Sargent Seat Suzuki V-Strom DL650 / DL1000
A vast improvement over the factory seat.
In the last year or two, riding for more than 15-20 minutes had become painful due to groin pressure from the stock '09 VStrom seat. For reference I am 5'8" 155 lbs age 55 and I commute daily on 30 miles of bad gravelly road and highway. At first the Sargent seat felt odd, a little taller but after a few dozen stops I got used to it. After a couple of 1 hour rides, no discomfort at all! What an amazing difference. I may need to raise and bring back the bars. Thanks to salesman and VStrom rider Jason for your help in picking the right seat. No rating for durability yet because It is only a week old.
April 17, 2013
Beats the factory-brick Vstrom 650 seat !
Put this seat on my 2011 Vstrom 650.
My fiance and I love this seat. Road for 10 hours on this new saddle and didnt even come close to getting uncomfortable.
Easy to install too!
February 6, 2013
Better than Stock!
I ride an 09 DL650 VStrom and I'm 5'11 177 Lbs and needed something to ease the pain of the stock seat. I used a "sheep" type product but it did not help. This seat is way more comfortable even in jeans; I believe riding pants would be even more comfortable (I have Rev'it Pants). It does raise you up and even an inch will cause you to adjust your riding ergonomics. I already have the 1" up and back risers but seem to search more for a comfortable position. I probably just need to get use to the new seat. I've had the seat about a month and around 1K miles, mainly back and forth to work and day rides less than 200 miles and it is very comfortable. It's not like night and day better than stock to me, as I've had to adjust my seating position to get comfortable, but it is so easy to change your position with this seat. I do find myself sitting closer to the tank verses all the way back on the seat; and there is room to move around easily! No change to flat-footing the bike at stops. Shipping was a little slow but hey it was free! I would recommend this seat for sure over stock. The storage tube underneath the seat is a wonderful addition for keeping papers and stuff.
June 28, 2012
Better than stock but not great
I never used the stock seat on my Wee for long because it sucked. The Suzuki gel is quite good and gave an extra inch of legroom. Then I tried the Sargent. The Sargent sat too low for me, causing minor knee cramp in 100 miles that I never had in 26,000 on the higher gel seat. On the Sargent my butt was mildly sore at the 100 mile mark, no better than the gel seat. However Sargent made my groin area sore too, a new problem. For these reasons I cannot recommend this product, nor can I rate it better than fair. Seats are subjective and there are many rider variables. I am 6'1" with 33.5" inseam and the Sargent is probably better for average height or slIghtly shorter riders. The Sargent is super light, fit is good, the storage tube is neat, and it looks awesome. But for me I sold it after a 300 mile trial because my Suzuki gel seat is better. The gel gets hot but an Alaska sheepskin works to cool it off. By the way the Alaska sheepskin on the Sargent still ached my groin and legroom was still worse than gel seat. For reference I had a Sargent on my 2004 VFR800 and it was good, not great. I've had two Corbin's on past bikes and they are good too, but heavy and not great either. Yes I am picky but experienced too. The "great" seat is the Russell Day Long despite it's looks. Nothing else is pain free.
June 25, 2012
Going to Alaska
I bought this seat because I am heading to Alaska in a few weeks and one day I was riding my motorcycle to work and though that the current stock seat was not going to cut the ride to Alaska. I was looking at this seat a few months back and after comparing a couple of aftermarket seats I choose this one. I was expecting a little more padding in the seat. I will not know if I will be completely satisfied until a couple of days into my trip.
June 11, 2012
Very comfortable seat
Это просто подарок для моей задницы. 250 миль без остановок и боли. Рекомендую!!!
May 21, 2012
2nd sargent seat i've owened best upgrade you can buy
exellent craftsmanship can always resell it for top $ when im done
April 2, 2012
better than stock
I have not had the seat long enough to know if it is durable but it appears to be.
The stock seat was less comfortable than the Sargent but not by a large margin.
So, I believe it was priced accordingly to all of the factors and overall it was a good purchase.
March 25, 2012