Motorcycle Seat Revolution – The Chicane Saddle

Not much happens with bike seats.  You can pad them, add extra layers, or heat them, but beyond that not much happens in the world of the noble bum rest.  However all that may be changing due to the invention by designers the Brit Brothers of The Chicane Saddle.  A seating system designed to move with the rider to improve bike ergonomics when cornering, the saddle is certainly different to the foam pad were all on now.

Brit Brothers says;

For almost a century the motorcycle seat has seen little advance in either its design or function. And yet  the modern rider  experiences  more movement across this area of the bike than any other. The result is a compromise, where each rider must learn to overcome its shortfalls by sacrificing aerodynamics and energy. To address this issue, the Brit Brothers have developed the ‘Chicane Saddle’ – A motorcycle racing seat designed to harmonize rider with machine. The innovative design incorporates toothed belts and tapered rollers which rotate under the riders weight. Combine this with inbuilt recoil and friction controls and you have a racing seat which can be individually tuned to the riders needs. The result allows the rider to achieve a smooth, arc-like, motion through corners and chicanes.

It’s certainly an interesting idea and would be fun to try out.  More details can be found on the Brit Brothers web site and RTWW will keep you updated with any further developments

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