Standard Dual Touring Saddle for 2018 BMW K1600 B
Corbin products are designed to fit very close to your bike for a clean look. Due to this, other accessories or options can inhibit proper fit. As an example: Tank Consoles (dashes), ignition modules, exhaust systems, sissy bars, etc. If you have accessories installed on your bike, please let us know so we can verify the fit for you.
Basepan, foam and hardware of the Corbin saddle is warranted to the original owner for life. Cover materials, Heaters and workmanship are warranted for one year. Product will only be authorized to be shipped back, freight pre-paid, for refining of shape or to replace/rectify defective parts. In cases where the rework requires a new cover, a recover charge will be applied. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization number (RMA).
Structural integrity of Corbin fiberglass components are warranted to the original owner for life. Finish and paint are warranted against manufacturing defect for one year. Damage to product and / or painted surfaces from outside forces or misuse is specifically not covered under warranty. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.
USA pricing shown. When products are shipped throughout the world, you will see higher prices because of freight, customs, duty and applicable taxes. Please consider these costs when purchasing Corbin products outside the USA. If ordering direct from Corbin, we will compute freight charges and add them to the order. BUYER will be responsible for customs, taxes, duty or other charges.
Due to the ergonomics of the K1600 B, Corbin offers two models of our Dual Touring saddle. Many riders, especially taller ones, feel cramped by the seat to peg distance and spend most of their ride with feet on the forward floorboards. In order to make the best of the ergos on this bike, we've made a standard height Dual Touring saddle (this one) and a High Dual Tour with a little extra room.
Our Dual Tour is designed to provide custom looks and huge comfort gains. This saddle is the most generously sculpted seating this side of your living room. Provides ergonomically designed perfection with wide, sculpted seating positions that create a larger area of contact for best possible weight distribution. Shaped like your body to eliminate pressure points and give long lasting support that will keep you in the saddle all day.
Corbin's rigid fibertech basepan provides a perfect fit and is built low to hug the frame. This allowed us to create a foam shape that keeps you in the sweet spot which provides a feeling of increased integration with the bike and more positive feeling of control. Deep, supportive bucket design gives six inches of vertical support. All of this adds up to a very relaxed posture and comfortable ride.
Saddle includes integrated electric seat heaters for that added bit of luxury. Corbin seat heaters require a pigtail be spliced into the stock heater wiring. This pigtail plugs into the Corbin saddle which is then operated via the BMW controls.
Both the rider's and passenger's seating areas are designed to work with an optional Corbin backrest for added comfort and support. All Corbin backrest models are angle adjustable to fit a wide variety of statures and riding postures. Internal hardware keeps a clean look with no external hardware.
We offer a variety of backrest models to suit your taste and amount of support desired. Shown above with our Standard Ovalbac (#02-SB) models which provides excellent support of 9" tall x 11" wide. Click on the Accessories tab to view all available models.
Uses our exclusive Comfort Cell foam to provide firm support that stays resilient indefinitely. We cast this special Closed Cell material nearly twice as firm as the stock foam to support your body weight. Soft foam allows your body to fall through it the longer you sit on it... once compressed, soft foam offers no resilience and you start to experience discomfort. That's why we always say "firm is a good thing!"
On the outside we include genuine leather seating inserts for total luxury. We prefer leather seating because it is durable, will breathe with your body and adapt with the foam shape as it breaks in. Vinyl side panels help to support the foam shape and keep the cover looking nice longer. A wide variety of color and texture options are available by special order at no additional charge. Shown above:
• Black Bomber Jacket Leather Seating, Asphalt Side Panels, Silver Carbon-Fiber Welts and Black Stitching.
• 2017 Indian Brown Leather Seating and Sides, Black Carbon-Fiber Welts and Gold Stitching.
Want to add a little more storage to your bagger? The rear finishing plate of the #02-SB backrest can be replaced wtih the Corbin exclusive Glovebox. This adds four liters of locking storage that is perfect for maps, cell phones, bottled water and other small travel essentials. Comes fully lined and weather stripped to protect cargo. Available in plain black ABS or prepainted gloss black for a little extra.
A Note about the Ergos: When Mike picked up his Bagger, he noticed a couple of things right away. First was the seat to peg distance, the other was bar reach. Since moving the seating position forward would push the rider out of the sweet spot and make the peg distance even shorter, we turned to our friends at Heli Bar. They came out with a very nice setup that pulls the bars back and gives you a more relaxed reach as appropriate for the relaxed cruiser seating. Simple to install and an immediate improvement. Details are here: Helibars.com
Saddle provides installation just like stock.
