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Combining 34 years of seat making expertise with the latest CAD-CAM engineering, Mustang Motorcycle Products has created a new seat exclusively for the BMW R1200GS adventure touring bike. Already well known for its offerings in the V-Twin/Metric Cruiser markets, Mustang has recently branched out, creating a range of replacement seats and accessories for Triumphs. However, the new BMW seat marks Mustang’s first foray into the increasingly popular Adventure Touring segment.

“Although the Adventure Touring market is new to us, Mustang is the leader in all-day comfort,” explains Mustang Marketing Director, Marilyn Simmons. “Mustang has been focused on handcrafting the world’s most comfortable seats since 1980… which is just as long as BMW has been offering its GS range of adventure bikes.”

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This new seat is much more than a simple cover or a pad added to the stock seat. “There are three reasons why Mustang seats make a difference: our baseplates, our foam and our cover,” she adds. “Our years of experience have taught us that without a proper base to build on, no amount of foam will make the seat as comfortable as it should be.”

The padding: A proprietary formula for controlled density polyurethane foam is what gives Mustang seats their reputation for retaining their shape and providing support for years of use. “The exact shape, angle and density had to be dialed in specifically for the demands of the serious ADV-type rider,” Marilyn notes. “It has to be soft enough for comfort, but resilient enough to stand up to those thousand mile days.”

Finally the cover: Mustang’s covers are made of the highest quality expanded vinyl available. They have the appearance of high grade leather, but the durability and weather resistance that far exceeds cowhide and meets all OEM seat specs. All seams are sewn twice for extra strength and the bottom edge of the cover is hemmed and then riveted to the baseplate for a secure fit.

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The seat sits 1.5” lower than stock, the driver seat can be set at two different heights, and is also just 14” wide, facilitating most riders’ ability to plant their feet while in the saddle. Options include a 9” wide passenger seat and a fully adjustable, easily removable built-in driver backrest.

Price: Solo Seat: £381.32

Passenger Seat: £265.76

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Solo Seat with backrest: £559.09

Tony Carter

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