Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Sargent Seat
The latest release from Sargent Cycle Products is a new World Sport Performance Front and Rear Seat Set for the Yamaha Super Ténéré, which cures the stock perches’ tendency to slide riders and passengers forward.
The rider’s seat is slightly lower in the bike’s standard and tall mounting positions, both seats can be upgraded with a high-tech heating system and customized with a choice of accent colors. All of this adds up to more solo and two-up adventure on and off the beaten path.
Utilizing a combination of computer-aided design along with time-honed, hands-on and posterior-tested craftsmanship, Sargent’s development team focused on eliminating the Super Ténéré saddles’ crowned shape and forward slope that gives it minimal support.
These effective cures are hidden in the World Sport’s perfectly contoured foam that optimizes seat angle for riders and passengers. The front seat is narrower by the fuel tank, but both are wider than stock moving rearward–where it’s most needed–in their slightly concave seating areas, effectively increasing butt-to-seat contact patches to distribute weight over a greater area.
Sargent’s Ténéré passenger seat is 20 percent wider than stock. Its lightweight and durable, injection-molded PolyTec base pan better supports the wider foam, which is slightly cupped from side to side, offering more hip-gripping lateral support and comfort. The rider’s seat’s pan incorporates a molded-in storage nook for small essentials.
Closer to the ground by 3/8-inch, this World Sport Performance seat gives riders more boot surface on the ground at a standstill. The reduced height also makes it easier to dab feet for better balance on tight trails and sure-footed paddling to get through mud and sand.
Even more comfort and convenience are provided by Sargent’s most popular upgrade–an efficient, easy-to-use seat-heating system. While being built, the company’s Fine Wire heating pad is bonded to the Super Cell Atomic Foam. Undetectable while riding, this thin pad has soft, pliable layers sandwiching Nichrome heating elements that spread heat evenly, from a warm 98 degrees to a butt-on-fire 125-plus to penetrate heavy winter riding gear.
Attached to the seat’s state-of-the-art digital controller, the pad warms up quickly. This unit accurately regulates consistent temperature with micro-adjustability, rather than old-tech high and low settings. Small and waterproof, the controller can be mounted in any orientation, has an easy-to-read, 10-bar LED display that is adjustable for brightness and raised buttons which can be operated effectively with gloved hands.
All World Sport Performance seats use Sargent’s proprietary Super Cell Atomic Suspension Foam. Developed through years of on-the-road R&D, it’s formulated for durability, firmness and absorbing vibration, then wrapped by a moisture barrier.
The ergonomically designed padding is topped with heavy-duty, textured CarbonFX inserts in each seating area. This marine-grade, UV-stabilized, color-coordinated upholstery is hand-sewn. Fully waterproof, it ruggedly withstands the toughest conditions and is nearly maintenance-free. These seats’ black inserts come with a choice of matching black or contrasting metallic silver piping; blue and other colors of piping are optional.
All Sargent seating products are backed with three levels of post-purchase protection. They’re covered by a one-year limited warranty to be free from defects in workmanship and materials. Seat products ordered directly from Sargent come with a no-risk, 30-day money-back guarantee and an extended warranty at no extra cost. It protects foam and hardware for five years; covers for two years. The company’s comprehensive aftercare program offers repair, reupholstering and refurbishing services.
Adventure-bike and dual-sport seats from Sargent are available for BMW GS models; Ducati’s Multistrada; every Kawasaki KLR650 since 1991 and the KLX series; Suzuki’s DRZs and V-Stroms as well as Yamaha WR250R enduros and WR250X supermotos. Other World Sport Performance seats are made for more than 80 models of Aprilias, BMWs, Ducatis, Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Triumphs and Yamahas.
Priced 10% less than some competitors’ Ténéré seats, Sargent’s come fully assembled and are sold as a set, but can be ordered separately.
Sargent Cycle Products builds the ultimate in distinctive, high-performance motorcycle seating and upholstery. For more information on its entire line of replacement seats and related accessories, please visit SargentCycle.com, call 800-749-7328 (SEAT) or visit the company on Facebook.