Seat Concepts Motorcycle Seat Review

“A Seat Concepts motorcycle seat is a must for anyone looking to upgrade the comfort of their ride. You can ride further for longer with a good seat and Seat Concepts are at the top of their game.” 

Seat Concepts

Snapshot

  • Price: £300
  • Time tested: 4 months
  • Miles tested: 8,000
  • Testing conditions: USA and Canada
  • Functionality: 5/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Where to buy: seatconcepts.com

Features

When prepping our round the world Honda CRF300Ls, one of the first things we knew we had to change was the seat. It’s like sitting on a plank of wood and we wouldn’t have made it more than a few miles, let alone the rest of our trip without changing it.

So, after a little digging we found Seat Concepts. Seat Concepts are a US-based firm producing high-quality motorcycle seat foam and covers. People rave about their seats and a lot of friends recommended it for the 300L.

This review is based on a Seat Concepts seat for the Honda CRF300L, but the company produce seats for a huge range of motorcycles.

There are four options to choose from: XL, standard, low and tall. Once you’ve decided which option you want, you can then choose the grip level and colours. When purchasing the seat you can also put additional information in about your riding style, weight, height etc for a more tailored seat. You can also choose whether to buy the kit and fit it to your current seat or have a full replacement seat sent out.

We opted for the XL, not because we have big behinds, but because we’d be spending a lot of time in the saddle and wanted as much cushioning and comfort as possible. The XL offers the widest seat but is still the same height as the standard. 

Seat Concepts Review

What’s good?

The seats are clearly super high-quality and expertly put together. We opted for a new seat pan and it slot into place perfectly, so the change over was a doddle.

The fabric used is so much stronger, durable, grippier and aesthetically better than the stock. There’s no additional weight either.

The new seat is still narrow up front, which means you can get right over the tank and ride aggressively if needs be, but it tapers out in the middle and rear so your weight is distributed more evenly and this also helps reduce the amount of pressure points. I was worried at first that the XL seat was too wide and this could cause pain in the thighs, but it hasn’t.

The seat itself is far comfier than the stock, it’s in a completely different world – let alone league.

The only trouble I have with mine is that my coccyx can ache after around two hours. However, I’ve since realised after meeting another rider with the same issue that Seat Concepts actually offer a cut out for this if it affects you.

Seat Concepts Review

What’s not?

The seats do take some time to break in, so be weary of that.

For the CRF, the Seat Concepts XL doesn’t raise the standard seat height so they can’t pack more foam in there. So, while it does make the ride so much more comfortable, you will still get a bum ache after a good day in the saddle. 

As the company is based in the US, expect to pay customs tax on receiving your seat if you’re ordering from the UK.

Round-up

A Seat Concepts motorcycle seat is a must for anyone looking to upgrade the comfort of their ride. You can ride further for longer with a good seat and Seat Concepts are at the top of their game when it comes to producing high-quality aftermarket seats for a huge range of bikes.

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