Saddlemen’s new Roadsofa-LS combines leading edge styling with comfort enhancing Gel-Core technology for a truly unique seat that looks and feels perfect. Offerings include optional drivers backrest and Tour-Pak®cover.
*Made in the USA. Available for most Harley-Davidson® Touring models
Shock and Vibration are the real world forces acting on your body that cause rider discomfort and fatigue. Take a moment and think about your last ride and ask yourself – Are rough roads and constant vibration cheating
me out of the ride I deserve? If the answer is yes, you owe it to yourself to read on and learn more about what Gel-Core Technology can do for you.
Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Understanding the forces acting on your body while riding is critical to understanding why homogenous polyurethane foam
seats developed in the late 1940’s and probably on your motorcycle right now are preventing the extended ride times you desire. Saddlemen uses science to change everything by offering the RoadSofa line of seats featuring our unique manufacturing process known as Gel-Core Technology.
Gel-Core is engineered to dampen, divert, and deflect energy through a mechanical process resulting in a smooth, therapeutic ride. Our technique combines a specifically formulated viscoelastic polymer also known as SaddleGEL with the latest in co-molding comfort technology to reduce engine vibration transmitted to your body by up to 50%, and reduce direct impact forces by up to 92%.
Saddlemen invented Gel-Core Technology and today we are widely recognized as the industry leader, selling more gel seats than any other seat manufacture. However when it comes to the benefits of gel don’t take our word
for it – Follow the links below to learn about some of the exciting places you can find similar gel polymers.
NASA uses gel to protect sensitive camera equipment on the Space Shuttle Discovery as it pierces the Earth’s atmosphere at 17,000 mph. NASA also uses gel to keep the International Space Station in orbit, gel is currently used in the medical industry for Wheelchairs and Hospital beds to promote blood flow, and see how a major league baseball mitt manufacture
utilize this cutting edge material to dampen the impact of a 100mph fast ball.
The Science In Action
When it comes to reducing the damaging effects of SHOCK and VIBRATION. Traditional foam after-market seats are no match for Saddlemen’s Gel-Core Technology.
SHOCK // IPad Gel Impact Test
VIBRATION // Gel vs. Foam RPM Test
Stress Under Pressure
Every Saddlemen Roadsofa is engineered with Gel-Core Technology to provide dynamic support for the rider and fit differently proportioned bodies.
Example of Gel-Core Pressure Test
Example of Foam Pressure Test
Instead of relying on foam cushions that may impose improper contours, a riding saddle with Gel-Core Technology provides a topographically neutral suspension that will conform to the shape of the person who sits in it. Using pressure-mapping technology, we experimented with different tensions across the backrests and seats, fine-tuning our designs to produce the desirable distribution patterns: peak pressure zones under the ischia, with wide distribution of lower values
along the thighs and across the back, avoiding the spine and the area behind the knees.
Extra foam padding does not necessarily solve the problem, because a too-soft seat can put pressure on the gluteus maximus muscles at the sides of the buttocks as well as on the heads of the femur bones and the sciatic nerves, resulting
in the kind of discomfort experienced when sitting in a sling-type playground swing or a director’s chair.
Gel-Core Technology is a scientific approach to minimize circulation-restricting pressure with just the right combination of material layers, by curving the ProFoam structure away from pressure-sensitive areas of the body and cushioning it with ComfortFoam while dampening shock and vibration with SaddleGEL. Co-Molding the materials with this technique is what makes Saddlemen’s Roadsofa far superior to the homogenous polyurethane foam seat that came stock on your
Proudly Made In The U.S.A.
American made quality and craftsmanship since 1987 is something we take very seriously at Saddlemen’s Long Beach, California manufacturing facility. Every detail, every stitch, and every step of the process from raw materials
to the final product delivered to you has been carefully considered and inspected to insure that you receive the upgraded saddle you deserve.
Designed, Tested, and Built for the long ride.
America's First Choice
No other seat company goes to such great lengths to insure the Quality, Craftsmanship, and the Comfort we deliver is at the highest standard possible, resulting in one very comfortable and satisfied rider.
Saddlemen remains America’s first choice when you decide to upgrade your motorcycle seat because at Saddlemen we recognize every body, and every bike is built a little different and that sometimes even the best motorcycle seat may
not meet your comfort expectations. Unlike other seat companies who might defer the blame on you or your bike, we are here to help make it right. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your new Roadsofa just let
us know and one of our friendly Product Specialist will gladly assist you.