The MT 09 is really an awesome Motorcycle. Trust Yahama for creating such a beauty! However, we have one particular issue with the bike. Not really the bike per se, but actually more of having an issue with the stock seat. Seriously, the stock seat sucks. This view is actually vindicated. Go check around in the local bike community, and almost all of the riders will say the same thing of the stock seat for MT 09. I received quite a few requests to find the Best Seat For MT 09. Hence, let us take a closer look at some of the top contenders.
- Best Seat For MT 09
- Yamaha FJ-09 MT09 2015-2016 Luimoto Team Edition Seat Cover For Rider + Gel Pad
- Top Sellerie France Deluxe Comfort Seat Yamaha MT-09 FZ-09 REF3966
- Top Sellerie France Deluxe Comfort Seat Heated & Raised Yamaha MT-09/ FZ9 2013-2014 3577
- Saddlemen Seat Tech Fz09 0810-Y129
- Yamaha Tracer MT-09 FZ-09 Top Sellerie Seat Cover Made In France REF3893
- Tips On Choosing Best Motorcycle Seats
Best Seat For MT 09
To choose the Best Seat For MT 09, you must first look into the purpose of the bike. Are you more towards touring, riding around town or the more serious sporting events. These events will determine the type of seat that you will need.
Yamaha FZ09 / MT09 Solo Seat Cowl: Black 12411A
This Yamaha FZ09 / MT09 Solo Seat Cowl: Black 12411A is perfect for you if you intend to ride alone. This is in fact the Best Seat For MT 09 for solo rides!
Made from ABS plastic, it have the strength, rigidity and toughness that most seats are severaly lacking of. Also, ABS plastics are well known for its toughness and insulation properties. This means that you can have a very comfortable ride in this Best Seat For MT 09.
The installation is pretty simple. You just need to remove the seat strap and slide the cowl in from the rear. Then, use the fixings from the seat strap to attach the seat cowl to the mounting points. This will ensure that the seat cowl fits snugly onto the MT 09.
In terms of aesthetics, it does come in various colors. We selected black because it really looks cool on the bike itself. The sleek and modern design is simply a head turner whenever I park my bike at the roadside. The pillion riders aren’t too happy though, since it is meant for solo rides!
Pros: Easy to install. Affordable. Sleek design.
Cons: For solo riding.
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Yamaha FJ-09 MT09 2015-2016 Luimoto Team Edition Seat Cover For Rider + Gel Pad
In terms of quality, it is nearly unparalleled. This awesome Seat For MT 09 use technology to replicated age old hand crafted techniques. As a result, the Best Seat For MT 09 is a high quality product that will guarantee comfort to you during your long rides. It uses marine grade vinyls, which is fade and stain resistant. Also, what I like about it is that it is totally resistant against the element. This is because of the tread that was used to construct this seat cover. It is made with high-tensile rot resistant polyester thread!
I mentioned that LuiMoto uses technology in the building process right? This is done use CAD techniques. This technologically advanced seat for MT 09 ensures that there is less sliding around during riding, hence drastically reducing fatigue and improving performance.
Pros: Easy to install. Resistant to elements. Comfortable.
Cons: A seat cover. Can be expensive.
Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)
Top Sellerie France Deluxe Comfort Seat Yamaha MT-09 FZ-09 REF3966
This is another Top Seat For MT 09 that is highly recommended by sports riders. The Top Sellerie Deluxe Comfort Seat is actually meant for riders who really love to indulge and customize their MT 09. Not for the layman riders who are satisfied with the lousy stock seats that comes with the MT 09.
A truly unique design, it really can provide the ultimate and best comfort to the rider and the passenger. This is something very unique to them, as the previous 2 models that we have reviewed are more of a solo seat. In addition, what I like about this Best Seat For MT 09 is that it has a very special backrest design that is incorporated into the seat itself. With this feature, your pelvis will be supported, hence you will be comfortable for the entire ride. Also, it also prevents the passenger from slipping foward. I personally love this, as it means that my passenger will not hit me every time when I apply the brakes.
I mentioned about comfort right? It is possible in this Best Seat For MT 09 because of the special density memory foam. In addition, this awesome seat for MT 09 is made with PVC coated fabrics. The material comprises of 80 to 90 % PVC and 10 to 20 % of cotton or cotton/polyester. This means that the seat is completely resistant to the weather. It is also waterproof, and the stitching and embroidery are made of anti-UV and anti-mold nylon. This helps to ensure that it is resistant to the weather.
There are some optional features that this Seat For MT 09 have. You can choose the comfort gel variation, that helps to provide soft feeling and shock absorbing qualities. There is also the short seat, long seat variations that move the backrest 3cm forward and 3cm backwards respectively. You can also choose between the lowered or raised versions of this seat, whereby the seat height is lowered by 2.5cm or raised by 2.5cm respectively.
Pros: Easy to install. Resistant to elements. Comfortable. Sleek design. Special backrest design. Prevents slipping.
Cons: Can be expensive.
