Suzuki DR 650
I promised you I would give a full road test review to you after I’d put a few hundred k’s on the new seat. Well I had that chance on the weekend. Here’s what I found: The overall experience was a positive one! Upon getting it back from you in the post it immediately appeared wider and a little softer but not as soft as I had envisioned it would be. Having remembered you said if it was too soft it may sag I felt OK about it. It certainly looks the part with good attention to detail and workmanship. The vinyl used seems a good choice as it is not to slippery or grippy – a very good compromise with a quality feel. I’ve ridden on it twice now with the last one being a 200K ride from Sydney to Wollembi. The standard seat was giving me a ‘tailbone’ ache after just 30 minutes or so. The standard seat was very hard and narrow. The new softness of your new seat was apparent upon first sitting on it but even more so after a while in the saddle. However, I feel the biggest improvement has been the extra width over the original design. It very effectively spreads the load across now and I do not have anymore ‘tailbone’ ache at all. I can’t believe I nearly spent $1,200 (in total with shipping!) to get a Corbin seat from the US when the solution was here in my own back yard for a fraction of that price! What you have done with a sculpted few pieces of different density foam on top of the original seat base is amazing Peter. I certainly won’t have any problem recommending you to my friends and other riders and would be happy for you to show this email as a recommendation to any future clients of yours. God knows why Suzuki couldn’t replicate this as standard equipment and save us all the trouble?! Many thanks again Peter, for transforming my riding experience and enjoyment of my DR650.
Brian (West Pennant Hills, NSW)