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Saddlemen Introduces Three New Yamaha FZ-09 Seats
It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Yamaha FZ-09 around here. The three-cylinder, do-it-all motorcycle is a ton of fun and won’t put a big dent in your wallet. However, we wouldn’t mind if it came with a more comfortable seat. Turns out we aren’t the only ones who think this way, and Saddlemen has heard our pleas with not one, but three new seats for the FZ.
The new FZ-09 seat lineup includes three Gel Channel Sportbike seats that feature Saddlemen’s patented Gel Channel (GC) technology, that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure and help increase blood flow, keeping riders in the saddle longer.
All seats are equipped with foam and Gel that have been shaped and ride tested to resolve comfort and control issues that haunt the motorcycle’s original stock seat. Gone is the forward-pitched seat that causes the rider to slide into the fuel tank, along with the wafer-thin foam that causes discomfort for many riders.
The Track-CF seat was designed with the aggressive rider in mind, covered with vinyl that has a carbon fiber look and feel.
MSRP $420.00 Saddlemen Part # 0810-‐Y127
The Sport is the ideal seat for the all-around rider, covered in black-on-black easy-to-clean and element-resistant waterproof suede; the Sport is ready to take on all the harsh elements of Mother Nature. The Sport comes equipped with the Gel Channel technology, making it one of the most comfortable seats on the market.
MSRP $420.00 Saddlemen Part # 0810-‐Y128
The Tech is the perfect seat for the rider who values comfort and performance, at all costs. These seats are designed with high-quality, flexible fabric covers that breathe well and allow for aggressive maneuvering. Just under the seat’s top cover is a layer of memory foam that contours to the shape of the rider’s body, resulting in maximized comfort. The Tech is also an excellent choice for someone who wishes to ride in warmer climates, as the Tech saddle stays cooler, longer.
MSRP $420.00 Saddlemen Part # 0810-‐Y129
All Saddlemen FZ09 seats are available through Parts Unlimited dealers. To learn more about Saddlemen seats, luggage and accessories visit www.saddlemen.com.