Stan Dunn – Maui County, HI
The air hawk for my saddle seat is now 14 yrs old and in great shape - Best thing I ever did for my comfort for long rides!!!!! Enabled me to keep my original harley seat on my 98 springer so I can keep it original!! If you have a place online for testimonial send tome and I will put in a good word. Thanks again for bringing to Sturgis 2015 for me to pick up!! It is on the bike for ride to the bad lands today!
El Sancho – Kentwood, MI
I recently purchased the AIRHAWK R, I have about 4 thousand miles on it so far with zero discomfort. I chose the AIRHAWK system because I have several bikes and it's the highest quality system that functions great on all my platforms. It even worked great on a 5 hour drive in my 2015 Impala...
Victor Quintero – Margate, FL
I love love olive this pad. My Kawasaki ninja seat is hard as a rock. After getting the AIRHAWK Cruiser Pad I can ride for hours. This weekend, I'm going to Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest, a 5-hour ride. I know I will get there with no pain on my ass because of this pad. Thank you AIRHAWK.
Totten Chip – Valparaiso, FL
Just called the company to ask about replacing the small metal clip that attaches the straps to the seat. I was in an accident and while riding from FL to CA, the seat survived the accident but the metal retaining clip did not. Anyway, I was expecting to pay a few bucks since the seat was purchased several years ago. The Co. rep. not only did not charge me but is sending out the new straps and paying the postage! What a great company...they worry about the customer and not the small stuff. Trust me their seat is the best and so is the customer service.
Brian Elliot – San Diego, CA
I have a BMW K1200s, I broke my lower back during a deployment in 2011 and suffer from the lingering effects, I could only ride about 50-70 miles at a time with 130 mile days on the bike before I was in serious pain,with numb legs, serious sciatica pain and the standard dead butt. The AIRHAWK R changed my riding permanently. I just completed a 5 day 1,300 mile trip through CA, NV, AZ and UT. With the AIRHAWK R I did 300 plus mile days with full fuel tank non-stop runs (180mi) which is great for a sport bike. My back and leg pains were completely non-existent. I had absolutely no symptoms while riding or at the end of the day. I could have gone much further if needed. I will never get on my, or any other bike, without the AIRHAWK R. It will without a doubt double your riding distance, it does take some adjustments and fiddling, but I like that since I can change the pressure as the day goes and riding styles change. By far the best motorcycle product I have ever bought.
Daniel Anderson – Hampton, VA
I just returned from a 5,527.9 mile ride from Hampton, VA to Flagstaff, AZ, up through the canyons of Utah and back. I don't think my rear-end could have done it without the AIRHAWK; Great Product!
James Walker – Vallejo, CA
I've had other bikes, including a Screamin' Eagle Road King, and everyone resulted in some bum pain after a while. Recently, I got a BMW C 650 GT. After an hour I had a sore bum, even though the seat was not bad. I was looking into Corbin or other seats and happen to see a picture of an AIRHAWK R on another 650. Curious, I looked it up and recognized it is the same material my friend who needs a wheelchair uses. I had to try it! It performs so much better than expected, I really can't believe it. I had a 6 hour ride today, NO PAIN at ALL! Also, I ride in the Sacramento area and seat sweat was a significant issue. The air flow of the R has eliminated this problem as well. I'll never ride without an AIRHAWK again!
Derick Petrey – Lyndhurst, OH
I bought my first bike in June of 2014 and by July 2014 I realized I needed more padding on my seat. I am 130lbs and 6ft tall and I have tailbone issues (no padding there). The AIRHAWK R is GREAT! I can easily ride alot longer now than before. Thank you AIRHAWK!
Bones Brannon, Paso Robles, CA
I bought my Goldwing GL1800 in 2006. I rode it cross country, Paso Robles, Ca to Pleasant Valley, NY via Beverly Hills FL, I made this trip 4 times 07,08,09 and 10. Without the Airhawk cushion I could never have done this. I did 1,000.3 in one day on one leg of my journey and could have kept on going, I'm 67 years old. I just received my new Airhawk 2 cushion as I simply wore the original out. One of the best products I''ve ever bought! I thank you for a great product and so does my ass!
