Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Honda VFR800 2002-2009
Best upgrade to my bike..ever
This seat is about the best thing you can do to make your VFR more comfortable. The seat is MILES better than stock.
The craftsmanship on mine is perfection defined. Not a stitch out of place or piece of material cut poorly. The foam is firm, but still soft on your bum. I was able to do an all day 450 mile ride last Sunday and when it was all over I had sore spots in places, but my bum and back were not one.
July 28, 2014
Fits the butt well, could fit the bike better
Definite improvement in comfort and control over the stock seat on my Monster 796. I'm 6ft tall and went with the low version for a flatter angle. The seat is firm not hard, but the pressure is spread evenly and allows me to really keep my knees into the tank which was a struggle to do with the stock seat. Pillions have commented that it is a more comfortable seat for them as well.
My only real gripe is the way the seat fits the bike itself. There is a noticeable gap on the right hand side against the tank, enough to slip my finger in. The stock seat cowl will fit but it is really tight. The replacement seat comes with a new set of bolts to retain the cowl. For the price of the seat I'd expected the fit on the bike to be better.
August 12, 2014
front seat hook.
I think the seat looks great and I am told it feels wider than stock. The only issue I had with the seat was when installing it I had to adjust the front seat hook to make it latch under the tank. It was a simple adjustment with the right allen tool.
August 4, 2014
No more smashed junk
The original seat on the bike forced the rider into the back of the tank, thus obliterating one's package, particularly in stop and go sort of riding.
The main reason I got this new seat was to remedy that, and thankfully it has. In addition to not sliding forward, I feel much better anchored to the bike through my bottom and legs in such a way that I noticed I am putting less weight on my wrists - thus giving me better feedback from the bike and better control.
The fit and finish on the seat is good - I would not say it fits as well as stock because I had to smack the seat pretty hard to get it to lock into its latch. But once its on it looks good, like something that could have come from the factory.
Time will tell how durable the seat is and if when it breaks in it feels even better.
July 23, 2014
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
Street Triple R - Seat locking post slightly misplaced
The biggest headache I encountered was after putting it on it seemed to be stuck on the bike. The mounting place for the lock is just a milimeter off or something and it causes it to be difficult to lock down and difficult to remove. The trick is to turn the key and then whack the top of the pillion seat with your fist to disengage the lock. This is a bit of a pain given the seat's high price point, and many other Triumph owners complained of the same issue in forums. Oh well I can manage.
The seat itself is very nice. High quality materials, foam, and ergonomically much better than stock. The stock seat is slanted too far forward for the overall ergonomics of the bike, causing you to slide into the tank when breaking or hitting bumps, this is no longer a problem.
July 14, 2014
Better than expected!
I have a 2013 ZX14R and am 6'4". The stock seat is supportive, but forces me forward due to the forward slant at the rear of the seat. This forward bias creates extra pressure on my wrists and knees. I bought this seat hoping to just have equal support less the forward slant. This seat does indeed eliminate the forward slant. It snaps in place just like the stock seat with a little pressure on the back portion of the seat. It is a little firm, but is easy to move around on while riding. It eases pressure on my wrists & knees due to the more level seating position. I am very happy with the purchase, as my long distance comfort has increased greatly. Also, the seat is really supportive under acceleration as it is raised higher than the stock seat at the rear of the rider's seating area for the lower back. If your not expecting miracles, but want a quality improvement from a non-custom seat, you can't go wrong with a Sargent seat.
July 8, 2014
Really good Seat, it's a little complicated to get it installed the first time. The pin lines up but does not click in. Once I got it to lock in I couldn't unlock the seat, you have to softly tap the passenger seat at the time time you are turning the key to get it released. The first time I panicked a little but once you get the hang of it it's easy.
I am 5'11, 170 lbs no adjustments to the rear suspension and the seats seems a little taller than the original. Great comfort and room to move around, also incredible advantage when leaning.
overall would recommend.
May 19, 2014