Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Triumph Street Triple / R 2008-2012
Not the hype
I have a triumph street triple and was getting tired of hard rides after 45 min. After reading the reviews the seat seemed like it had great comfortabililty and nut protection. After I purchased the Sargent seat I soon saw it was not made for the triple, it was modified to fit and then marketed for the bike. That right there worried me but I installed anyway. What I have found is an incredible stiff seat with an awkward seating position that has put extra pressure on my wrists. The seat is durable and the finish is great, but I simply don't have the same experience other reviewers seem to have.
July 13, 2016
Firm, yet comfortable
I bought this seat because the seat on my 2011 Triumph Street Triple R was killing my gnards (jewels). I could not ride the bike for more than a few minutes without readjusting my position. The option was sell the bike or try this seat. It is a bit pricey, but it was my only shoot at keeping the bike. The Sargent seat slopes away from the tank, putting your butt a couple of inches farther back in a sort of pocket. So, I do find myself reaching a little farther with this seat.
Other people mentioned the installation being a little difficult, which it is. The lock pin is about a 1/4" off location from the original seat, but that might be by design to keep it tightly up against the tank. With a little muscle pushing the seat towards the tank it locks no problem. Don't let this scare you off from buying this seat. Seat quality is awesome. It does not have provisions for the allen key or tank prop on the underside like the original. I have never used those items anyway, so who cares!
The seat is more firm and wider to support your cheeks. Also doesn't seem to be quite as hot when left in the sun like the original.
I have a Triumph tail bag that I thought was not going to fit, but it did. Not quite as nicely as the original seat, but it does go on. The big aluminum heads on the side of the seat are internally threaded, so the bolts that hold on the tail bag "wings" I'll call them to the seat thread into those. Don't take the big aluminum bolts out of the seat like I did, only having to put them back in again.
I think in the Revzilla video they mention a channel in the seat for your gnards, but the seat does not have any channel.
In short, it's a nice seat that is firm and much more comfortable. If you are in the situation I was in, give this seat a try.
August 28, 2015
Sargent Seat Street Triple
Pricey, but worth it. This seat extends comfortable riding time by a couple hours for me. The seat is very well made and looks better than the factory seat IMO. The "flat" of the seat is moved back, keeping you off the tank. Would recommend.
August 5, 2015
The original seat caused me pain after around half an hour or so, especially in city traffic. This thing delays the pain significantly, and it's never sharp or intense. I used to get a lot of pressure on my tailbone which would really hurt after a while, and was always sliding down and squashing my nuts against the tank. All of that is gone with this seat, and it makes the bike look a lot nicer too! Pillion hasn't complained either. Based on the difference between the original seat and this one, I would say it's an absolutely essential purchase, probably the first you should make.
December 7, 2014
Night and Day
The stock seat has so much of a slope to it I was crunching my jewels like so many others.I even had it modded to no avail! The Sargent seat is like night and day. Best purchase I made for my 2012 Street triple. Very comfy...worth every penny.
September 22, 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
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