Rod Campbell, Anniston, AL
Rode my 2000 Magna from Alabama to Hot Springs, AR on day one of an 8-day 2,500 mile tour of AL, MS, AR, MO, OK, KY, & TN. There is no way I could have come close to doing that many consecutive days without my Airhawk! 575 miles on day one! 340 miles on Day 8! Even with my bad back and the Magna''s stiff rear suspension, I was comfortable enough that I wasn''t squirming by the end of the day.
Bill Deacon, York, PA
Completed an IBA Saddle Sore 1000 on May 16,2014 60 yrs old, 2008 Triumph Sprint ST. Bought an Airhawk R. WOW... my butt did the 1000 mni with no complaints. Normally I get sore but the Airhawk R was everything it was claimed to be. And it actually looks good too. My saying for the whole trip was... " Does my butt look as good as it feels"? Fabulous product !!!
Willem Van Deventer, Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Thank you for saving me from developing the ass of a cyborg. My spine thanks you for your wonderful product. My hardtail bike feels like a softail now 🙂
Tony King, Egham, Surrey UK
I am doing the Knowledge of London which involves riding around and learning the roads n streets of London. This can often mean 5-8 hours on my scooter. I am a slim guy and really felt a lot of pain from sitting on a saddle for that length of time. A mate suggested this product and I have never looked back. I back this product 100% and would totally recconmend anyone who is spending long lengths of time in the saddle to get one. I wouldn''t go out without it.
John Przybyl, Norwich, CT
I usually make the run from Norwich,CT to Norfolk, VA to visit a good friend and riding Bro I bought the new Air Hawk R and wow took the ride was entering the peninsula on RT 13 and realized that I'd gone 400 miles and my ass still felt great and wasn't the least bit tired looking forward to taking some more longer trips with my pad in place it's more comfortable than my Lincoln Town Car which is a sweet ride but two wheels is the best way to go and with the pad the only way!
Nicola Bottazzi, Mantova, Italy
I purchased Airhawk way back in 2012 and its first service to me was a ride from my hometown in Mantua, Italy to the republics of former Yugoslavia and Albania. The original seat of my Super Ténéré 1200 was quite uncomfortable after only 2 or 3 hours of riding, but after 7 hours with Airhawk through northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia up to the border with Serbia I had to stop only because it was 1.00 am and had to look for a motel room. If it was not that late, I could have been able to ride for many hours more and only thanks to Airhawk! If I could go back in time, I'd purchase Airhawk for sure again, it has given me the pleasure of riding many hours and saving time on long journeys, because I am now not forced anymore to stop and take a rest that now is no longer needed.
Michael Ondusko, British Columbia, Canada
Airhawk has a promise about doubling the distance - well I keep doubling it and I STILL can't get to the point where I'm not doing the HBD (Happy Butt Dance) when I get off the ride! My latest attempt was to push through a 1300 mile+ ride in one go to see if it would finally give up the ghost - nope - I had a lot of hurty bits, but not the back end. THANKS GUYS - best investment I ever made for my HD!
Jim Atkinson, Louisburg, KS
Two years ago I took an Iron butt saddlesore ride with a group with a borrowed Airhawk cushion it worked so well that I purchased one myself an R which worked OK for my Kymco People 250S scooter I have abuot 50,000 miles on the 6 year old scooter now and love to take long trips which brings me to the point of this story. May 5th. of this year I struck an Elk while riding at highway speed 450 miles from home pretty serious 12 days in ICU lots of broken bones spleen removed etc. The point is once I returned home I couldn't lie down so spent the next couple of weeks in a recliner day and night after a few days my ass was getting sores I thought hey I wonder if the airhawk made it home and sure enough it did, once again it saved my ass I am getting around better now but the Airhawk cushion is not just for riding anymore.
