zipper or such) but it's going to be a bit awkward given it's location (rear left corner of pad). You'd likely need to find a rubber or vinyl tube that would slip onto the mouthpiece of the air valve since trying to get to in mounted on the bike would be "interesting" to say the least.

I think you need to ride with it and get it adjusted to you before having the seat made so you'd know what thickness you're dealing with (since it quite variable by the rider). ROHO, the manufacturer, recommends about 1/2" of air but it's really up to you.

Potentially the most difficult part would be not having the cover on the seat restrict the Airhawk since it's designed to move air around as you move or shift in your seat. That means a traditional cover of vinyl or leather could really restrict things, especially if pulled taut to get all the wrinkles out.

Also, the Airhawk has mesh sides on its cover to allow airflow in and around the air chambers to eliminate hot spots. This would be kind of tricky to incorporate into a seat but the right seat maker could probably do it.

Bottom line, I think it could be done but it will be quite the challenge and likely expensive since it will take a really experienced and talented seat maker to get it right. I'd suggest getting one and riding on it for a bit to see if it "does it" for you. If it doesn't you can take advantage of the return policy.

Good luck.
Jun 18, 2012
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Nicholas C.: I wouldn't recommend it as I think the leather would reduce the ability of the air to shift around. Perhaps if you used really supply leather, it might work out, but you have to consider that you need to keep access to the air valve (different temperatures and elevations require the air amount to change a bit), and if you get a puncture somehow it would be nice to be able to get in there to patch it. Overall, probably too much of a hassle. Sep 4, 2012
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RevZilla: No, you will not be able to upholster the Airhawk R Seat Pad. The whole point of that product is to cost less and be easier to install than a custom seat. Jun 13, 2012
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A shopper asked: I like this better than the small 12 x 18 Airhawk because of the center void.
I know its larger, but would it be the best comfort choice?
Single cylinder model.
Dec 6, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, the Airhawk R would certainly be a good fit for the 650 GS. The Airhawk is actually shaped very similar to your seat and will fit more naturally due to its shorter front to back distance. I can personally attest that the "R" version is the most comfortable of the lineup. Dec 7, 2012
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Vulcanhoyt: Yes I like it better more confortable Dec 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: What model should I pick for the BMW G650GS?
Is the Airhawk R for that seet shape?
Sep 2, 2012
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Nicholas C.: I have an F800GS which is a bit bigger seat. I picked the S size, and it fits the seat nicely. I think the R is a bit too wide, but it does have the channel in the middle which seems like a good feature. I think it'll look a bit weird as it's so much wider than the seat, but it might be worth it for the channel. I wouldn't worry about losing functionality due to the added width, that'll just hang over and not be much of an issue. Sep 4, 2012
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RevZilla: The regular Airhawk size Small is the best fit for the BMW GS 650 series. Sep 5, 2012
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A shopper asked: Can i make it fit a passanger seat of an r1? May 16, 2012
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VN900B: Hi,

In my opinion the answer would be "no". The Airhawk-R is shaped kind of like a tractor seat and intended, as best I can tell, for cruiser style (or at least wide seat) bikes. I think if you tried to wrap the R model around the sides of the seat you'd loose the effectiveness of the thing.

They may have other models that would fit an R1 but not this one in particular.
Jun 18, 2012
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RevZilla: This pad isn't designed specifically for that seat, but would come quite close in shape. As long as it was attached well, it should not be a problem. May 17, 2012
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A shopper asked: Would this fit a Yamaha Fz6 well? It seems more cruiser oriented... Apr 26, 2012
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VN900B: I'm not personally familiar with the Fz6 but I looked at some photos. Since the Airhawk R model is shaped a bit like a tractor seat it would seem pretty wide for the Fz6 seat.

After riding on the Airhawk it's my impression that it wouldn't work very well if it wasn't completely supported across its base. That's because of the way the air chambers interconnect. I think if the edges of the Airhawk protruded past the edges of your bike seat that it would be uncomfortable and not very supportive. It could also seem to shift around (as the air moved between chambers) and this could potentially be unsettling on a sport bike in more spirited riding.
Jun 18, 2012
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RevZilla: The Airhawk R Seat Pad will fit a variety of bikes, as long as the bike's seat measurements align similarly to the seat pad's measurements of 15.25" Wide x 14" Deep x 2" Tall (39.5 cm x 35.5 cm x 5 cm). May 3, 2012
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James O asked: Which airhawk model would best fit a CanAm Spyder RTS? Apr 4, 2014
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Stephen F: Can't help you with your fitment question for the Spider James I have a Harley FLH (it fits good) . Go on the web and ask the Air Hawk people , I did and found them to be good people . I will take this opportunity to say that the Air Hawk-R is one of the best mods I have bought for my bike . I also used the price-match policy that Revzilla has to my advantage . Apr 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: I ride a KTM Duke 200 and do alot of touring on it! Great bike, seat hard as a rock!! Was wondering if this would work well on the duke or would you recommend getting a gel pad on the bike? We're going to be riding approximately 5000 km in about 20 days later this year and have been really thinking on what to invest in? Apr 27, 2013
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Kamo: The gel does not provide the instant pressure point solving as the Air Hawk..I tried one a friend had. After an hour it was almost as bad as the oem seat. Apr 30, 2013
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