Free is a very good price!The bike on their site and in the mag is mine! They used it for R&D and gave me a seat when I picked it up in Hollister. I have some where around 1200-1500 miles on it and love it. It is a firm ride but absolutely no soreness or hot spots after many 200 mile rides. Both the rider and passenger seats are heated via a single switch, due to the pillion being so thin they were not able to put in dual switches. I don't use the heat here in Cali, but have turned it on to test...it gets warm pretty quick. When I picked up the bike they had gotten some modeling clay or something on the Honda backrest pad I put on, so they pulled it off and recovered to match the seat at no charge! They are wonderful people to work with. I also have a Harley FatBoy and if I keep it I will be taking it to Hollister to get a seat.
I am 6'2" & 210 lbs and it did raise me up a bit, I was flatfooted at stops and now am light flatfooted, most time I am on the balls of my feet. It also moved me back a bit but is is very comfortable on my arms. They are making a seat that doesn't set you back as far for the shorter riders. I did not bet to test that one out. They also gave me a backrest and I don't think I'll do anymore long rides without it! It makes the rides on the freeway much more comfortable. I have received numerous compliments on the way it fits/looks on the bike.
If i didn't get it for free I would have definitely bought one. :smiley-party0005:
That piping really sets the seat off!! Wish I had thought of that when I picked it up, they said they would change anything to my liking. Can't complain though for free! :smiley-party0005:I also have the Corbin seat.
1 simple review: It's great !
i don't have the heating
the rear is wider so you can't use the givi trunk carrier. I adapted the oem one.
IMO, Yes its as great as it looks. Best aftermarket seat I have had.if anyone has gotten one.. like to know if it is as great as it looks
May I ask, how tall are you, and what is your in seam?I have the close version. I could never sit comfortably all they way back on the OEM so the close put me in a much better position. Also, with the OEM seat I felt like I was "on" the bike . With the Corbin they way its shaped, it makes me feel like I'm more a part of the bike if that makes sense. I opted to not have a backrest so I had them fill in the hole before they covered it so there is no flap.
I'm 5'7 and short inseam 27". The seat puts you about 1/2" lower and 2" closer. When I would sit on the stock seat the comfortable place for me was always about 2 inches from the back of the seat. Never could sit all the way back comfortably.May I ask, how tall are you, and what is your in seam?
I'm thinking more and more of looking into one of these, and I'm trying to decide if I want the close version or not. I definitely do not want to sit any higher or further away than the stock seat.