Robert Tatum, Fultondale, AL
I bought my Airhawk types a few years ago after riding 600 miles and hurting like hell. I have made a few trips well over 600 miles, one year and a half ago to Fort Worth TX from Birmingham AL none stop. When I got there I was not sore. Last year I went from Birmingham AL to Williamsport PA 891 miles in 13 hours, I would not have made it on my stock seat. I used this cushion on a 2006 Yamaha royal start tour deluxe and now on my 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide custom. Any time someone brings up they want another seat for long distance, I tell them to try the Airhawk and save some money. This is one of the best upgrades to any motorcycle.
Mark Wallesverd, Wilson, WI
Let me preface this by saying that as a rule I don't supply customer feedback on products I buy. But when you finally find a solution to a long standing and common problem it never hurts to share. I have a 2006 Yamaha FZ1. Been riding for forty years and this is by far my favorite ride so far. Love everything about the bike except the seat. The engineer who designed it obviously had no intention of riding it. So I quested for its upgrade. I broke down and invested in a Corbin seat as I had heard good things. It arrived and I was struck by three things; the craftsmanship was impressive, the fit was perfect and the feel was no better than the stock seat it replaced. However it did set me back $300 so it had that going for it. So my ass suffered for the better part of a decade and then I read about Airhawk products. I was eager for a solution but reluctant to get burned again so I sat on it for a while so to speak but finally pulled the trigger and got the R model this winter and anxiously waited for the damn snow to melt so I could apply it and try it. Well I finally was able to get a few good rides in between spring rains and am happy to report apparently finding the solution to my pain in the ass problem. Mind you it is early in the season and I will reserve final judgment until the end of this riding season but so far tests indicate that this year’s long rides will be free from the nagging pain that previous years was certain after the 200 mile mark.
James W., NC
I left Durham NC with the intent to ride the whole 600 miles to 2014 Bike Week in Daytona Beach. This was my first long ride on my Road King. I had to make rest stops every 1 to 1.5 hours because my butt was going numb. I finally stopped for the night in Savannah GA. My butt just wouldn't let me go any further. I bought an Airhawk cushion because of the money back guarantee. I left Daytona Beach on Sunday morning and rode the complete 585 miles only stopping for gas. The cushion is amazing. I thought the price was a little excessive but I can tell you it is worth every penny. I will never attempt another long ride without my AIRHAWK.
Bob E., OR
My 2009 HD Road King has a custom seat, looks great but isn't comfortable past 200 miles or so. Knowing this a bought the Airhawk seat pad for my trip to Moab Utah. Man, am I glad I did. The Airhawk made 500 plus mile days in the saddle shear pleasure. Thanks! Great product!
Brad G., FL
I used an Airhawk for the completion of my first IBA ride. I completed the 1000 miles in 24 hours and road the entire trip in comfort. I have purchased a Triumph Tiger 1050 and will have an Airhawk on it ASAP. This Airhawk will be part of the reason I complete the 1500 miles in 36 hours in October.
Darrin M., Alberta Canada
It's been a few years since I have been able to long haul a bike run. Knowing that I was going to return from this 2012 trip and see my back surgeon 2 days later had me worried. I was loading my bike when a good friend and neighbor stopped over. I have suffered for more than 7 years, and my friend Henry amongst others questioned my ability to do the ride. Then he went home to get something that he said and I quote,"I've got something you have to try". This was by far the best thing anyone has ever done for me. The Airhawk not only "Saved My Ass" but it renewed my passion for the ride. I could not go more than 150 miles in a day and with this miracle product under my butt, I pulled some serious mileage each and every day.It worked so well that my back didn't start hurting until I was home for a couple days. I am still in need of fusion of 4 vertebra, but I am confident that I'll be back in the saddle in no time. There are products that make claims and then there are those which make promises. The Airhawk is a "No B.S" product that works. I am ordering mine today and got home only 2 days ago.
