One of the most unique and fun to ride scooters to ever hit the market! Now even more fun to ride since we've added a new level of comfort and greatly improved ground reach.
We know a lot of riders that have reach problems on bigger bikes have picked up an MP3 for the security if offers with the paired wheels up front. Of course even at slow, take off speeds the bike will release and you'll have to handle it on your own... this can be particularly hazardous in traffic where there's a lot of stop & go. Because of this we made ground reach a big priority in the design of our MP3 saddle. Of course, with the use of our high density Comfort Cell foam, we have a lot more lattitude to develop lower seating without a sacrifice in comfort.
Notice how the front of the seat has been sculpted to provide a sporty line with a shape that fits your body ergonomically. This provides a greater area of body contact which disperses your weight more evenly to eliminate hot spots. The nose area has been sculpted narrow for easier reach. Passenger area is shaped to provide a nice wide, gently dished contact patch that maintains a clean look.
Notice also how well the seat fits to the lines of the bike for a totally integrated look... This kind of fit comes only from Corbin and our exclusive Fibertech base plate material. Our basepan provides a firm foundation to support the foam shape and rides on rubber bumpers to protect your paint job.
Comfort Cell foam gives a supportive ride that stays resilient indefinitely and doesn't mash down like the soft stock foam. Comfort Cell foam material will break in over time to provide a more personalized fit to your posterior. Neutralized shaping removes the high area from the nose of the seat which adds a great deal of comfort value and improves ground reach while reducing the tendency to slide around in the seat.
On top, your new saddle includes a cover design with leather seating inserts that provide a nice custom touch. Our standard setup uses natural grain black seating with coordinating side panels and tail, Carbon Fiber center stripe, Black Faux-Alligator Trim and embroidered Corbin scooter emblem on the side. If you'd like something a bit more custom, just have us swap the trim panel for any of the wide range of color / material options we can provide at no extra charge.
Naturally we kept the hinging action of the seat to give easy access to the storage area. Corbin's Dual Saddle integrates with the factory lock system and mounts to your stock hinge; we include rear seat latch preinstalled on the saddle. Please note that you will need to transfer the rider sensor from your stock seat into the Corbin saddle during the installation process. This is not difficult, but is absolutely critical to the safety and functionality of your MP3. Complete instructions are included and also available for viewing in the Notes tab of this web page. If you are not comfortable with this process, your Piaggio dealer can do this installation for you.
Corbin seat comes with weather stripping preinstalled to keep your storage compartment sealed. Stock rider sensor transfers to Corbin seat under our unique dual flap cover system system (Shown above in carbon-fiber leather).
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
Rider seating: 16" wide x 17" long Passenger: 14" wide x 9.5" long Approx seat height: 29.5"
Saddle installs onto your stock Piaggio hinge and includes latch pin preinstalled on the saddle to integrate with OEM lock.
During the installation process, you will need to transfer the rider sensor from the stock seat into the Corbin saddle. This is imperative to insure your safety and the proper function of your MP3 scooter. Your local dealer can do this process if you are not comfortable with it, but this a fairly simple process. Complete directions are included and available above if you'd like to get an idea of what it entails.
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*
Want to test drive our Visual Seat Configurator? It's in Beta Testing now... Just click HERE.
Please select cover options from the drop down boxes before adding to cart. We will verify all selections with you before starting production. Have questions? Just click on the "Glossary" or "Materials" button for answers. NOTE: Drop down boxes do not default to descriptions shown on product above.
Dual saddle, Piaggio MP3 250 & 400
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.