Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Triumph Street Triple/R 2008-2012
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
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
Well worth the cost over stock.
I bought a Sargent seat for my 2010 Street Triple since I commute often about an hour away. Normally after about 45minutes on the stock seat, I would start squirming to find a better position. After installing the Sargent seat, I have done a few runs up and around the California coast and I have yet to have to stop due to my rear end being sore. Its always due to gas. This seat is easy to install. Fit is a little bit off for the seat locking/latching mechanism but relatively firm push(you dont have to bang on it) on the rear of the seat secures it in place. My wife took an hour ride on mine as a passenger and she also believes it to be an improvement over stock. Granted, its still a naked/standard bike so its not made for comfort. But this seat is without a doubt the best improvement Ive made in regards to comfort.
December 16, 2013
I was very excited to get this seat on the bike after all the positive reviews. Now that I have been riding on it for a couple weeks I can say it was a huge improvement. At first it felt so strange and stiff. Its a little wider and that took a few days to get used too. With this seat I now ride back off the gas tank without any compromised freedom. At a stop, I position more forward and over for a stable footing. Its not the seat that compromises a good footing, its the riding position. That being said, the riding position with this seat is a huge improvement. Still plenty of freedom without all your weight seated at the center of your crotch. With the better distribution and better materials, I am no longer saddle sore.
September 12, 2013