The design and manufacture of Corbin products is so unique that Mike Corbin himself holds more than 60 United States Patents! From the process itself to new innovations like the Corbin Glovebox, you can count on highly functional and unique products that work. Corbin products are manufactured under one or more of the following US Patents: 6,848,156 B2; 6,729,516 B2; D 489,540S; 6,655,740 B1; 6,422,648 B1; 5,544,937; 5,608,957; 4,953,911; D545,073S & 6,971,714 B1.
A purpose built, hybrid material that provides a firm foundation to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the Corbin saddle. Provides a precision fit to every arc and contour of the machine and rides on rubber bumpers to protect your paint. We always design our basepans as flat as possible so bumps or odd shapes don't telegraph through the foam to your body. Click on the button at left to learn more...
Comfort Cell® Foam
The heart of the Corbin saddle! Our exclusive, purpose built foam material, called Comfort Cell, was created to provide a firm, resilient ride that doesn't break down. This means it will support you for long days on the road. Over time, Comfort Cell will break in to provide a personalized fit to your posture and even greater comfort!
A major part of the design criteria of the Corbin saddle is the Ergonomic shape. This means the saddle's foam shape is designed to emulate the curves of the human body. This provides more square inches of body contact and helps to eliminate hot spots. This shaping also neutralizes the seating platform to help curb sliding in the saddle which reduces fatigue. In a nutshell... more comfort for a longer ride! Just click the button at left for an animation that shows how it works.
Patented Manufacturing Technology
Always an innovator, Mike Corbin invented Integrated Molding technology which is now the process by which all Corbin saddles are made. This process allows extremely tight tolerances and creates a chemical bond between the foam and base material. To see what this is all about, just click the button for More Info
We use leather in all panels of the seat that contact your body. This provides a luxurious ride that breathes with your body. Leather will also break in along with the foam shape to support the personalized fit. Available in a wide range of textures and styles to suit your taste. For more information about leather seating just click away.
Corbin Backrest System
The first and most versatile removable backrest system available for motorcycles! Corbin's backrests provide added vertical back support and long range comfort. Supported by internal hardware for a very clean look. Backrests adjust to rider's profile for a tailored fit and install or remove easily as desired. A very popular option! Click the button for additional info...
As an option we can include electric heat in this saddle! This option provides a true bit of luxury for when the temperature starts to drop. Simple to install with major components pre-built into the saddle. Just wire in the included pigtail and you're ready to roll. Click the button at left for complete info...g! Heater elements should never be installed in motorcycle seats used by riders that cannot sense heat.
One of the first things you'll notice about your new Corbin saddle is how stocky it feels. Our high density foam and rigid Fibertech base material add some heft to the seat, but it's worth it in the long run for sure! Here's why:
Corbin's basepan material is extremely stiff and therefore supplies the necessary rigid foundation to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the saddle. A thinner or more flexible base (ie nylon) would allow the saddle to sag in the middle which changes the foam shape impacting comfort value. We always design our basepans as flat as possible since odd shapes or bumps can telegraph through the foam and create pressure points.
This rigid base also supplies the mechanics for built in hardware like our removable backrest system. Backrest support hardware is buried inside the Fibertech to assure it remains stable and supports the weight of rider or passenger. Remember, the Corbin backrest system is like a complete integrated sissy bar that adjusts! Pretty amazing when you think about it.
Specifically designed for Corbin, this hybrid material has almost no shrinkage as it cures. Fibertech combined with our patented manufacturing process provides a precision fit to all areas of the bike and offers minimal manufacturing tolerance. The entire basepan only contacts your bike through rubber bumpers to protect your paint.
Better weight distribution
"Ergonomic" is the applied science ofequipment design intended to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort. Also calledbiotechnology, human engineering or human factors engineering. What it means isthat the product was designed to work with the human body. This is a key factorin how a Corbin saddle functions.
Notice how our saddles are sculpted and shapedto fit the human body? That's what we're talking about. This gives more squareinches of body contact which disperses your weight over a greater area. Sinceit matches the curve of your body, it also eliminates hot spots and centralizedpressure on your spine.
In order to manufacture seats this way, itrequires special materials and manufacturing processes. Over the years we'veexperimented with many different materials, but in the end wound up developingour own. The process itself, calledIntegrated Molding, was also inventedby Mike Corbin and was awarded a United States patent.
Naturally we're always on the lookout for newmaterials and processes. What you find today is the product of nearly fourdecades of relentless product development. Because of this, Corbin Saddles arecommonly considered the finest motorcycle seat in the world.
Exclusive Materials and a Patented Process
One of the main reasons Corbin saddles have beenso popular over the years is because the technology under the saddle's cover isin constant development. New models and improved features require constantdiligence on the part of the factory to assure each product lives up to theoriginal design. Integrated molding was the missing link between designconcepts and actual production.
