Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Stuart, Florida, USA
Re: Saddle upgrade for 2010
I think there is a long list of items that we would like to see on the next generation LT (or whatever they call it). There have been several posts on this, and doing something about the rider seat is generally near the top. Reality is that one of the things we generally like about the LT - the overall integrated design and flow - led to the inferior seat design. A "butt-shaped" seat would have simply broken up the lines of the bike. The Gold Wing is a perfect example of the opposite - function over form. The seat is wonderful, feels like your sitting in a recliner, and takes zero time to warm up to. You don't have to wear special clothes or cover your back end with powder to do eight hour rides the first day on one. But that seat comes on a bike that looks like it was designed by three different committees (that were never allowed to meet with each other), so the seat appearance in the overall scheme was not an issue.
The challenge for the next LT will be to develop a comfortable seat that works with the overall appearance of the bike. Hopefully this time they make an attempt at doing that.
Mag Black 2006 LT
Three loves - motorcycles, good wine, and contrabassoon...none of which mix. Engineer by day to pay for them all.