Airhawk R Seat Pad
It is ok.
Easy to set up and use, better than stock seat, but still not working as well as my older custom saddle on a previous bike.
I am still going to continue the airhawk until winter comes closer when I will send in my seat to get customized, ( don't ride much here in winter.)
June 22, 2015
Might work for you
I bought this for a 2012 vstrom. The pad is just slightly larger than the Suzuki seat so I thought it would work. Unfortunately, if parts of the pad hang over the edge of the seat all the air balloons out to the sides when you sit on it, leaving less air right underneath your perineum. So, to keep the perineum protected I'd have to overinflate the cushion, which left me feeling unstable on the bike, especially on hills. On a long flat stretch in the desert it would probably not be an issue but for where I live and my riding I wasn't willing to sacrifice control for comfort. If buying this, make sure that every centimeter of the pad has actual seat support underneath it and you will probably have better results.
June 16, 2015
Comfort for long rides.
This seat pad fits fine on my 2013 FJR. I like the stock seat for sporting and short rides, so I didn't want to replace it. On longer rides however, I was in need of something more comfortable, and this fills that need. My sit bones were feeling it after 1.5-2 hours, but now I can ride longer with this pad. As an added bonus, for long hauls I can overinflate it a bit to give me some "lift", which gives my old knees a break! (34" inseam). It is a bit pricey, but less costly than a quality custom seat, and it is a quality product made by a company with a history of making people comfortable.
June 15, 2015
Saved My *ss
I have to agree with some of the other reviews about price seeming a little steep. BUTT, it is cheaper than buying a brand new seat, so I figured that I'd order this and give it a go. Just got back from a trip cross country that saw 93 hours in the saddle, +6,300 miles covered, two +1000 mile days, and I have to say that this pad was a large reason why I was able to do so in relative comfort. Despite riding through a couple stretches of desert, no swamp butt, thanks to the air being able to flow underneath. I thought it was even better than my old sheepskin pad.
I can't say that this was like riding on a cloud... it wasn't. But I can say that I never was crippled up upon waking the following morning, as I had been on other trips. I am more than happy with this pad, and find the pricing worth it. Well worth it.
June 12, 2015
helped but not as much as hoped for
I bought this for a trip I was taking. 5 days 7 states 1700 miles. The stock seat on my Yamaha Tour Deluxe was uncomfortable after a couple hours. I bought this product hoping for hours of enjoyment in the saddle on this trip. The Airhawk R was defiantly was better than my stock seat. But still wasn't what I was hoping for. I still experienced considerable pain after hours of riding. I did try to tune it with different levels of air. less air is better than more for sure. I do longer rides regularly, and I don't think this is the answer to my problem. I see a new saddle in my future.
June 8, 2015
Works for me!
Comfort is also a safety issue as pain is a distraction, not to mention enjoying the ride. With a Roadstar stock seat I was in pain but being a Chiropractor for many years this made sense to me. Once the air is set right which does takes patience, I can ride twice as long with near zero pain. In tight slow turns I noticed something unique. When shifting weight it's still immediate, but it takes about a second to displace the air so your hip sinks into the soft cushion. Many seats have a tendency to do the pelvic 'forward gonad roll' but this keeps my pelvis from rolling forward when placed right. Seat comfort is illusive but this is the solution for me. Highly recommended but be patient with the exact amount of air and positioning.
June 4, 2015
Great Seat Addition
I was looking for something extra to make my longer rides more comfortable. I watched the video and made the purchase. The installation on my V Star 1300 Tourer was quick and simple with the supplied straps. It took several rides to get the air volume to my liking. I thought it was a little pricey at first but, now with several 400+ miles completed, this was a great purchase.
May 25, 2015
Airhawk R Seat
The Airhawk R is a great way to drastically improve seat comfort in a high quality package that consists of good materials and construction.
May 19, 2015