Corbin's front saddle is a complete ground-up build to replace your stock BMW front seat. We start with a rigid Fibertech basepan that is designed to provide a more precise fit to the RT's bodywork and has the strength to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the Corbin saddle. Our patented manufacturing process provides a mechanical and chemical bond between the foam and baseplate to assure a long term supportive shape. Other process' allow the foam to shift or move on the base which causes the seat to lose support or create hot spots.
Corbin's saddle keeps the seat height adjustment to allow for riders of varying stature. Using brackets pre-installed, the seat integrates with your BMW system so height adjustment is quick and simple. In order to make our front saddle work with the stock rear, this model does not have backrest hardware built inside. However, we are currently designing a passenger seat that will hold a backrest for the operator's position. Likewise, this seat model will also work with a Smuggler trunk that installs in place of a passenger seat for convenient storage and a nice solo look.
Corbin uses a unique design principal called Ergonomic Shaping. This means the saddle is shaped like the human body to create more square inches of body contact and better weight distribution. This will eliminate hot spots and provide more support over your entire rear end. When combined with our exclusive Comfort CellŪ foam, you'll find a firm supportive ride that allows you to spend all day in the saddle and rack up the miles. Near the front of the seat you can see how it was shaped to allow for good ground reach at stop signs.
Our blend of unique materials and craftsmanship provides a component that flows with the bike and looks as good as it works... Corbin delivers maximum value with designer quality appearance! Seat shaping provides a nice flowing look on the bike that matches the BMW styling. On top we've designed a cover pattern in genuine leather for a luxurious ride that looks great. Our neutralized seating platform helps to curb the tendency to slide in the saddle which will help eliminate fatigue over the long haul.
There's nothing quite like heated seating for those chilly morning rides to raise your core body temperature. We incorporate a heater unit under the leather seating and a switch on the left side of the saddle (so you can turn it on without taking your hand off the throttle). Just flip the switch and the seat will warm up and maintain temperature automatically. Comes completely preinstalled in the saddle and you only need integrate the included pigtail to your BMW wiring.
Virtually all Corbin saddles include genuine leather seating for a luxurious ride that breathes with your body. Likewise, leather seating will break in along with the foam shape to provide a personalized fit to your body over time. In the side panels we use a vinyl material to support the foam shape and keep the saddle taught and nice looking for years to come. The model shown here uses our standard black leather seating with Asphalt vinyl sides, silver carbon-fiber welt and tasteful stitch pattern. Naturally the choice of cover materials is yours to make at no extra charge.
Carefully designed ergonomics, high density Comfort Cell foam, genuine leather seating and a host of custom options all included... Corbin offers the highest possible quality in a motorcycle saddle at a reasonable price. Also, since it's a complete saddle from the basepan up, you can keep your stock BMW seat intact in case you ever decide to trade-in your bike. This also means you won't be without your bike while your seat is being built. Besides, OEM parts always make nice garage jewelry don't they?!
UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY: The design and manufacture of Corbin products is so unique that Mike Corbin himself holds more than 60 United States Patents! From the process itself to new innovations like the Corbin Glovebox, you can count on highly functional and unique products that work. Corbin products are manufactured under one or more of the following US Patents: 6,848,156 B2; 6,729,516 B2; D 489,540S; 6,655,740 B1; 6,422,648 B1; 5,544,937; 5,608,957; 4,953,911; D545,073S & 6,971,714 B1.
FIBERTECH™ BASEPAN: A purpose built, hybrid material that provides a firm foundation to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the Corbin saddle. Provides a precision fit to every arc and contour of the machine and rides on rubber bumpers to protect your paint. We always design our basepans as flat as possible so bumps or odd shapes don't telegraph through the foam to your body. Click on the button at left to learn more...
COMFORT CELL® FOAM: The heart of the Corbin saddle! Our exclusive, purpose built foam material, called Comfort Cell, was created to provide a firm, resilient ride that doesn't break down. This means it will support you for long days on the road. Over time, Comfort Cell will break in to provide a personalized fit to your posture and even greater comfort! For the complete story just click the button.
ERGONOMIC SHAPING: A major part of the design criteria of the Corbin saddle is the Ergonomic shape. This means the saddle's foam shape is designed to emulate the curves of the human body. This provides more square inches of body contact and helps to eliminate hot spots. This shaping also neutralizes the seating platform to help curb sliding in the saddle which reduces fatigue. In a nutshell... more comfort for a longer ride! Just click the button at left for an animation that shows how it works.
PATENTED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY: Always an innovator, Mike Corbin invented Integrated Molding technology which is now the process by which all Corbin saddles are made. This process allows extremely tight tolerances and creates a chemical bond between the foam and base material. To see what this is all about, just click the button for More Info
GENUINE LEATHER: We use leather in all panels of the seat that contact your body. This provides a luxurious ride that breathes with your body. Leather will also break in along with the foam shape to support the personalized fit. Available in a wide range of textures and styles to suit your taste. For more information about leather seating just click away.
CORBIN BACKREST SYSTEM: The first and most versatile removable backrest system available for motorcycles! Corbin's backrests provide added vertical back support and long range comfort. Supported by internal hardware for a very clean look. Backrests adjust to rider's profile for a tailored fit and install or remove easily as desired. A very popular option! Click the button for additional info...
