Saddlemen has released the newest addition to its line of seats for Adventure bike applications – the Adventure Tour.The Tour joins the already popular Adventure Track seat line, and is available for a wide range of applications, including: BMW R1200GS, F800GS and F650GS; Ducati Multistrada 1200; KTM Adventure 950 and 990; Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 and DL650; Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger Explore 1200; and Yamaha Super Tenere (full application list here).The Adventure Tour seat has been developed for adventure riders that want to rack up big miles in comfort. The seat combines SaddleGel, progressive density foam and uses a Gel Channel-design cover to provide unparalleled comfort.Saddlemen’s patented Gel Channel technology is now incorporated in the seat so that the channel is not externally visible, but still provides riders with the support and perineal nerve relief needed for long saddle time. The durable marine-grade vinyl cover is not only weather-resistant, but also resists cold-cracking.Each seat features specially sculpted foam that has been widened where the rider settles in for the long haul. Saddlemen’s artisans reshaped the seat’s nose area to aid the rider in touching the ground plus the pitch has been carefully adjusted to prevent unwanted sliding into the fuel tank. A rugged but supple CF-look and smooth vinyl seat cover has accent stitching that complements the look of any motorcycle, matching the look of Saddlemen’s Adventure PACK luggage line as well.The Adventure TOUR is available in a few different configurations, depending on model application. Single-piece seats, two-piece seat sets or select standalone solo rider seats are available.Optional low-profile versions are available for most models. Each seat mounts perfectly to the bike and retains the original seat’s height adjustment features (if equipped). Integrated bag/cargo mounting points on the pillion portion of the Adventure TOUR seats make for easy installation of the matching Adventure PACK luggage or other cargo.Features include:
Hybrid seat design combines SaddleGel, progressive density foam and Gel Channel-design cover for ultimate comfort.
SaddleHyde and marine-grade vinyl offers weather-resistance and durability.
Available in two-piece seat sets, or as a one-piece seat like the OEM seat.
Several applications are available as solo rider seat that can be paired with bike’s original pillion seat or open pillion rack for more cargo capacity.
Integrated bag/cargo mounting points on pillion seats make for easy pairing with Saddlemen Adventure PACK luggage.
Most seats are available in low-profile designs.
Made in the U.S.A.
Saddlemen Adventure Tour seats are available through Parts Unlimited dealers. Learn more about Saddlemen’s Adventure seats and luggage by visiting saddlemen.com.Submitted by Acorn Woods Communications
Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Ultimate Motorcycling podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the BMW K 1600 GT. This is the sporty bagger version of BMW’s K series of machines, those are the models with the awesome 6-cylinder engine. The GT has been given a little makeover for 2023, and Nic gives us his take.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my all time heroes—three-time World Champion racer ‘fast’ Freddie Spencer. I’ll do my best not to come off as too much of a fanboy here, but frankly it’ll be tough!
In my humble opinion, Spencer is a contender for the GOAT—greatest of all time. Sure, his career was a little shorter than some, and his number of championships falls behind the likes of Lawson, Doohan, Rossi, and of course Marquez. But at the time, Freddie literally changed the way motorcycles were ridden. 30 years before Marc Marquez, Freddie was able to push the front wheel into a slide, corner after corner, lap after lap in order to get the bike turned faster than anyone else. Freddie took completely different lines and was able to get on the throttle so early he could out accelerate anyone off a corner.
In the modern era, of course Freddie is the chairman of the FIM MotoGP Stewards panel. This is the panel of referees for all three classes of Grand prix racing. I talked to Freddie about his task there, and although for contractual reasons with Dorna and the FIM he cannot talk about specific riders, teams, or events, nevertheless his explanation of the job makes for interesting listening. It’s a tough job, and frankly I wouldn’t want to do it!
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So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!