One of our buddies called this bike "Rhapsody in Blue"... well said! Corbin has designed a front seat that not only improves comfort, but fits the bike perfectly and looks excellent. Coupled with our new Smuggler trunk in the rear and the ST looks downright sexy. Yet another example of how well Corbin combines form and function! Ergonomic shaping of the front seat is designed for better weight distribution. We've also created a slight upward turn near the tank to help curb sliding in the saddle. This saddle is designed from the ground-up for long range comfort!
Both the front saddle and our Smuggler trunk are designed to interchange with the stock seat components. Installation is quick and simple, so you can easily change out components as desired. Use the Corbin front along with the Smuggler trunk for your daily commuting and swap in your OEM rear seat for the weekend ride with The Missus. Our front saddle keeps the height adjustment function just like your stock seat does as well (please note, there is a gap between the seat and tank when mounted in the high position.) Want to add storage but keep your stock front? That's no problem either.
Smuggler's cavernous capacity of 12+ liters helps to keep all your essential gear handy. What does 12 liters capacity equate to in real life? Well, we put in a couple bottles of water, then threw in some keys, sunglasses and a cell phone. We followed that with a spare helmet visor and another pair of gloves. There was still a ton of room in there so we decided to speed things up by adding a camera... not some little point and shoot either. We're talking a big ole Canon EOS-1D with a 35-350mm lens (yeah baby!) There was still room in there for a couple of maps yet but you get the idea.
Naturally we've built the Smuggler to fit perfectly to the lines of the bike and create an integrated look. Slick details like the triple rib on each side pick up the details of the bike itself. We include a bump pad on the front of the box in your choice of size. The thin pad is for taller riders that want more room to stretch out. The thicker pad is for riders that prefer an easier reach to the bars. To determine which will work best for you, just have a friend measure from the rear point of the luggage rack behind the seat to your posterior while you're seated on the bike. Compare this measurement with the following: Thick pad is 23", Thin pad is 22". Of course we'll coordinate this pad to your Corbin saddle if desired.
Up front the Corbin saddle provides a wide, ergonomically dished seat for proper weight distribution. This helps to eliminate hot-spots. Inside the saddle, our Comfort Cell foam gives your body firm support that lasts all day and maintains the correct shaping. We've sculpted the nose narrow to provide decent ground reach, but have built the nose up near the tank to curb sliding in the saddle and reduce fatigue. Corbin's front saddle keeps the height adjustment of the OEM seat too.
Includes genuine leather in your choice of colors and styles and our tasteful stitch pattern. Recognize some of the shapes in the stitching? That's because this is a custom pattern designed to take styling queues from the bike for a visually integrated look. Leather seating provides a luxurious ride that breathes with your body and will break in along with the foam shape to provide a personalized fit. Care for it properly with a quality conditioner like our Saddle Cream to keep it weather resistant and supple. This will also assure it ages gracefully as it takes on its own character with use and time.
We also offer an option of heated rider seating for your front seat. 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 removing your hand from the throttle). Just flip the switch and the seat will warm up and maintain temperature automatically through an integrated controller. A true bit of luxury for those chilly morning rides! Corbin's heater wires easily into your stock fusebox with all wiring and adapters included.
Saddle includes a host of color and texture options all included at no additional charge. Smuggler trunk comes pre-painted to coordinate with your factory paint scheme and is fully lined inside (grey liner). Door opening is weather stripped and door includes a lock to protect your cargo. Installation is simple and very similar to stock. Front seat includes brackets pre-mounted to integrate with the existing system. Our rear bracket needs to be adjusted (just two bolts) depending on the seat height you choose. Smuggler trunk also mounts just like stock and comes with brackets preinstalled. Constructed of Fibertech for durability and long life. (Note We do not fit with the Givi or Hondaline box.)
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.
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.
Seating: 15" wide x 14" long Approx seat height: 30.5" in low position Smuggler Capacity: 12.44 Liters
The Smuggler will not fit with the Givi or Hondaline box.
Front seat installs like stock using pre-mounted brackets that integrate with the height adjustable brackets on the ST 1300. Front bracket of saddle clips directly onto the spring loaded bracket on the bike.
At the rear of the saddle, our adjustable bracket integrates with the "pins" on the bike. Choose a mounting location depending on where you will be installing the seat. Bracket all the way forward is for highest seating position. Bracket three steps to the rear is for lowest seating position. NOTE: High position will only be using one bolt on each side
Smuggle trunk installs exactly like your stock rear seat with pre-mounted tabs and latch bracket in place. Naturally, there is a special molded tab that secures the bracket of your front seat.
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*
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Front saddle for Honda ST 1300, no heater
Front saddle for Honda ST 1300, w/ Heater
Smuggler Trunk for Honda ST 1300
All Corbin saddles (with very little exception) 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 used by riders that cannot sense heat.
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.