Although it’s not something many of us think about in great detail, the seat on your motorcycle plays a hugely important part in your riding experience. And Honda has filed a patent for an all-new seat, which incorporates a mesh upper to help improve ventilation and wick away excess moisture.

The new seat features a mesh upper which sits just above an air chamber, allowing air to circulate underneath the rider. In the summer, it helps to offer ventilation, and in the winter, it helps to prevent us from getting so wet.

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If you have ever ridden in the rain, you will have inevitably observed how water accumulates under on the seat. But with Honda’s new seat, water can circulate through the lower part of the mesh just like air does – to help avoid the seat getting saturated with water, and the rider having to sit in a damp patch.

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The patents sit on a bike that looks surprisingly similar to the new Honda CBR1000RR – so there’s a chance that this could predominantly aimed at sportbike riders, but there’s been no official word from Honda just yet so we’ll have to wait and see.

Ross Mowbray

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