In a nutshell we've taken the components of thesaddle and combined (integrated) the molds into one unit. Brackets and backresthardware is placed in the mold where the basepan is created around it. The molditself dictates the shape of the base and placement of the hardware whilecreating a clean rounded edge in the exact same shape every time.
This same mold is then used to cast ourinfinite-ratio Comfort Cell foam into the ergonomic shape common to Corbinseats. This process takes place on a tight schedule while the Fibertech basematerial is still at a curing stage. This creates a chemical bond between baseand foam that helps keep the crafted shape intact under heavy use.
Integrated Molding has created a process soconsistant it gave our R&D team the freedom to design for a more precisionfit. Extremely tight tolerances allow the seat shape to fit every arc and curveof your motorcycle like never before. It also enabled us to introduce a host ofnew features like Chrome V-Rails, fold down backrest hardware, heater insertsand our new Ovalbac model backrests.
Genuine Leather Seating
For a luxurious ride
With few exceptions (seats for off-road bikes),we include genuine leather seating panels in all Corbin saddles. A naturalproduct, leather provides a luxurious ride by allowing your body to breathewhile in contact with the seat. Leather is also extremely durable so it willlast in the harsh environment your bike is subjected to.
Genuine leather will also adapt with the foamshape to support the personalized fit after break in. This is why we recommendusing vinyl instead of leather in the SIDE areas of your seat. Vinyl will"spring back" instead of stretching, so it will support the foamshape and stay looking new.
We have a wide range of specialty leathers &vinyls available for covering your Corbin saddle, but beware the Kid in a Candy Store syndrome. Most people that create wild seat coverdesigns end up unhappy with them over time and admit they went crazy justbecause they could. So even though we let you choose any materials you want foryour seat, doesn't mean you SHOULD... sometimes less is more.
Lastly, be sure to care for your leatherproperly with a quality conditioner like Corbin's Saddle Cream. This will helpit to resist the elements and stay water resistant and looking sharp longer.Over time you can expect your saddle to break in and develop its own uniquecharacter, just like your leather jacket or gloves.
Paint Color Matching
Color is one of the most emotional issues faced in therefinish & paint business. Everyone has an opinion about color. Unfortunatelyeveryone sees color slightly differently and this can be the cause of discussion. The biggest problem is thatof color variants. Cars and motorcycles are no longer produced in fixed colors,but come from the manufacturing plants in a range of shades of a particularcolor.
Manufacturers & OEMs
At the OEMplants, there are a multitude of reasons why variants may occur. These reasonsinclude the paint system being used, the line speed, line trials, lineproblems, plant differences and variations in film builds. No matter how hardOEM manufacturers try to duplicate paint results from unit to unit in any givencolor, there will always be paintvariations! No matter how much time and money OEM paint companies spend on makingsure their colors are consistent from batch to batch in both OEM paint and refinishformulas, there will always be paint variations.
Variations inthe production of paint can also contribute to variations in a particular colorcode. As research and technology allow, new chemistries and resins may beintroduced into a particular product line at any given time. This may allow fora slight color shift when a plant empties a container of existing material andorders more from the supplier.
Also during the manufacturing process, thepotential exists for slight differences in the final product. The manufacturingprocess requires a lot of equipment, settings, human control, and other factorsand any slight change in any one of those components may contribute to theslight deviation. The final paint product may be well within the specificationsfor that product but be slightly different from a previous batch.
PPG (Corbin'smain paint supplier) monitors color consistency directly at the OEM plantswhenever possible and also out in the "real world" of repair centers.This is done through their Parts program by receiving documentation fromdistributors, customers and internal sales people.
This constant feedback of color informationallows PPG to identify colors that consistently do not match the OEM standard.They then create avariation (redder,greener, lighter, darker, etc.) of the Prime formula that will provide a bettermatch in some cases than the prime formula.
When a paint technician is looking up a colorusing any PPG Color Information System they check to see if a Variant formulaexists. This can save a great deal of time and provide better consistency.Corbin uses the PPG TouchMix computer to provide the best possible match toyour OEM paint. However, given variances at the OEM level, we cannot guaranteea perfect match at all times.
Another Corbin Invention
Corbin backrests are designed to install and remove easily so you can use a single backrest transferred front to back as needed or get two for full time use. Just slide the backrest shaft into the hardware contained inside the saddle and lock it in place with a single safety screw.
Backrests adjust to rider profile easily without removing the rest from the seat. In some saddles we incorporate special hardware in the front position that allows the backrest to fold down to ease mounting the bike. This hardware also allows you to position the backrest fore and aft to suit your stature.
Of course, all backrests are made to coordinate with your Corbin saddle in your choice of materials. Ovalbac models also have finishing plate options for the rear to add a bit more flair. Need a little storage? Check out Corbin's new Glovebox that bolts directly up to your backrest in place of the finishing plate and adds four liters of storage!