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2004-2012 R1200GS (Oil-head) Adventure Track Low Solo Seat & Pillion
Brand Fitment: BMW
Model Fitment: R1200GS (Oil-head)
Year Fitment: 2004-2012
Lowered Foam Height
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Technical Overview (HD)
The Adventure TRACK seat is a hybrid design that combines Saddlemen’s® exclusive elements of a GEL comfort layer and progressive density foam with our patented GEL-Channel saddle design that delivers unparalleled comfort and control. Designed using advanced engineering, this family of seats is for the active and discriminating adventure rider. Each seat contains features that complement the motorcycle, in several cases overcoming the original seats’ design challenges:
The waterproof WP-suede cover over the rider’s cockpit provides the proper amount of grip - an attribute that is essential when the road ahead turns rough. The passenger section (and some of the seats for the mid-sized dual sports) is covered with a tough grippy material that also keeps things in place and is supple to the touch. All of Saddlemen’s® marine-grade covers are unfazed by the elements, detergents or fuel. Water simply wipes away from the center section with a brush of your hand and the cover dries quickly.
Foam & GEL:
Saddlemen’s® GEL technology resides in each seat and each inch of it exceeds the comfort of three inches of conventional foam. Our progressive density, closed cell foam never absorbs water and has been carefully sculpted and tested for maximum riding performance.
Foundation (Pan, Brackets & More):
Each Adventure TRACK seat is designed to fit better that a stock seat because it is constructed on strong, gel-coated fiberglass pan with plated steel brackets for a superb fit. Our motto of “fitting better than stock” is apparent each time you mount the seat. If you’re going on an adventure, your seat can’t let you down.
Easy to take extra cargo:
Because each riding mission needs flexibility, we’ve designed in integrated bag or cargo mounting points on the pillion seat that link up with our Adventure PACK luggage and other tail bags. We’ve added a gripper top cover to the pillion section of the seat to aid in keeping your pack or passenger in place during your adventure.
But wait, there’s more – solo options:
If you have a bike with a two-piece seat there are some applications with a rider’s solo seat option. This is a great choice to rider’s taking on their big ride alone and need to maximize the storage space where the passenger normally resides. And each Saddlemen® Adventure TRACK solo fits perfectly with the stock passenger seat in place too.
These Adventure TRACK features make sure that these seats are a vital accessory for the discriminating to use when circumnavigating the globe.
Hybrid seat design combines SaddleGel interior, progressive density foam, and a Gel Channel saddle to provide Adventure and Dual Sport riders with unparalleled comfort and control.
Saddlemen’s® Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending) seats incorporate a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, thus keeping the rider in the saddle longer.
Gel Channel seats offer high quality, durable construction and styling that’s as unique as it is functional.
The vinyl and rugged micro-fiber suede cover holds up to hard use while providing a superb blend of comfort and control (certain models feature a rugged gripper style cover).
Some seat applications, such as mid-sized Dual Sport motorcycles, have a standard foam design (no GC) with a gripper and vinyl cover better suited to rigorous riding.
Integrated bag/cargo mounting points on the pillion portion of the Adventure-class seat sets make it easy to attach Saddlemen’s® Adventure PACK luggage or other cargo.
Most mid-sized Dual Sport applications also include a luggage/cargo mounting strap set that installs or removes in seconds from the seat.
Driver’s seat features lower-profile foam that reduced seat height an addition 1.25” as compared to the standard BMW seat.
Still retains driver’s seat height adjustment feature
Front seat adjusts not only in height, but can pitch forward or back for increased rider comfort
Rugged, cad-plate steel mounting hardware on both the driver and passenger seats are stronger than the original seats’ plastic mounting tabs
Gel-coated, marine grade fiberglass pans withstands the rigors of hard use
Driver’s seat height mimics the original seat, but with a wider rear saddle for comfort and a specially shaped nose that further aids the rider touching the ground at stops.
Driver seat micro-fiber cover provides great balance between grip n’ slip for confinement control on or off-road.
Water wipes away from front seat and center GEL channel: dries in minutes.
Large GEL pads in front and rear seats add extra comfort and act as a vibration damper during rough riding
Rear seat features a thicker, progressive density foam base and GEL for passenger comfort.
Rear seat gripper cover not only helps secure luggage or cargo, but adds passenger confidence by restricting unwanted movement of slipping.
Both front and rear Saddlemen® seats interchange with original seats. Front seat can mount alone and be used as a solo.
Typical Outline – Your Seat May Vary
Saddlemen® seats use rigid molded ABS or hand laid fiberglass that provide the strength needed for a quality saddle. Professionally engineered by enthusiasts who understand and participate in the passion of motorcycling, each pan is specifically molded to fit to the frame and bodywork of each model motorcycle. Our blend of artistry and engineering provides the best foundation for unique saddles with style, comfort and craftsmanship. Click image for baseplate configuration for this model.
Chrome, Zinc or Powder coated brackets
Strategically bumpered to protect painted surfaces
Gel coated Fiberglass or Rigid ABS construction
Limited Lifetime Guarantee on all seat bases
Without question SaddleGel is the most important breakthrough in motorcycle seating technology in decades. This amazing product will increase the amount of time you spend on your motorcycle, creating the comfort necessary to ride all day.
With decades of experience in foam pouring and formulation, Saddlemen® has engineered the perfect motorcycle seating foam for maximum riding distance and pleasure.
Covering the Black Magic™ foam and SaddleGel™ combination with its sleek styling and contour fitted cover that has been engineered into each Saddlemen® seat brings us to the final section of our integrated comfort system.
Saddlemen® has been making seats for three decades and many of their craftsmen have more than thirty years of seat making experience to insure that you get the best seat available – the perfect blend of style, comfort, craftsmanship and value.
A Saddlemen® split cushion seat is divided into separate flat seat support and backrest platforms. Saddlemen® separates and divides the seat into two functions; one a vertical surface for back support and the other a horizontal platform for a soft, supportive seating surface.