Enhanced, ergonomically sculpted seating with improved ground reach! The big Yamaha muscle bike can be a handful so we figured a little extra confidence in ground reach would be appreciated. We've accomplished this mostly through careful shaping of the saddle so we were able to keep a nice, relaxed seat to peg distance as well. This adds up to a lot more comfort and confidence so you'll love your V-Max more than ever.
Inside the saddle our Comfort Cell foam provides firm support that keeps its resilience indefinitely. The Corbin seating platform is dished to fit the shape of your body and provide more square inches of body contact. This helps to eliminate hot spots and means you'll be riding in comfort for more miles than you ever expected. The only limiting factor now will be the capacity of your fuel tank!
For simplicity, we've designed the Corbin front saddle to work with the hinged fuel door cover from the stock seat. Transferring the cover to the Corbin seat is a fairly simple procedure that can be accomplished with common hand tools. Complete instructions are included and also supplied below if you'd like to see what's involved ahead of time. Our front saddle is designed to work with either of the Corbin rear pillion seats or with your stock Yamaha passenger seat. For complete information about our passenger seating options, you can view those pages from here: V-Max Index
On top, Corbin uses only the finest materials for a custom look that will last. On these seat components we use a new material called Carbonite to integrate visually with the stock V-Max components. Combined with our Asphalt vinyl and red stitching and each of the Corbin components can be mixed with stock pieces and look great. This allows you to get just the parts you want for your riding needs.
On the back of the Corbin sissy bar pad and backrest models, we use a Carbon-Fiber look ABS to further integrate the components visually with the V-Max. These material selections were made to best coordinate with the bike, but as with all Corbin products we offer custom choices at no additional charge if desired.
Front seat installation is a cinch with just two bolts under the fuel tank cover just like stock. Our seat reuses the factory, hinged fuel tank cover transferred from your stock seat. All other Corbin seat components come ready to install with brackets included and premounted on the seat. Corbin sissy bar pad mounts directly to the Yamaha sissy bar side rails with hardware integrated into the pad.
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.
Seating: 13" wide x 12" long Seat Height: Approx 30"
Corbin's front seat installs easily and uses the bump pad transferred from your stock seat onto the Corbin model. Complete instructions included.
Works with either of our rear seats or with your stock Yamaha rear seat.
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.
Passenger footpeg lowering kit. The perfect complement to the Touring Pillion providing better legroom for your copilot. Click HERE to check it out.
Rider footpeg lowering kit. Gives you a little extra legroom on the bike for a more relaxed ride. Click HERE to check it out.
Touring Pillion, Passenger Backrest & Corbin sissybar pad are all available to increase passenger's comfort value. Click HERE for complete info.
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*
Want to test drive our Visual Seat Configurator? It's in Beta Testing now... Just click HERE.
Saddle comes standard with Carbonium & Asphalt cover materials with red stitching to coordinate with stock components. Other color and material combinations are availble by custom order at no extra charge. For additional information, just click on the "Glossary" or "Materials" buttons below.
Front Saddle, 2009-2014 Yamaha Star V-Max
Touring Pillion, 2009-2014 Yamaha Star V-Max
Tall Sissy Bar pad, 2009-2014 Yamaha Star V-Max
Ovalbac Leather Backrest (ea)
If you prefer to choose a different backrest model than the #02-SB, just click on the Accessories Tab above. You will be shown all of the Corbin backrest models currently available.
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.