Saddlemen Gel-Channel Track-CF Seat Yamaha R1 2009-2013
Happy Rear End
Excellent seat and worth the money, has better ergonomics but the seat height is about a half inch taller. Very comfortable for longer rides, but also a technical seat for canyons or tracks. The air channel helps keep your butt cool and the raised front helps from getting your balls racked on the tank =)
The rear seat cover matches great, I re-used the strap from the stock seat to go over it. I would suggest leaving the seat cover in the sun or in front of a space heater to help make it pliable before putting it on. Once on it fits perfect.
Overall a great seat and will repurchase this seat with any new bike that I get!
February 25, 2014
Comfy and fits my Daytona 675 well
Someone asked if this seat would help someone who is short, compared to their stock 2013 CBR 250. I'm not sure what the person meant by the "low height option". I can only go by my bike (2011 Daytona 675). The stock seat on that is very slim, and this seat is thicker, but not by a great deal. I'm 5'9. Not sure this helps, but all in all a nice seat that fits well and doesn't kill my lower extremities for long trips.
October 25, 2013
Great look on my Vstrom
At first I thought it was going to be a major project to mount this to my bike. There is a post on the Vstrom where the sit fits into. The new seat has to have this opened up to allow the post to fit into. I recommend a knock out like electrical boxes have. That way no drilling involved.
When I first rode with the Saddleman I really didn't notice the channels cooling effect until the ride home at night when the temperature had dropped. Let us say at 45 to 50 degrees you will feel the cooling channel.
I am pleased with this seat and would recommend it.
Thanks again Revilla for a fine product. :)
August 14, 2013
Great aftermarket add-on
Stock seats are OK, but I wanted something a little better to make my commuting and weekend fun rides to be a little more comfortable. I bought the Track-CF model because it seemed like a better addition than the Track and it turned out to be a great match to the bike. This new saddle hasn't disappointed me since I swapped it in over instead of the stock seat. Commuting has been a lot better, and the extended riding has been far more comfortable. It lives up to the claims you'll see here. This saddle is actually noticably heavier than the stock saddle when you hold one in each hand, so if you're looking for weight savings, you will be disappointed. I was a little surprised by it, but my logical side thought it would actually be better for its overall stability. If you are looking for a replacement saddle that will keep your backside happy, you won't regret this one.
August 2, 2013
BEST SEAT I'VE EVER RIDDEN ON!
I bought the seat and had it customized through Saddlemen (that is actually my bike in this product picture) I cannot recommend this seat enough. So amazing and really holds you through the turns. It has held up through the rain and abuse I put the thing through and have not had any issues with the weather. The stichting is amazing, you can really tell they are hand made.
I have had a few friends purchase them and all tell me they love them.
June 19, 2013
I just got this seat installed this weekend then went on a 7 hour motorcycle ride on Sunday. Very easy to install. I took the rear seat /included seat cover to a shop here in town and they covered it for a whopping $10.00. Saddleman will do it for $35 plus freight. The seat itself is extremly comfortable. The space really increases blood flow and air circulation. The gel padding is exactly where it needs to be. The seat is firm but a far cry from the stock seat. Highly recommend this seat!! The carbon fiber look goes great with my carbon fiber exhaust covers.
April 22, 2013
great firm and taller seat
the first time a sat on it i found it quite firm. it is a firm seat but the way it's built it work great.
i just received it friday and I had a long ride in the week-end. i just came back and i want to ride it some more. the chanel in the middle work great. no back or spine pain. and since it's firm you realy feel the road. great for twisty road. since it's firm after a while you start to feel some muscle pain. but once you stop and get of the bike you are ok.
it's also a taller and wider seat. taller about one inch. my wife at the back claim it's lower for her. I have put a peg lowering kit in the past, but i think i will take it off with that seat.
June 2, 2013
looking good, feeling good!
While Saddleman website is a bit cryptic, this is the one you want. It looks great, fit and finish top notch, and most important, feels great.
I took a 900 mi trip shortly after installing and never had a issue with a sore rear. For you shorter folk just note that it does add a bit of height over the stocker but that was a bonus for me .
May 13, 2013