Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Ducati Hypermotard 2008-2012
Much better than stock
Installed on 2008 Hypermotard and fit and finish was good. Just returned from a 5 day, 2100 mile trip and seat performed well and was comfortable. My only complaint is that the seat is a little too wide near the front, but not horrible. The stock seat was uncomfortable beyond 100 miles and this was a huge improvement.
June 11, 2015
This seat is ok. Not as high quality as I'd hoped. It's a little flimsy and not what I'd describe as comfortable, it is more firm than the stock seat. Also, and more importantly, the seat attaches via a screw in the back and slots built into the the inside front of the seat that slide around pucks on the tank area. You slide the slots around the pucks then attach the rear with an allen wrench. After a couple 100 miles one side or the other where the slots are will release. Then you have to take the seat off and do it all over again. If I had to do it again I'd buy the Corbin.
April 21, 2015
Great OEM replacement!
I am really glad I went with the Sargent, it makes the Hyper more comfortable because it levels-off the seating area, you are not forced towards the tank. It did make the bike feel slightly taller but it was fine for me. I shopped price and function (thanks to Revzilla product reviews) and Revzilla was the logical place to buy. Fast shipping, teamzilla cash rewards made it the best price anywhere!
July 21, 2014
Much more comfort for longer rides, creates good seperation for a passenger.
September 16, 2013
not sure why I waited so long
I've been debating getting this seat for the better part of 2 years now and never could justify it - Then I took the plunge. The install is a little finicky but I think I almost got it perfect but as soon as I went for the first ride on it, my butt thanked me. The stock seat on the Hyper is HORRIBLE (think sitting on a park bench) and this seat really makes all the difference in the experience. It's comfortable for when you want comfort and when I want to really ride aggressively I can slide up closer to the tank and really toss the bike around.
A must have for HyperMotard Owners!
April 22, 2013
I've been traveling for work so haven't been able to put more than 10 miles on the seat. To and from my shop for suspension work. I small tear has formed just behind the piping on the right hand side. The box was beat up when I got it so it may have been from shipping but I didn't notice it until I installed it on the bike. So either way I'm disappointed.
April 16, 2013
I love this seat
When I first sat on this seat it seemed stiff and uncomfortable and definitely made the bike feel a little taller but once I put my feet on the pegs the saddle conforms to your backside nicely and was great for a long ride. This seat also looks great on my Hypermotard!
March 11, 2013
Fits the description, but having some issues with fitting
Three main gripes, but otherwise it seems to be a good piece of aftermarket seat specific to the Hypermotard (too early to discover any other main issues):
a) Had great difficulty fitting the front slots into the existing bolts on the front side panels. The foam seems to be glued to the plastic backing even at the slot areas which doesn't permit the bolts to slide into the slots. Had to manually separate the foam from the backing.
b) It was also difficult to locate the existing mounting point with the new rear bolt that came with the Sargent seat.
c) This is the most frustrating part. After managing to install the seat with the difficulties faced above, "test" sat on the seat to feel the additional comfort and overall fit. (i) I had chosen the low seat, which I noticed a significant loss in cushioning at the butt area. The seating area conforms to the butt shape well, but felt hard beneath. (ii) Any shifting of the butt towards the rear of the rider's position on the seat would cause the seat pan to bend more, and in my case, the front slots would slide out of the bolts, ie not a secure fit anymore. Can anyone advise on how to resolve this issue? I hate to be adjusting with an Allen Key each time this happens.
The seat is also, IMHO, pricey for the issues faced above.
If I appear to be scathing in my review, I have no intention to except to provide an honest feedback arising from my frustrating during installation.
February 3, 2013