Laura B., GA
I am a 5'3, 125 lb boney assed female. I like to do things big. So I decided to ride my 08 Harley Ultra from GA to Sturgis, SD for the rally. I rode with a couple guys, one of which did not believe in rest breaks. By the time we reached Sturgis, I couldn't fathom riding my bike back home. I came across Airhawk at the rally and bought the biggest cushion you make. All I can say is WOW. I was able to ride the marathon miles back home and it was a pleasure. I don't ride my bike anywhere without my Airhawk!!
Stephanie T., IA
My husband won this at a raffle while at a motorcycle rally. He came home and realize it did not fit his warrior. He was gonna sell it then we realize it would fit my motorcycle m50.I love it I can go riding for hrs and never have any pains or nothing gose numb like before Igot the airhawk seat...it is so comfy I love it!!!!!
Kip T., UT
I live in southern UT . Bought a 2009 KLR650 Enduro bike with 1400mi on it. I paid an upholsterer to redo the seat, but he did a miserable job, so I ended up doing it myself, but I figure it was about a 100mi seat. In Jan I planned to go back , by motorcycle, to visit family in IA,MN, and WI. After reading reviews I decided to get the Airhawk-the med for my bike-I would never have made it if not for the Airhawk. My buddy and I left Jun 22nd and were back home in 8 days. The longest day was leaving Withee,WI and getting to Georgetown, CO above Denver (1117mi) in one day. I have to say , my ass was not sore ,but surprisingly comfortable after that brutal day. The next day we got up and rode home to Saint George-UT. I hope the marketing agents don't read this, because now they know they can charge whatever price they want for this gem of a seatpad. If I lose or break the one I have ,i would pay up to $500 for a new one, without it I will never go on a long trip. Love the product!!
Ernie & Pam M, GA
We just returned from our second 3-week roadtrip. Our first roadtrip was in June 2010 from Georgia to Yellowstone N.P. traveling 5500miles. Yosemite N.P. was our Roadtrip 2012 destination. We traveled in the June heat across CO, UT, NV, CA, NM, AZ, TX, LA, etc.. On both trips we used the AirHawk medium seat cushions. The seat cushion was introduced to us by a biker friend who had tried aftermarket seats, jell pads, and sheepskin covers to no avail before finding the answer to pressure point and heat problems in the AirHawk seat cushion. Short excursions of 200 miles or so were painful before adding the AirHawk cushion to our bikes. We road 6000miles on this last trip averaging 380miles a day with a few days covering over 450miles. Not once on either trip (or any other trips) did either of us experience seat discomfort. The AirHawk seat cushion has made motorcycle riding a pleasant experience. No doubt the best money we have spent on our bikes. We are riding Honda VTX-1300T and Suzuki C50T. We have given the seats as gifts to biker friends, loaned our seat cushions to friends for a convincing experience, and have recommended the seat to every rider who asks about the "seat pad" on our bikes. We have even offered our friends to buy their seat cushion if they are not satisfied. Thank you AirHawk for the comfortable and durable product. Already planning Roadtrip 2014 to Canada.
Robert T., GA
What a difference!! I was using sheepskin on my HD Road King.
Stephanie F., PA
I've been riding solo and taking long trips for almost 30 years. I've owned many bikes with uncomfortable seats and I've tried everything I could think of to make them more comfortable. I've had pads made of sheepskin.
Paul B., NJ
10581 miles in 32 days! New Jersey to Anchorage.
Tim P., NC
Did a 1000 Mile Iron Butt last August here in North Carolina on my 2007 Aped Road King Custom...My ass was SAVED by the Airhawk! No swamp ass even though the temps hit high 90s with good ole southern humidity. No numb ass.
Andy S., KS
I was about to buy an expensive custom made seat and thought I would try an AIRHAWK. The review in Motorcycle Classics Magazine was right..the Airhawk doubled my miles..at least. And I saved a bunch of money by buying the Airhawk.
Jerry L., MA
Bought my airhawk out at Sturgis at the JP Cycles location. I averaged 300 miles a day for 6 days in a row. Don't know how I rode my sporty without this cushion in the past. I won't leave home without it.
