Press Release from Saddlemen: Speed, Comfort, and Control are essential ingredients for street and on-track success in the Sportbike world. The new Saddlemen GP-V1 Performance Sportbike seat offers all of this and more.  Typically installed with just the turn of a single screw, the new hi-tech seat fits the rider, the motorcycle and provides style at the same time. Small, thin sport bike seats that are typically fitted by the factory are notoriously uncomfortable, but no one wants to install a large cushy seat that looks out of place on their performance inspired ride. Saddlemen has the answer, an inspired design with increased comfort and enhanced performance at the same time. The GP-V1 is the sleekest and most functional performance seat on the market.

GP-V1-2GP-V1 features:

  • Increased comfort and enhanced performance
  • High traction Tri Gripper seat sides to improve motorcycle control while carving through the canyon or track.
  • Designed and built in the U.S.A.
  • Driver’s seat height mimicking the original seat, plus a specially shaped nose that helps the rider’s feet more easily touch the ground at stops.
  • Specially engineered seat pan foundation so that matches or exceeds the original seat’s fit.
  • Easy to install, installs just like the stock seat.
  • Each GP-V1 seat is supplied with a pillion cover for the passenger seat.

Shock and Vibration are real world enemies of the rider, causing discomfort and fatigue. Saddlemen uses science to change everything by offering their GP-V1 line of seats with Gel-Core Technology to dampen, divert, and deflect road shock and vibration energy. Saddlemen combines a specifically formulated viscoelastic polymer, SaddleGel, with the latest foam co-molding process to reduce engine vibration by up to 50% and reduce direct road generated forces by up to 92%. Gel-Core Technology also allows the seat to conform to the unique shape of each rider to minimize circulation-restricting pressure. Gel-Core Technology combines the right combination of materials – SaddleGel insert, Comfort Foam core and Tri Gripper Cover with their proprietary co-molding to provide a truly superior performance saddle. This amazing seat and the construction technology are more fully described, including demonstrative videos, at .

The New GP-V1 Performance Sportbike Seat provides increased bike control during acceleration, braking and at extreme lean angles which directly translates into a better riding experience and improved lap times. These seats see duty at tracks worldwide and are considered by top professional and weekend racers as well as everyday riders to be one of the most effective off the shelf performance upgrades that can be made.


Saddlemen recognizes that every person and every bike is built different and that sometimes even the best motorcycle seat may not meet everyone’s expectations. Unlike other seat companies who might defer the blame on the rider or their bike, Saddlemen will help make it right. If for some reason the new GP-V1 Performance Sportbike Seat is not satisfactory, one of  Saddlemen’s friendly Product Specialists will gladly help resolve any issue.  Other seat companies rarely go to such great lengths to ensure the highest standards of Quality, Craftsmanship, and Comfort possible; Saddlemen insists on comfortable and satisfied customers.

Saddlemen offers a broad range of fitments; they have applications for most recent sportbikes; including BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha. Prices start at $200.00; these easy to install seats are a great value.

Saddlemen seats are available at most local motorcycle shops served through Parts Unlimited, a leading distributor of accessories and parts throughout the world, or call Saddlemen directly at 800-397-7709.


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