Corbin readies bikes for the horizon

Publish Date: 
Apr 20, 2014
By Bruce Steever

HOLLISTER, Calif. – Corbin rolled out two new seats for a pair of motorcycles that both benefit from additional saddle comfort for the long haul.

Kawasaski’s humble Ninja 650 serves a variety of functions as an entry-level sportbike or budget race bike, but it also makes an effective lightweight sports-tourer. For riders taking their Ninjas down the highway, Corbin offers both front and rear saddle upgrades, for $272 and $194, respectively. Like all of Corbin’s sportbike saddles, proprietary Comfort Cell foam is formed to provide firm but supportive all day comfort, with a genuine leather cover insert and supported by a Fibertech basepan.

For scooter riders, Corbin also now offers saddle options for Kymco’s single-cylinder maxi-scooter, the Xciting 500. While slightly affecting the underseat storage volume, the Corbin saddle is ergonomically shaped to provide excellent weight dispersion and comfort with generous back support built-in. Standard hardware is provided for a removable backrest in the passenger's seating position. With a backrest in place, the passenger enjoys over nine inches of vertical support, and even without a backrest, the rider benefits from additional legroom and lower back support thanks to the reshaped profile. The new saddle for the Xciting retails for $553, with options including Ovalbac back rests for $259 and the Glove Box rear storage compartment for $359.