ELECTRIC HEAT: As an option we can include electric heat in this saddle! This option provides a true bit of luxury for when the temperature starts to drop. Simple to install with major components pre-built into the saddle. Just wire in the included pigtail and you're ready to roll. Click the button at left for complete info...
Warning! Heater elements should never be installed in motorcycle seats used by riders that cannot sense heat.
MODULAR SEAT SYSTEM: This component is part of Corbin's patented modular seat system (US Patent #7,556,114). Engineered to work in a variety of configurations to provide maximum versatility on your motorcycle. A typical modular seat system consists of: Rider seat, Passenger seat, Smuggler trunk & Corbin backrest. Click the button to see how it all works.
Rider Seating: 16" wide x 15" long Approx seat height: 32" low position, 33" high position
Front saddle installs like stock with brackets premounted on the saddle. Corbin seat keeps the height adjustment feature of the oem unit and works with the stock rear seat, Corbin rear seat or Smuggler trunk.
If your bike was converted to use the one piece LOW seat available from BMW, then seat installation brackets were removed from the chassis. These will need to be reinstalled to work with the Corbin two piece seat system.
Now available with heater units that work directly on the BMW wiring system. Please note that when using Corbin saddle with OEM wired system, you will need to splice your stock seat electric plug onto the Corbin wiring.
When an RT is converted to use the BMW Low seat, there are brackets removed to allow for a lower seat base. Because of this our standard seats won't fit the Lowered model unless you get the proper brackets from your BMW dealer.
Corbin saddles (with very few exceptions) include Genuine Leather Seating to provide a luxurious look and feel.... don't let anybody tell you that vinyl is just as good! You wouldn't buy vinyl boots would you?
WARNING: Heater elements (when available) should never be installed in motorcycle seats that will be used by riders that cannot sense heat. This could create a hazardous condition.
Take good care of your new seat and the seat will take good care of you. Designed to help your leather saddle remain weather resistant and keeps the hide supple. This will allow the leather to break in and age gracefully. Great for boots, gloves & jackets too. Simple rub-in, buff out application. *More Info*
Our most popular backrest model is the perfect blend of form and function. The size looks visually appropriate on most every seat yet is large enough to provide good, sculpted support. Works well in either the rider's or passenger's position. The standard Ovalbac is available with a range of finishing plate options to dress up the rear including chrome! *More Info*
The standard Corbin backrest for years! This model is the same size and shape as the Standard Ovalbac above, but without the hole in the middle. Provides plenty of sculpted back support without looking too big on the bike. Works in both the rider or passenger seating area on virtually all Corbin saddle models. This model also has the option of chrome studs if desired. *More Info*
Like the Standard Ovalbac show above, but with a larger contact area for added support. Works great as a passenger backrest in Dual Touring models. Because of the added width, we do not recommend this model in the front position while carrying a passenger... it may interfere with their legs. Sculpted to provide wide ergonomic support. Offers a variety of finishing plate options to customize the rear (sorry, no chrome). *More Info*
This model is specially designed to be used in the large Dual Touring seats (like HD Baggers) or in Master's Type saddles as found on the Goldwings. Sculpted for extended support both vertically and horizontally, but cut away at the bottom to provide clearance for passenger's legs. A variety of finishing plate options are available to customize the rear. *More Info*
If you want the functionality of a backrest, but also want the smallest appearance possible, this is the backrest model for you. This one is most often used as a rider's backrest in Gunfighter seat models (thus the name). Includes a variety of finishing plate options for the rear. *More Info*
All the functionality of an adjustable backrest, combined with the smallest profile possible. This model is often used as a rider's backrest in Gunfighter seat models just like the #02-G shown above. Includes genuine leather seating and color coordinating options just like our saddles *More Info*
A convenient storage solution that looks great too. Corbin's Glove Box bolts up easily to your #02-S(B) model backrest in place of the rear finishing plate to provide four liters of locking storage. Available in primer or pre-painted. Some color matches are available depending on bike make and model. Comes fully lined too! *More Info*
Front saddle w/ heat (Stitch required on heated seat)
Front saddle Heated with OEM wiring (Stitch required on heated seat)
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PLEASE NOTE: Corbin products are designed to fit very close to your bike for a clean look. Due to this, other accessories or options can inhibit proper fit. As an example: Tank Consoles (dashes), ignition modules, exhaust systems, sissy bars, etc. If you have accessories installed on your bike, please let us know so we can verify the fit for you.
SADDLE WARRANTY: Basepan, foam and hardware of the Corbin saddle is warranted to the original owner for life. Cover materials, Heaters and workmanship are warranted for one year. Product will only be authorized to be shipped back, freight pre-paid, for refining of shape or to replace/rectify defective parts. In cases where the rework requires a new cover, a recover charge will be applied. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization number (RMA).
FIBERGLASS WARRANTY: Structural integrity of Corbin fiberglass components are warranted to the original owner for life. Finish and paint are warranted against manufacturing defect for one year. Damage to product and / or painted surfaces from outside forces or misuse is specifically not covered under warranty. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.
EXPORT SALES: USA pricing shown. When products are shipped throughout the world, you will see higher prices because of freight, customs, duty & applicable taxes. Please consider these costs when purchasing Corbin products outside the USA. If ordering direct from Corbin, we will compute freight charges and add them to the order. BUYER will be responsible for customs, taxes, duty or other charges.