Shannon O., MI
Your product saved my marriage!!!!My husband and I just took a trip recently from Detroit MI to Hot Springs AR and back in 5 days on his 2004 Harley Softail. On the way down about a third of the way into the trip I started having discomfort which quickly turned into a very painful experience. When we reached Hot Springs AR we actually considered putting me on a plane to fly back. We contacted a local Harley dealership and they told us about your product. We went to the dealership and purchased an Air Hawk. That was one of the best decisions we made. I was able to make the return 1000 mile trip home in complete comfort. I will be telling everyone I know who rides that for long trips they need to purchase one of your seats. They are absolutey amazing!! Thank you for saving my ass!
Jeff V., CA
Your butt hurts or you wouldn't be reading this..I couldn't go 30 miles without hating life..now I can go for hours without thinking about it. I am finally enjoying my bike!! Best purchase EVER!! **UPDATE!! I've had my Airhawk for a few months..really enjoy it. I let a friend try it on his bike..I COULDN"T BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE!! My butt hurt as soon as I sat on my old plank..all I could think of. YOU NEED TO GET ONE OF THESE!!!
Gary S., MO
I used my Air Hawk 2 for a 2400 mile ride. It was better than I thought. Will never ride again without it.
Matt B., United Kingdom
This is absolutely brilliant. I have a Pan-European ST1100A with a cut down seat due to being vertically challenged. I generally ride 6-8 hours a day and at 65 I would get a severe case of concrete butt. At the end of the day when I get off, no pain!
Bryan Shumaker, MD
I just wanted you to know how much extra comfort my Airhawk 2 has given me on my Yamaha Majesty scooter. As a board certified urologist, I appreciate your comments about prostatitis, scrotal pressure, etc. Although your new "R" model has been optimized to account for this, the configuration of the Majesty scooter seat lets the Airhawk2 cover all that quite well. The worst seats are narrow bicycle type saddle seats--not only do they effect the prostate, they cause damage to the pudendal nerves, which affect erectile ability! At any rate, my rides are much more comfortable than ever--thanks for a great product!
Bryan Shumaker, MD
Les McConnell, Oregon City OR
I have been riding motorcycles for 50 years. My modern Triumph is a wonderful motorcycle, but for the saddle. The range for one tankful of gasoline is about 210 miles. I wish it were longer, yet I still have to stop and rest my butt periodically. Triumph mow makes a gel saddle... but I didn't want to spend $300 for test ride. So, I bought a medium size cruiser Air Hawk and went for a 340 mile ride. I was so relieved and comfortable that I felt obligated to tell others about my find. I have tried other seat gel cushions with little improvement. Now, with the Air Hawk, I can ride out a full tank of gasoline without agony! I plan to purchase additional Air Hawk cushions for my other long distance motorcycles. A photograph of my bike saddle is of little consequence, but the comfort I experienced speaks volumes. Just measure your saddle and order a cushion that fits that bike. Enjoy riding again with a whole new comfort level.
Sue Bett, Racine, WI
I got my Airhawk in 2003 for a trip out West as far as Montana. We put on 3300 in 11 days. The Airhawk truly did save my ass on such long ride days. I have a sciatic nerve problem & would never have been able to go on this trip without my Airhawk! We easily put on 200 miles in at least one weekend a month in our riding season of 5-7 months. My original 'Hawk just bit the big one. Pretty damn fantastic for 13 years later! Trust me, I've sung the praises of this item over the years to anyone who would listen! It's finally time for Hawk #2!
