Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Yamaha FZ1 2006-2015
Great seat, dissapointed with my purchase though.
I need to first state that I don't think all butts are created equal. Because of this please take my review with a grain of salt as the actual product from Sargent is great quality. RevZilla shipped my seat quickly and it was received in super timely fashion as always but I have a bone to pick with them after this sale. I will state it at the end of this review and it may be of interest to you as a buyer if you're interested these seats.
The key differences between this seat and the stock seat:
- This seat is significantly firmer then the stock seats.
- This seat is wider [more cruise/less sporty] then the stock seat.
- This seat will lower your seat height aprox 0.5"-1".
After removing it from packaging and attaching it to my bike it aesthetically looks great. It's well made and locked into the factory connections for the stock seat perfectly without any modification or tools.
Sitting on the seat for the first time you will notice immediately you're slightly closer to the ground, it is a wider and much firmer seat then stock. This was a point of concern for me right away since my butt goes numb on the stock seat after about 70-80 miles. I thought to give it a fair shake, however, and see if the additional surface area to sit on is what will take to make the comfort difference. Sadly, I started to feel discomfort to set in even sooner on this seat at around 30 miles.
I am certain what I need is a softer seat (I must have a boney butt @ 180lbs 5'11") and this seat is harder then stock making things notably worse for me. The seat is great, it's just not useable for me unfortunately. I've already put these back in the box and stock seats back on.
--- Bone to pick with RevZilla, and something you should consider before your order ---
I contacted RevZilla immediately after my 70 mile trip this weekend to let them know the seats just weren't for me and if there was anything they could do for me. The customer service rep was very polite and professional but unwaveringly informed me as soon as the product is mounted to the bike they will no longer honor any returns. My only bet was to contact Sargent directly to see if they would help me as RevZilla are unwilling to.
I contacted Sargent and they said the product must be returned to the origin of purchase and they can't help me with third party sales. If I had purchased from them they would have given me a 30 day return window. This was a real bummer for me to make a relatively expensive purchase and left out to dry by RevZilla when had I of made that same purchase from Sargent or even Motorcycle Superstore I would have been covered and taken care of by them.
If you're in the market for seats, or any other part you need to attach to your bike, I suggest you keep in mind RevZilla wont have your back like other distributors will. I really like Revzilla, they've never let me down till now. I learned a very expensive and disappointing lesson this week. I will remember it going forward with future purchases.
May 18, 2015
Very high quality seat, and thoughtful features
I bought the Sargent seat to replace the OEM seat on my 2007 FZ1. I found the OEM model would leave me numb after an hour or so. The Sargent unit fit in place perfectly, and I was very impressed with the quality of the product as well as the extra features like the LED light. I felt it took me about a week to get used the new seat, but now I can comfortable for a much longer period than before. In addition, the Sargent seat feels a touch lower than the OEM model which helps me in the twisties.
July 4, 2012