Corbin Seats - Love'em or Hate'em

Corbin Seats - Love'em or Hate'em?

  • Love my Corbin Seat

    Votes: 29 47.5%
  • Hated my Corbin Seat

    Votes: 5 8.2%
  • Never Tried them

    Votes: 22 36.1%
  • It's complicated (Please post details)

    Votes: 5 8.2%

  • Total voters
    61

zenbiker

Turbocharged
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
537
Location
Denville, NJ
Ride
Carpenter R3
I'm not new to motorcycling but one thing I've never had was a Corbin seat.

I've heard people swear by them and tell me they buy one for any bike they own. These people typically say it takes about 1000 miles for them to break in.

Others I've talked to tell me that they are horrid and the most uncomfortable thing they've ever sat on. They claim that they've ridden 1000s of miles and they never became comfortable.

Of both camps I've seen touring riders and starbucks riders, big guys and tiny guys, old and young. I can't seem to find a common trait among lovers or haters.

So... let's hear from those who've owned these polarizing seats.
I've been riding almost 60 years and have had 30+ bikes and have ridden tens of thousands of miles.
You will never find consensus around a seat! Too many variables including rider anatomy, weight, foot peg position, handlebar height and pullback, rider inseam, seating angle...even type of clothing all matter. Also, you can never tell by looking or even feeling them with your hand.
I owned a 2000 Boss Hoss on which I rode 70K miles over 11 years. It had a leather, flat, hard to the touch Corbin which one would have thought would be a butt killer but it turned out to be about the best seat I've ever had including far plushier and seemingly more ergonomic seats.
The current seat on my X Diavel S looks like it should be awful but is great! I tried an expensive Ducati certified seat which felt plushier and more anatomic but was too thick, raising me enough to have me tiptoe and made me feel like I was sliding forward....returned it!
I must say that the quality of Corbins is excellent but the only way you will know for sure is to ride one.
I just ordered a brand new 2021 R3 GT and sat on it in the showroom. Feels OK but who knows for sure?!
 

zenbiker

Turbocharged
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
537
Location
Denville, NJ
Ride
Carpenter R3
Same seat I had on my Boss Hoss which I thought was about the best long haul seat I've ever had. Hard, flat and comfortable as hell!
 

Mighty Mouse

Stop acting like a d***!
Joined
Jan 14, 2010
Messages
1,170
Location
NorCal
I believe Lupe did 1,600 (something like that) plus miles from Sacramento to Tulsa OK in less than 24 hours. Now that is insane! Titanium Butt award recipient.
 

Thedogsbollocks

Turbocharged
Joined
Aug 20, 2016
Messages
763
Location
Florida via Liverpool.
Ride
Rocket Roadster 2018
Corbin seats are as hard as wood bench, and no matter what they say never break in. So if you can sit on a wood chair or plastic bench without pain, a Corbin seat will work for you. They are well shaped and a good fit to the bike. Don't forget your tool less access to the battery is gone, you have to remove 2 screws to remove the seat. I need a soft seat which most people don't like either, so my Corbin didn't last long.

good call out on the access to battery compartment. Def don’t want to lose my tool.
 

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