Sargent Seat Suzuki SV650/ 1000 04-09
Better than stock
The seat is nice well made but don't expect a drastic comfort change just a slightly better seat. I couldn't go more than 45 minutes on stock seat. With this seat I can go maybe an hour and 1/2. Better but like I said its still a stuff seat and not a magic bullet I don't regret my purchase but you can find better go for it.
April 14, 2014
Very comfortable and better seating position than stock
The stock seat would cause me to have to re-adjust all the time because I would slide forward into the tank and was not comfortable after an hour. This seat doesn't do that because it dips down in the middle and is flat so it spreads the weight much better. The seat makes it much easier to swivel around or to learn off. It fits perfectly and hugs the tank better than the stock seat.
March 10, 2014
Good product, EXCELLENT service
The Sargent rider seat installs easily; the rear seat cover only required a bit of tugging and aligning before hitting it with a staple gun. The rider seat is more comfortable than the stock seat, just be sure to sit all the way back to take advantage of the non-sloped, wider pan. Fit and finish is pretty well done. My order was processed unbelievably fast: I placed the order and it seemed like it was processed immediately. Since the seat shipped from their Las Vegas warehouse, my order reached me in CA within a couple of days (it might have been sooner). This was my first purchase from Revzilla, but it will definitely not be my last. Service bumped the overall rating to Excellent. Great job!
February 11, 2014
I bought the seat for my SV and then left the next day for a three day trip. It's just a hair taller than the OEM low seat I had before. It is definitely more comfortable. While it does have a sort of scooped rear section, it still allows sliding around and hanging off with no interference. And it came with nice self adhesive foam blocks to properly secure the battery like the stock seat.
September 30, 2013
Noticeably more comfort for the butt cheeks!
Comfort improvement from the stock seat. Keep in mind the kit includes the rear seat cover. Easy installation with a little manipulation. Worthy purchase for consistent riders.
September 9, 2013
As advertised much more comfort for much longer. No more hot spots and now the sv650 doesn't smash my junk into the tank on decel
As advertised. Great product ,easy install. My sv650 would be uncomfortable after about an hour and unbearable after and hour and a half. I don't know how long I can go on the sergeant because I just haven't hit its limit yet. Looks good fit perfect.
October 1, 2012
Would buy again
Last year I took my SV650 (n) on a 1,300 mile round trip and found out first hand what folks were saying about the stock seat being uncomfortable.
My experience with the stock seat is that it's comfortable for about 20 minutes, at which point shifting your weight buys you another 10 minutes or so of comfort. Around 40 minutes to an hour though, there's no comfortable position left and even stopping to walk around is only a temporary help.
Comparing that to the Sargent seat, I find that I can ride for about 40 minutes before I start noticing my rear end falling asleep. Shifting my weight fixes this for another 40 minutes, and as soon as I stop to walk around there's no lingering discomfort.
After reading the reviews I built my expectations up to thinking this seat would allow me to ride all day in comfort. I'm slightly let down by the fact that this isn't quite true (especially considering the price tag) but I do believe it's the best option out there for the SV.
Installation was a piece of cake, and the finish is very nice. I can't speak to durability too much (had the seat for ~2 months) but I believe it will last based on the apparent quality.
September 26, 2012
This seat will lower you almost an inch, but in doing so it really prevents you from getting your crotch smooshed against the tank with every bump in the road. The foam in it does conform and is quite comfortable. A must have for any stock seat riding SV650 owner.
September 10, 2012