"Performance" Restoration Foam & Cover Kit

Brand Fitment: Aprilia
Model Fitment: RSV4 & TUONO V4R
Year Fitment: 2012-2017

Standard height foam - GC-style vinyl cover
Front seat kit only
- Requires use of stock baseplate

    Saddlemen Part #: 0910-AP01J
    Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited Part #: 0821-1628
Price: $151.00

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Saddlemen has a value-minded solution  for riders who wish to upgrade their street motorcycle’s original seat. Saddlemen’s Performance Seat Kits include specially shaped foam with GEL and a custom-crafted vinyl cover that mounts easily to the motorcycle’s original seat pan.

Depending upon the application and  the option(s) the rider selects, these kits can improve the seating position through optional seat heights, enhance rider control through refined shapes and cover material grip, or improve riding comfort through superior design and construction.

In some street applications, the seat kits overcome the challenge of owning a unique motorcycle for which no other seats are available, while other kits enable the rider to improve the quality and appearance of the seat to better suit their motorcycle. The fact that they are a kit, keeps the expense down so they are also a great tool to bolster the vehicle’s resale value.

In addition to the foam and marine-grade vinyl cover, each kit is packed with easy-to-follow installation instructions. Installation is easily handled by most motorcycle dealer technicians or a rider with good mechanical skills. Usually the only required tool is a good stapler.

Also included is a certificate for a special $20 installation rate when the kit is installed by one of Saddlemen’s seat artisans. Return shipping is extra, but the turnaround is usually a couple of days.

  • GC-style vinyl cover mimics the looks of our Gel Channel (GC) seats and uses a high quality, marine-grade vinyl which is element resistant and holds up to extreme heat or cold
  • Each kit has been developed to improve the motorcycle’s saddle. In many model applications there are several options to choose from
  • Kits include specially shaped Saddlemen progressive density foam with a SaddleGel insert
  • SaddleGel not only creates a plush seating surface, but it provides additional support and vibration damping to maximize comfort regardless of the seat’s thickness
  • Expertly cut and sewn seat cover has integrated headliner foam layer to provide a smooth appearance and extra cushion
  • Most kits available with standard height foam with optional lower and/or higher profiles
  • Other options include touring-type shapes and cover materials to enhance comfort during long period in the saddle
  • Two-up, one-piece seats feature two GEL pads so the passenger comfort is improved
  • Sportbike applications include a pillion cover so you can match the driver and passenger seats
  • Some cross-over applications (such as a Honda VFR) have both sport and touring-oriented seat kit options
  • Easy to install by your local dealer or yourself
  • Includes easy-to follow instructions that are chocked full of tips from Saddlemen’s expert seat craftsmen
  • Don’t want to do it yourself? Each kit includes certificate for $20 cover installation at Saddlemen (return shipping additional)
  • Each seat kit is designed and made in the USA.

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Always remember to review your Motorcycle Owner's Manual before you ride. Before each ride, take time to check all your equipment. Always wear an approved helmet, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, gloves and boots. Always be sure your bike is in first-class condition before riding. Keep it well-maintained and always outfitted in accordance with state and local laws. Every motorcycle rider should be aware of the limits of his or her skills, experience and abilities and in accordance with state and local laws. Beginners should be extremely cautious and allow extra time and distance for maneuvering and braking. Saddlemen encourages you to ride safely and respect the environment.

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