It is winter here in the North East so today was the first chance to try out the new seats (Jan.12,2014) I received for Christmas. The quality, and look of the seats is outstanding. I am 5'10" and ride the R1200GS, 2005,it is still a reach to the ground with the sear in the low position. They are a touch wide which spreads your legs some. I am hoping they will break in over time. As for riding comfort and feel very good. Good support and position. And the seat definitely establishes that position! Wunderlich should supply new rubber straps for the seat rods mine were toast a long time ago. What ever the extra cost it would be worth it. Last but not least I think these seats are pricy and Wunderlich could do better on that. The passenger seat fit is also flawless, and sharp looking.
The quality of this saddle is more what I would expect in a Bently than on my 7 year old bike. Wunderlich products always show a quality construct but this one is over the top. Fit was perfect. Comfort is great - I needed no time to get used to it. However I was replacing a completely worn out OEM saddle. A fair bit wider seat pan gives it the effect of being taller. I truly regret not having upgraded to this saddle years ago.
Love it !
I bought the seat to replace the standard height stock seat on my 1200 GSA because i was having a hard time tiptoeing at traffic lights but was not overly concerned with comfort. Immediately after installing the seat (very straightforward)i noticed that my height problem was solved.. :) The best part was the next day when I took off on a 400km ride - wow what a difference! Very comfortable and looks awesome. I would definitely recommend this product.
1878 miles to San Francisco in 2 and 1/2 Days
I was a bit nervous in ordering a seat but in the end I know now that I went with the better choice of seat. I road it from Corpus Christi, TX to San Francisco, CA. I got to ride thru all mother nature had, Rain, 35 degrees and the wonderful world of LA at the peak of traffic. My butt was the only thing that was tired of riding. Not once did I feel sore but my arms were another story. The seat was great, I stuck to it like glue, the seams did not get in the way as competitor seat commented on, and the padding was perfect for my 215 pound butt. A coworker in San Francisco went out and bought the seat after talking to me about the ride and how the seat felt. He is just as happy now. Thank you All
TOTALLY worth it
It took a bit of fiddling to get the seat to fit when the bars were in the low setting, but I believe the issue was more with the fiddly latch mechanism on the bike rather than with any issue with this seat. But once fitted, this seat is fantastic. It totally remedies the "riding on a fence post" position of the stock seat on my Adventure. This seat is quite firm (hard), but I think with miles it will break in, as a soft-right-out-of-the-box seat would likely get way too soft over time. I read in the other review a gripe about the fit of the seat on the bike, but I didn't have any issue with that at all once I got the seat latched in, with the bars in the low position. So while expensive, this is totally worth it because it completely remedies the make ergo issue I was having w/ my bike. 5 stars. And FYI, the stock passenger/pillion seat will still fit when this new Ergo seat is fitted.
Good and bad
Just installed seat. Easy to swap the bars over from the original seat, and the seat clicked in fine ( but more on that below). I put the seat height adjustment bars in highest riding position and rode about 100 miles. To my surprise the \"standard\" seat in this position was notably higher than where i was on the original seat. Normally i could put both feet flat on the ground, but with this new seat at its highest setting, i was on my toes when stopped. I\' 6\'1\" tall, so heads up on that. So when i got home i took the seat off and lowered the adjustment bars to their low position, and then tried to reinstall the seat...and couldnt. The rear bar would not engage with the bike because the seat was striking the bracket that holds an electronic module in place on the bike, that sits under where the front and rear seats meet. I couldnt come close to clearing that. I\'ll try again, but it appears this is a one position ( high) seat. The seat itself is wider than my stock adventure seat, as advertised, and very hard, but hopefully it will break in with miles. I\'ll try fiddling with this some more.
Quality and appearance are very good. If it fit on the bike at the angle it is shown on the webpage I'm sure it would be more comfortable. Alas, it does not sit on the bike as shown. Overall comfort may be slightly better than stock, but lacks the suspension of the stock GSA seat, and sits one a tad lower than stock. (translation: It's OK). If I knew at the time I ordered it what I know now, I probably would not have spent the money.
Superb quality - better than OEM. Simple transfer of adjustable bars under seat. Easy installation. A firm, but more comfortable long-haul ride.
Superb quality, just like the rider's seat. A perfect fit. Highly recommended to complete a set when buying the rider's seat.
Tail bone discomfort gone
Seat felt hard at first however, after around 300 miles I settled into the seat and love it. Over all it does what it said it will do, is worth every penny. Used the stock seat from coast to coast...it was very uncomfortable and within fifty miles I was in pain. I am looking forward to going to BMW MOA Rally in Missouri this summer. Would highly recommend this upgrade. Not to mention it looks real good and keeps you planted.
No bum rest
I initially hesitated buying this seat - it is a bit expensive after all (as most aftermarket seats are). Now that I've put a few hundred miles on it I can say I am very satisfied. It is firm (not as firm as a Corbin, but more so than a Sargent), is nicely shaped and very well constructed (puts the stock seat to shame). I'm still waiting for the passenger seat to arrive...