Corbin Dual Saddle for 2014 BMW F 800 GSNaturally, Corbin set out to design a seat to fit 2014 BMW F800GS visually as well as improving the quality of your ride. And Corbin’s new Dual Saddle does just that.
Corbin’s high density Comfort Cell foam allows a sleek profile while providing a firm supportive ride that lasts. Rider seating is ergonomically shaped to fit the curve of your body and provide better weight distribution. This also helps to eliminate the centralized pressure felt from the stock seat.In the nose area, Corbin sculpts the saddle narrow to allow for good ground reach. Corbin has made this F800GS seat design as low as possible without impacting ride comfort. This makes the Corbin model slightly lower than the standard BMW seat, making your ride that much more comfortable due to better ergonomics.Passenger seating area is designed with a neutralized platform to curb sliding forward in the saddle. Dished shaping provides an excellent contact patch while maintaining a clean look. This gives your passenger excellent comfort.For additional comfort and feeling of security aboard the 2014 BMW F800GS, the Corbin saddle works with an optional removable passenger backrest. Simple to install with just a single bolt under the saddle and fully adjustable to provide a tailored fit.Corbin offers several styles of backrests to suit your taste visually and the degree of support desired. For the best combination of looks and support, Corbin recommend the #02-SB model Ovalbac backrest shown above.This backrest provides a generous, contoured contact patch for excellent support. Angle adjustment is simple and can be performed without removing the saddle or backrest from the bike. Please note, the Corbin backrests will not work in the saddle if you are using the BMW trunk &/or carrier.For an added luxurious touch, this saddle is available with the option of electric seat heaters. With the flip of a conveniently located switch built into the left side of the saddle, both the rider and passenger seating platforms will heat up and maintain temperature automatically. Simple to install with just a pigtail wiring to your bike’s battery…all other components are built into the saddle and come preinstalled.On top, Corbin includes genuine leather seating panels for a luxurious ride. The design shown above includes Black Carbon-Fiber leather seating with Asphalt vinyl contrasting sides and nose with a tasteful color coordinated welt. A wide variety of material and color options are available to suit your taste. For an added custom touch, the embroidered Corbin logo in the side panel is dressed with the tri-colored bars of BMW.Corbin uses genuine leather seating in all of our saddle models because it breathes with your body and will conform along with the foam shape during break in. This provides an added bit of luxury on those long rides.In the side panels, Corbin uses a coordinating vinyl material that will support the foam shape and keep the saddle looking sharp longer. Be sure to care for you leather saddle properly with a quality conditioner like our Saddle Cream. This will help the leather to remain supple and weather resistant while it matures gracefully.Corbin’s saddle is designed to work with the optional BMW saddlebags and trunk. Please note, however, the passenger backrest will not work with the trunk carrier plate installed. Mounts to the motorcycle just like stock and secures with the BMW key lock system. All brackets are included and premounted on the seat so it’s ready for immediate installation.For those interested in obtaining more information on Corbin, you can reach them at 800-538-7035 or online at corbin.com.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!