Carey Davies, Charlotte, NC
I bought my Airhawk back when I was living in NJ in the early 2000’s. In June of 2002 I used it when I joined Triumph’s Ride Across America, and without it I wouldn’t have made it past Pennsylvania! That one single product allowed me to fulfill a lifelong dream of riding cross county and it’s an experience I’ll never forget. There are so few products out there today that work as advertised and ever fewer still that stand the test of time. You produced an effective and quality piece of ride gear that every biker should own and you’ve got a satisfied, loyal customer for life. I’m writing this in May of 2016 and my Airhawk finally developed a small leak near the inflation pump. I patched it temporarily with a tire patch but unfortunately it didn’t hold for very long. But regardless, I’m beyond thrilled that I got over 14 years of comfortable, extended rides because of your product. I still have my Thunderbird Sport that I rode on that cross country trip and when I’ve saved a couple bucks I’ll be getting a new Airhawk. Thanks for nearly thirty thousand miles of two wheeled experiences!
PS. I wanted to revise a part of the last testimonial. I forgot I also owned a ninja for a while that I put 13k on. So that should be over 40,000 miles of use total!
Robert Jackson, Burleson TX
Rode from Tennessee to Texas, 800 miles in 1 day, there is no way that I could have done it without the air hawk! Awesome to say the least!
Chad Hane, Stillwater, OK
Airhawk, I recently purchased the "R" for my Street Glide. Yesterday was the first time I got to use it, I rode from Okla to South Dakota, little 740 mile trip. I will say that I've never tried any other type of seat pads on the market. But your product has got to be the best out!! This thing is amazing! I was skeptical when I bought it, I really didn't know if there was anything on the market to reduce the pain and pressure on my tailbone. I honestly thought your product was a little high priced but after using it for only one day I would now pay double! Awesome product!!
Enrik A, San Diego, CA
I bought my first airhawk about 8yrs ago and 6 months ago it came aparts, it literally unbonded, I called Airhawk and under new administrations they offered to replace it with the new Airhawk2 I have to say it is OUTSTANDING, I support longer more comfortable rides on my R1200GSA, their Customer Service delivered all and more thank you!!
Justine Schuler, Bethlehem, GA
I have severe nerve damage in my butt and have had surgeries to repair this nerve damage. That being said riding with my husband was extremely uncomfortable. I couldn't go 20 minutes without being in extreme pain for a couple days. I bought cruiser r small pad hoping I could extend my ride just a little bit and reduce my discomfort. I was surprised! The first ride was amazing. It helped tremendously. No pain or discomfort. The next day we went for an all day ride over a hundred miles. I was in better shape than my husband. It makes bumps in the road way smoother and my butt fatigue is reduced greatly. Thank you for this amazing product. I will be purchasing one for my husbands seat so as to help his back. Thank you!
Doug Roeder, Solomon, KS
I just finished riding in an IRON BUTT ride (1000 mi. in 24 hrs & 1500 mi. in 36 hrs.) on an 2007 1800cc Honda VTX T. Anyone that rides a VTS will tell you the stock seat is very hard and uncomfortable. I purchased the Large Cruiser pad a week before my ride. I had a couple of test rides with it before we left to figure out the best air pressure for me and was on my way. It was no problem to make 140 mi. before needing to stop. I actually was having to stop for gas before my butt was wearing out. I would highly recommend this seat to anyone. Thanks for saving my butt.
Michelle Samuels, Conneautville, PA
Hi my name is Michelle. We left for a big ride on Sunday June 12th we arrived back home today June 18th . Before we left my husband bought me the Airhawk .we traveled from Conneautville, PA to Laconia, New Hampshire round trip 1559 miles we rode. There is only one way to explain my trip .AMAZING.... I would recommend this seat to anyone. Not one ache or pain..It truly was awesome
Mark Zimmerman, Dubuque, IA
I bought my AirHawk2 in the summer of 2014 in preparation for riding the Blue Ridge Parkway in one day. We didn’t make the distance we wanted that day but I learned a valuable lesson….Don’t ride long distances without an AirHawk! My ass was comfortable on the first 400+ miles and could’ve done more! In 2015 I rode around Lake Michigan in 3 days. Over 500 miles each day and I was sore….butt not my butt! This year I rode from Dubuque Iowa to Memphis Tennessee and back in 4 days 1500+ miles. One day was 14 hours and 540 miles No complaints here.
I’m finally buying one for my wife hopefully she’ll have the same results I’ve had.
