More comfort means longer rides on an AirHawk®
Talk to any motorcyclist after a long day of riding, and they will inevitably mention how sore they are from sitting in the saddle for hours. AirHawk® International, LLC seeks to eliminate that line of conversation with their comfort seating system.
All of AirHawk®’s comfort pads use air technology to distribute a rider’s weight and pressure over the entire motorcycle seat cushion, reducing “hot spots” that can cause discomfort. The interconnected air cells inside the pad have some other benefits, too: they work as mini shock absorbers to reduce vibration, and they allow air from outside to flow through the system, reducing moisture and body heat buildup. The air cells are combined with ergonomics designed to conform to a rider’s body.
Rather than replacing the entire seat on a motorcycle, AirHawk® pads mount on top of the existing seat, securing via adjustable straps.
The latest products from AirHawk® are the Cruiser R in large and small size options as well as a Dual Sport model.
The Cruiser R’s large option is 14 inches deep and 14.5 inches wide, making it a good choice for big cruisers, sport-touring models and non-touring Harley-Davidsons. The small Cruiser R, at 11 inches deep and wide, is better suited to smaller sport-touring models, sport bikes, dual sports, standard motorcycles, and as a passenger pillion.
The “Stress Relief” design of the Cruiser R reduces pressure points, and the air cell heights on the front are lowered to let the legs sit at a comfortable angle. The form-fitting design doesn’t just conform to the rider, but also to a wide variety of seat shapes and sizes. A non-skid bottom material adds stability, and the cover is a breathable mesh.
Compared it its Cruiser R counterparts, the Dual Sport pad has a distinct wedge shape. It is designed to fit the narrower front of dual sport and adventure motorcycles, although it is also a viable choice for sport touring bikes, standards and sportbikes, as well as a range of non-touring Harleys.
AirHawk® comfort pads arrive in a box with everything needed for installation: the air bladder, breathable cover and adjustable straps. The bladder inflates via a small valve that twists open and closed. Once the seat is installed, a rider can turn the valve to fine-tune the cushioning level. A tip from AirHawk®: if you have to adjust your mirrors, then your seat is probably over-inflated. The ideal air level raises a typical rider about half an inch from the stock seat.
Head online to www.airhawk.net or talk to your Parts Europe rep for more details about how riders can make long hours in the saddle more comfortable.