Sargent Seat VFR800 02+
I really didn't want to spend this much on a replacement seat, but the stock seat was killing me. I was seriously more comfortable on the plank seat of my CBR1000RR (although the seating position on the VFR is way more comfortable). The stock VFR seat created pressure points on my backside that make me constantly try to reposition myself while riding.
I chose the Sargent over the Corbin based on numerous other reviews that I read (basically, the Sargent is softer). I am happy with my choice. And, although it's a small detail, I also love the storage compartment built in to the seat.
What it really all comes down to is comfort and I am definitely more comfortable now thanks to this seat
October 29, 2013
Well made seat but not what I was looking for...
Based off several reviews on different sites I decided to give this seat a try. My hope was for a seat with more cushion than stock, something more along a touring style seat. This seat is not it. I found it to be very stiff and it was firmer than the stock seat. I did find it to be well made and liked finding the small compartment in the underside of the seat. Unfortunately though I am unable to agree with the majority of reviewers on this site as to it's comfort, but that is my opinion. One other issue I experienced was it did not lock into the bike. The VFR seat has a small locking clasp on the back end of the seat and this seat had one that matched but no matter what I tried it would not lock down. I could hear the metal bar pushing on the lock but the lock would not catch. It might have been due to the plastic guide interfering but by the time I got to this point my decision to return the seat was already made.
June 29, 2013
Quality product but some ergonomic concerns
I bought this seat to help with long bike rides as the stock seat is very thin and not supportive. The Sargent seat is a very good and high quality product. The concerns that I have are about ergonomics. The comfort of the seat is spot on, but due to either the material, additional seat height and slight angle of the seat, it forces your crotch into the tank. When I squeeze the tank with my legs/knees then I slide forward on the seat until I contact the tank. I have tried with several different pant material and it still happens. Even if you are barely squeezing the tank with your legs, any bumps in the road will make you slide on the seat. I believe that it has to do with the extra height this seat gives plus the angle of the seat. I am tempted to put the stock seat back on....
May 11, 2013
Changed the comfort level of my bike!
I wish I had gotten this seat sooner! It makes my vfr800 way more comfortable. I no longer slide up on the tank of the bike making an unhappy crotch! No break in time at all! Highly recommended!
March 25, 2013
This is one comfy seat
Installation was a breeze. Cowl was snug, it's suppose to be, but slipped on easily. Immediately upon sitting on this seat - why had I waited so long to get it. It is so comfortable. Firm, but not hard.Absorbs what little vibration the bike has. Can't wait to do an all-dayer on it. No slipping onto the tank. Awesome seat !
December 31, 2012
Your butt will thank you!
Worth every penny! I could only go about 200 kilometers on the stock seat on my VFR 800 before getting uncomfortable. I did over 400 kilometers on my first ride on the Sargent seat, and I was ready to keep on going! This seat definitely lives up to its billing, and Revzilla has the best price I could find.
September 17, 2012
Having owned this for a few months now I am very pleased with the comfort. I have been mostly commuting and haven't done any long trips yet, but I can certainly feel the difference from the stock seat. One thing I especially noticed is that it is somewhat wider as it meets the tank. I personally like this as it keeps me from sliding forward on hard braking. I am now looking forward to the 500 mile plus trips.
March 19, 2012
Had this Sargent seat on my 2004 VFR800.
The seat fit and looked great and is softer than the Corbin. Unlike the heavier Corbin, the light Sargent also has no break-in period to speak of. Comfort is better than stock and makes 200-300 miles quite a bit more comfy. Make no mistake this is not a Russell Day Long seat nor does it make the VFR into a Goldwing! With the Heli bar risers and Sargent seat the VFR was pretty comfy for my 6'1", 34" inseam size. However, the cramped knee bend on the VFR is what hurt worse after 200 miles than my butt on the Sargent. Ultimately, I prefer my V-Strom over the VFR due to spaciousness
June 13, 2011