Mark Wallesverd, Wilson,WI
(Update from my earlier post a few years ago)
So last time I had written I was in my first season (in Wisconsin we have two seasons; riding season and winter) with my new AirHawk R cushion. At the time I was excited for the prospect of a solution to my road weary ass. Having ridden with it for several seasons now I can honestly say it does the job for which it was intended and does it damn well. The inevitable burning/ painful ass on the FZ1 right about 200 miles no longer presents itself. I will not ride without it. Last summer I went overseas and rode through Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland and my AirHawk was right “behind” me making sure my mind was on the Alps and not my aching butt. If you’re riding and your ass is hurting’ congratulations you finally found the solution.
Tim King, Elora, ON Canada
You make big claims, and then come through on them!
Airhawk Bravado is Airhawk Excellence
With the monkey butt I had from the oven-hot Indianapolis ride we did last summer, I picked up an AirHawk before leaving on the around Huron trip. They make some pretty aggressive claims about how good this seat cushion is, and 1600+kms around Huron in mega-heat would be a good test.
While shopping for one at Two Wheel Motorsport I noticed that the larger 'medium cruiser' pad was almost a hundred dollars cheaper than the much smaller dual sport cushion. The only difference I could see between them was a fancy red stripe down the middle of the DS model. That's an expensive red stripe.
An advantage to buying this from my local dealer instead of online is that I could go try it out, which the parts guy at Two-Wheel was more than willing to do. If you factor in shipping the airhawk cost within five dollars of what it's going for online, well worth the chance to try different pads and pick it up immediately.
Calling my Triumph Tiger a dual sport is like calling a a Humvee a four by four. While technically true, it's a lot more than just a dual sport. The Tiger is a Swiss army knife of a bike. It can dual sport, but it can also cover long distances and tour, and it can do it in a sporty fashion. Airhawk seems quite flexible with what pad might go on what bike, and the medium cruiser pad fit the adventurous Tiger better than the dual sport pad did, and saved me almost a hundred bucks in the process.
How did it perform? Frankly, I was surprised. I got a gel pad last year and it did very little to ease my discomfort on hot, all-day, multiple-day rides. The Airhawk is a revelation. It keeps you cool in heat, distributes your weight across the seat area evenly, removing any pressure points, and meant the end to my monkey butt.
The first time you accelerate and don't feel directly connected to the seat (because you're floating on air) is a little off-putting, but you quickly get used to it. If you want to change the angle you're sitting while riding simple remove your weight from the pad and resit on it, and you'll find that you can adjust your centre of balance easily. Once the bladders in the pad redistribute the air the pad conforms to the shape of your backside and is very stable.
Setting up the pad was easily done. I put air into it at low pressure in short bursts until it was about half full. The pictures online all seem to show the pads fully inflated, but I found inflating it until it had just enough air to suspend my weight worked well and kept me in better touch with the seat.
The pad attaches to the seat using a couple of straps. If you're familiar with bra straps (and who of us isn't?), you'll find adjusting the pad a simple procedure. It stays in place remarkably well for such a simple device. The sticky rubber bottom seems to help a lot with that.
It isn't cheap, and because of that, leaving it on the bike was never an option. Having to remove it every time we left the bike unattended was a bit onerous, but I'm not in the habit of leaving $160 items on a bike unwatched and in plain view.
Airhawk is pretty sure of themselves, and they have every right to be. Their warranty isn't going to be exercised in my case, this pad does exactly what they claim it will. On hot, high mileage days I was no longer in agony on the seat looking for opportunities to stop. This seat pad means I can ride and ride.
What you get is a well engineered solution to a common problem. It isn't cheap, but it's well made and it works. You're getting what you pay for.
John Bedney, Covington, WA
I've been riding for since senior in highschool 1967. They call me the 100 mile man, then my daughter married a guy in Oklahoma so I bought your seat now I can go see her from the northwest where I live and I ride from tank to tank and then sometimes I don't get off. I probably have 30K on this seat and I love it. Thanks much, John