The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z is a fully capable, long distance touring bike, but has one weak point - the seats. The stock seat is made of foam that is too soft, and is not shaped as ergonomically as it should be for long distance riding, creating 'hot spots' and pressure points. The vinyl cover of the stock seat does not allow for any breathability, further adding to the discomfort. You've invested in the right breathable and vented riding gear, so don't let your seat be the one item that distracts you from the adventures ahead. Stay dry with Touratech’s DriRide™ breathable seat technology for the Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere. Your riding gear is designed to allow moisture to escape your body but it can’t do its job in the most important area unless you have a seat that breathes.
Touratech Vapor-Flow™ Technology allows your body’s moisture to pass through your riding gear, down through the seat fabric and into the breathable membrane. The moisture then escapes through the sides of the seat, leaving you dry and comfortable.
Although the seat is breathable (allowing moisture vapor to pass through the fabric) the tight structure of the Rain-Block™ Fabric forces water droplets to bead up and roll off the seat. It’s completely waterproof.
Touratech has developed Ergo-Response™ Long-Distance Foam, which is tuned for comfort and designed to hold you in the optimal riding position. Ergo-Response™ technology keeps you on top of the saddle, not sunken down into it. The foam core is sculpted in a way that ensures there’s no pressure on the coccyx (tail-bone) and your weight is supported evenly for all-day comfort. The longer you ride, the better if feels.
Specially contoured design for Adventure Touring motorcycles- Since we know you’ll be riding a mix of on- and off-road terrain, our seats’ special contours stay narrow in the front, right where they should, while staying wide in the rear for greater comfort. Other manufacturers who primarily build cruiser and street touring seats tend to make them extremely wide, making it harder to reach the ground.
Perfect positioning of seams – We know that one seam in the wrong spot can be a problem on a long trip. Our seats are designed so that the seams are not in contact with you, maximizing comfort.
No trade-in required - All of our comfort seats are sold outright. Unlike other manufacturers or custom seat makers, we do not require a trade-in of your stock seat. This means you can keep your original seat around as a spare, or sell it to recoup some of the costs of your new seat.
Two different height options - Whether you need more space for your legs to stretch, or want your feet planted firmly on the ground, we have a seat height option for you. Touratech seats come in two different heights depending if you want your seat higher, or the same as stock.
Ergonomically shaped, matching passenger seat available - Passengers need comfort in the long-haul too! The Touratech passenger seat is specially formed to keep the passenger securely in place whether you're hard on the brakes or rolling on the throttle. Passenger seats are made with all the same high-quality components as the driver seats.
The DriRide™ breathable seat was originally developed by Touratech for racers competing in the Dakar Rally. With the goal of making the riders more comfortable on long days in extremely hot conditions Touratech experimented with different fabrics and base materials to find a solution to maximize moisture transfer away from the body and improve rider comfort.
With the amount of time you’ll be spending in the saddle of your Yamaha Super Tenere, a comfortable seat is a great investment that will pay for itself every time you hop on your bike and hit the road.
Seat Heights in low and high positions (measured from top of footpeg to lowest point of seat):
Standard Seat: 54/56 cm (21.25/22 inches)
High Seat: 57/59 cm (22.5/23.25 inches)
For instructions on how to measure the seat height and compare with your stock seat, click on the 'Instructions' tab above.