Sargent World Sport Adventure Touring Seat Suzuki DR650 1996-2009,2011-2013
There are now words adequate to describe the improvement over the stock seat.
I tried to convince myself that the stock seat on the DR650 was not that bad. I really gave it the benefit of the doubt. Until after a full day riding I was completely numb in places that should not be numb. After researching seats on every forum possible I ordered the Sargent seat that very evening.
2 days later I installed it with no issue what so ever and had a revelation. This is the most comfortable motorcycle seat I have had the pleasure of sitting on. I have about 300 miles on the seat now and look forward to many more. The only minor gripe I can come up with is the small ( less than 1/4 inch ) gap between the seat and the tank. Thats it.
It is one of the more expensive seat options for the DR but I still rated bang for the buck as Good for the shear improvement over the stock torture device.
January 5, 2015
Muuuuch improved over stock saddle. I found the low height to be more comparable to the stock saddle height. I could be crazy but it really felt like the std height sat me up higher especially with feet to the ground. It looks much flatter than stock and doesnt physically look that comfortable, but i promise you. Its quite comfortable.
Its wide in the bum but narrow enough in the thighs that it's not cumbersome when spending a lot of time on the pegs.
I used to readjust every 10 mins or so after the first hour of riding. Now i readjust less than a handful of times for a whole day. Highly recommended if you're spending any decent time on the bike.
October 28, 2014
The best investment I've made on a motercycle is a Sargent seat. Easy to install Very nicely made highly recommend
May 26, 2014
A DR650 Must have
This is a very good seat. So far, I do believe this seat is worth the money. It looks great on the bike and doesn't look out of place on a DR650. The seat is like a big pan. Much wider than the stock seat and, not much, but slightly softer. You can ride on this all day. You're still going to be sore after a couple hours but it's *nothing* like the agony of the stock seat. Because of the width, it is a little harder to touch the ground, but not too bad. The only real "con" about this seat (and, honestly, it's not that bad) is the fitment. Following the installation instructions exactly, it fits a little loose at the front where it mates up with the tank compared to the original seat. It's not enough to cause any problems but there is a much larger visible gap between the tank and the seat. Another downside is that it's a little harder to move around on this seat compared to stock, but if you're like me and pretty much only riding it on the road, it won't make a difference. The only other qualm is that the seat gets scuffed by boots fairly easily.
I would definitely buy this again.
May 13, 2014
Very comfortable seat
The seat is overall very comfortable, it is a quality made product and very durable. After around 2-3 hours your bum starts to feel it though.. however it is tolerable unlike the stock seat. This seat makes the DR a much more enjoyable bike to ride for longer distances and is highly recommended!
April 28, 2014
Feels like sitting on air!
I purchased this seat for my dr650 and all I can say is WOW!! The stock Suzuki seat is like sitting on a rock, within 20 minutes of riding you become uncomfortable and after 40 minutes the pain would be almost unbearable. I commute to work 30 minutes everyday and do some adventure rides on my bike and with this seat it feels as if I'm riding on a Harley. Also if you pack your girlfriend on your dr650se she will be happy sitting on this seat. The back of the seat is a whole lot wider than the stock and has much better cushion. My girlfriend wouldn't ride on my bike any more with the stock seat and now she is always asking to go cruise. I will never ride a dr650 without one!! Also my bike is a 2010 and the seat fit perfect even though the description doesn't mention compatibility for the 2010 model.
December 28, 2013
Looks and feels promising....
Have only ridden about 40 miles since installing this seat, so I don't have a great deal of experience with it yet. But so far, it seems like it will be very comfortable on long trips, which was my goal getting this seat. It seems a bit firm, but may need to be broken in. It is much wider than the OEM seat, and fairly flat. Measures about 11.5in across at the widest point which is some distance from the tank. That area of the seat is almost as narrow as the original, so there is some option for standing up on off road riding.
December 9, 2013
Very comfortable for long rides
Switched form the stock Gel seat to this one on my DR650.
The low version brings be a bit closer to the ground and a lot more comfortable over longer distances. Its probably less comfortable than the regular level seat but not by much.
Easy install with my IMS tank.
October 7, 2013