Aside from handgrips and footpegs, the third part of contact and control of your motorcycle is the seat! We discussed the key points of contact/control or ergonomics briefly in our Aftermarket Accessories video/blog post.
Seats are not just for your bum-butt-bootiemaximus to rest on, it is an integral point of control, thus the seat falls into our “ergonomics” portion of aftermarket options for the TW200. Here are a few companies to consider for your potential upgrades; Fisher Seats, Seat Concepts and Renazco Racing. There may be more, so please let us know!
Fisher Seat advantages:
• ANY seat can be modified, no matter the make or model
• increased rider and passenger comfort
• choose between a soft, medium, or firm ride
• more cushion and softer ride than gel seats
• change height and seat cover color/grip if wanted
• reusing your seat cover saves us time/materials which saves you $
• return shipped 2 weeks after we receive the seat(s), possibly less days…
How do you get your TW200 seat modified by Fisher Seats? Ship them your hard narrow seat, or complete seats can also be purchased for around $100 more. Read Fisher’s FAQ page if you have questions. Then contact Fisher via email and let them know what seat you want altered and how. The “order form explained” will assist with that information. Fisher will respond with options and costs. Order form and more info can be found here: https://fishersaddlebags.com/seats.html
SEAT CONCEPTS – TW200
I first saw the Seat Concepts seat on Jim Wilson‘s TW200 during our 2-Day Big Bear ride. Who the heck is Jim Wilson? Read our blog post “JIM WILSON RIDES A TW200!” If Seat Concepts is good enough for Jim Wilson, then it’s good enough for us! They come in two “flavors!” from Seat Concepts.
Yamaha (1987-20) TW200 *Comfort*
Details: New wider seat to help keep comfortable on that long commute or dual sport ride. The added width and foam density will help keep the seat from being an item to stop you from going on that ride or enjoying the bike. • Fits Model/Years: 1987-2020 TW200
DIRECT INFO: Yamaha (1987-20) TW200 *Comfort*
Yamaha (1987-20) TW200 *TALL Comfort*
THIS SEAT IS 1.5″ (38mm) TALLER THAN THE STOCK SEAT HEIGHT
Details: New wider (10″ wide overall) and taller seat (1.5″ OVER STOCK) to help keep comfortable on that long commute or dual sport ride. The added width and foam density will help keep the seat from being an item to stop you from going on that ride or enjoying the bike.
• Fits Model/Years: 1987-2020 TW200
DIRECT INFO: Yamaha (1987-20) TW200 *TALL Comfort*
Important Information: Both the Comfort and Tall Comfort seats are available as a Foam and Cover Kit for OEM pan. It DOES NOT include the pan.
I’ve personally had a secret fascination with the Renazco Racing suede seats made for a lot of Dakar Rally bikes as well as seasoned ADVrider.com “Inmates!” aka members of which I initially found out about Renazco through.
I was recently reminded of Renazco Racing after watching the entire video series “Race 2 Dakar 2020, Africa Eco rally Race, Team Races to Places Ep.1 through Ep.18 with Lyndon Poskitt” over two-days.
START HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCK7k7qekdk
> ONLY AFTER VIEWING THE REST OF RENAZCO RACING SECTION BELOW! – Please and thank you!!!
All Renazco Racing seats are uniquely crafted using a hand-sculpted method, yet ergonomically engineered to the rider’s needs and style. James Renazco has spent time on most of the bikes he builds seats for. As part of their research and development, riding the bikes the customer’s ride gives hands-on experience so James can relate to your needs.
The information requested in the Renazco “order a seat” form is designed to give the data needed to help determine how to best build your seat, therefore a ride in appointment is not necessary. Renazco uses a variety of different foams to achieve the end result with most foams specifically made for Renazco Racing and is of a viscoelastic type.
Renazco Racing strives to deliver the best possible products available, quality without compromise the Renazco way. Renazco has a variety of different seat cover materials to best suit your motorcycle in terms of function and style. From a variety of marine-grade vinyl to hand-selected suedes, Renazco stock most colors to compliment your bike. Renazco is determined to work closely with you and build you the best seats on the planet. See our Material Sample Page and more info on Renazco Racing: http://www.renazco.com/building_seats.cfm
ORDER YOUR TW200 TDUB CLUB PATCH OR STICKER SET:
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