When it came to deciding what to do with the seat to our 2006 CRF450R my initial plan was to just get a seat cover and be done with it. But then I got to thinking, since the whole bike was basically getting all new parts and my old seat foam had never been replaced, why not just get a whole new seat! That’s when I set my eyes on a SDG seat. For just a little bit more I could get a new base, new seat foam, with a new cover and it would come ready to rock n’ roll. So now, not only would my seat look new, it would feel like I just climbed on a showroom bike…who doesn’t like that feeling.
Probably the coolest feature about a SDG dirt bike seat is that you have an option to get a seat that fits your physical attributes. They have a standard model for riders who already feel comfortable with their bike height or you can choose a low profile seat if the bike feels tall or if you’re over 6 ft. you can opt for a Tall model to get your knees in a more comfortable position. If you participate in a lot of motocross racing or hill climbing they also offer a step-up (or bump) design to keep your butt on during hard acceleration.
SDG seats come with a gripper seat cover and the cool thing about SDG’s seat cover design is that where you put the staples, that area of the cover is actually a flexible-elastic nylon strip. So when you shift your weight around on the bike the seat cover will stretch at the elastic and bounce back, compared to just stretching the material itself and becoming saggy.
SDG seats use closed-cell foam. This type of foam is made by filling tightly packed foam cells with gas. The greatest benefit to this type of premium foam is its strength and longevity. Closed-cell foam is resistant to water so it will hold up after numerous washes and be unaffected if you lay the bike down in a water crossing (which at that point the seat will be the least of your worries).
My suggestion is, if you want to get that new bike feeling, installing a new SDG seat is the first step to getting there.