JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 8, 2013) -- Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Ducati's iconic Monster model, Sargent Cycle Products is proud to announce that it builds more comfortable, easily customizable World Sport Performance seats to fit each of the 250,000 performance naked bikes produced from 1993 to 2013.
World Sport Performance seats can be customized to match any of the Monster's color schemes. On everything from subdued Dark models and radical Chromos to white-striped S2R and S4Rs, Sargent can customize each seat with contrasting piping around their circumference, Italian flags on their flanks, CarbonFX vinyl seating-area materials or genuine leather.
Sargent's decades of experience engineering Ducati seats also spans 19 model years of its Superbikes--from the original 916 to last year's 1198--middleweight sportbikes, Multistradas, ST series sport-tourers, Hypermotards, Street Fighters and older SS models.
Whether riders are mounted atop Monsters with traditional air-cooled V-Twin powerplants or Testastretta superbike motors, Sargent has them covered. For every configuration-- under-seat exhausts, dual-can setups or single mufflers--each World Sport Performance seat is developed to meld perfectly with the bike's side panels and frame contours. Further refining aesthetics, these Sargent seats have a slight rise up front to fill many Monsters' seat-to-fuel tank gap.
Fixing their stock saddles' flaws to provide more comfort, the World Sport rider's seating areas are effectively leveled out, front to back, rather than sloped like the stock perches. This keeps riders from sliding forward and allows more freedom of movement to enjoy longer rides in greater comfort. For more lateral support and to better distribute pressure over larger areas, they are also wider and slightly concave, increasing personal contact patches. Passengers riding two-up on 2008 to 2013 models will also enjoy the benefits of expertly reworked foam. Sargent's one-piece seats for these late-model bikes come in standard and reduced-height versions that are one inch closer to the tarmac.
Delivered fully assembled, they work with Ducati cowlings and retain stock seat locks. All are built on lightweight, durable CarbonTec base pans that integrate a removable storage tube. Seats for the 1993 to 2008 models also have four retractable cargo hooks.
World Sport Performance seats use Sargent's proprietary Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension. Developed through years of on-the-road R&D, it's formulated for durability, firmness and absorbing vibration. Each is wrapped by a moisture barrier.
Even more comfort and convenience are provided by Sargent's most popular upgrade--an efficient, easy-to-use seat-heating system that is installed during production. Bonded to a seat's foam, the company's Fine Wire heating pad is undetectable while riding. This thin pad has soft, pliable layers sandwiching Nichrome heating elements that spread heat evenly, from a warm 98 degrees to a butt-on-fire 125-plus to penetrate heavy winter riding gear.
When attached to a seat's state-of-the-art digital controller, the pads warm up quickly. This unit accurately regulates consistent temperature with micro-adjustability, rather than old-tech high and low settings. Small and waterproof, the controller can be mounted in any orientation, has an easy-to-read, 10-bar LED display that is adjustable for brightness, and raised buttons, making it easier to operate with gloved hands.
All Sargent seating products are backed with three levels of post-purchase protection. They're covered by a 1-year limited warranty to be free from defects in workmanship and materials. Seats ordered directly from Sargent come with a no-risk, 30-day money-back guarantee and an extended warranty at no extra cost. It protects foam and hardware for five years; covers for two years. The company's comprehensive aftercare program offers repair, reupholstering and refurbishing services.
World Sport Performance seats are available for more than 80 models of Aprilias, BMWs, Ducatis, Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Triumphs and Yamahas of all types: Sportbikes, standards, sport-tourers, dual-sport and adventure bikes.
Sargent Cycle Products builds the ultimate in distinctive, high-performance motorcycle seating products and upholstery. For more information on its entire line of replacement seats and related accessories, please visit SargentCycle.com, call 800-749-7328 (SEAT) or visit the company on Facebook.