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Top Sellerie France Deluxe Comfort Seat Heated & Raised Yamaha MT-09/ FZ9 2013-2014 3577
This Top Sellerie France Deluxe Comfort Seat Heated & Raised Yamaha MT-09/ FZ9 2013-2014 3577 is very similar to the previous model from Top Sellerie that we have reviewed. The main difference is that the seats is raised and heated.
Having a raised seat is especially important, especially if you are tall. When the rider is too tall for the seat height, the rider will need to bend their knees more than usual. This will result in a cramped feeling as the entire posture is completely compromised. Hence, for taller riders, we will always recommend getting the raised seat.
In addition, the heated seat will provide both the rider and passenger with a comfortable ride especially during the colder seasons of the year. Which this heated seated, you can be assured that the entire ride will be comfortable and hence reducing fatigue. What we like about this, is that the rider and passenger have separated heat controllers. This allows you to customize your riding experience entirely!
As per the previous model that we have reviewed, this Best Seat For MT 09 have the special back rest design which supports the rider’s pelvis. It also have the anti-slip feature that prevents the passenger from slipping forward.
Pros: Easy to install. Resistant to elements. Comfortable. Sleek design. Special backrest design. Prevents slipping. Raised hence suited for taller riders. Separate heating controllers.
Cons: Rather pricey.
Our Rating: (4.9 / 5)
Saddlemen Seat Tech Fz09 0810-Y129
The Saddlemen Seat Tech Fz09 0810-Y129 is again another top Seat For MT 09 that is recommended by riders who frequent the tracks often. In fact, it is the prettiest looking Seat For MT 09 for the tracks!
This unique custom seat is one of the best looking one you can ever find on Amazon. The contours and design of the seat is specifically made to match the MT 09. Not only is it good in the aesthetics department, it is also good in terms of the overall functionality of the seat. In terms of comfort, it is surely better than the stock seats that comes with the MT 09.
This Best Seat for MT 09 have the Gel Channel technology. This Gel Channel technology is incorporates a split piece of SaddlGel and a channel in the base foam that helps to relieve pressure in the pelvis area. It makes it extremely comfortable for the rider to ride in the Motorcycle for the entire day, no matter if he is riding in the terrain or touring around. In addition to that, there is a special seat cover that really helps to minimize the impact onto the rider when they are riding aggressively.
The high quality and flexible cover top allows the rider to have 100% control over the bike, especially when they are aggressively maneuvering the bike around. You may wonder, how does this translate to comfort? Well, there is a layer of memory foam that is incorporated into the underneath part of the top cover. This memory foam contours to the shape of the riders body. Not only is the foam in existence underneath the top cover, is it also positioned all around the seat. This also helps to provide comfort to the passenger as well!
Pros: Resistant to elements. Perhaps the most comfortable Seat For MT 09. Memory foam all around the seat. Allows rider to ride aggressively.
Cons: Doesn’t prevent slipping.
Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)
Yamaha Tracer MT-09 FZ-09 Top Sellerie Seat Cover Made In France REF3893
This Yamaha Tracer MT-09 FZ-09 Top Sellerie Seat Cover Made In France REF3893 is again not really a seat itself. This is simply a seat cover, but it is a good add on to the lousy stock seats that comes with the MT 09.
This Best Seat For MT 09 replaces the original cover that comes with the MT 09. It does more than simply replacing it though. First of all, it is definitely more stylish than the stock design. In addition, it comes in two separate pieces, one for the rider and one for the passenger. This is actually a smart way, because if one piece is damaged, it will not affect the other at all. What’s more, having a separate cover means it will be easier for you to clean them up. Also, some passengers or riders might simply prefer the lousy stock seats.
In terms of material, it is made of leatherette/pvc. Unfortunately, it is not waterproof. It is simply just resistant to the elements. In addition, it is made of the durable optigrip surface. This means that the rider have full control over the bike, which is especially important if you are riding aggressively. It gives you the ability to maneuver the bike around effectively.
Pros: Comfortable design. Two piece system. Very affordable.
Cons: Not completely waterproof.
Our Rating: (4.6 / 5)
Tips On Choosing Best Motorcycle Seats
Your ride is important. How much time and effort you spend on your bike really depends on the type of seat that you have.
In the example of the stock seat on the Yahama MT 09, you might expect that the stock seat is good enough for you, since it is made from a very well established company in Japan. On first glance, true, the seat seems to look good in terms of aesthetics. When you try it, it might seems that the seat have a good fit. When you do your test rides, you might feel that the seat is indeed awesome.
The only reason why you are feeling good is that your test rides are often short. When you ride long enough, this is when fatigue sets in and you will feel the full impact of a badly constructed stock seat. A badly constructed stock seat will cause you aches and pains all around your body. In this case, it will be good for you to consider alternatives. These alternatives provide you with much more comfort as well as enhanced right performance.
When purchasing these alternatives, always pay attention to the materials. What we usually recommend is that the seat needs to have foam. When we mentioned foam, we are in fact talking about the polyurethane foam, cell-foam of even the memory foam. The foam usually helps to bring comfort to your entire body while you ride. A hand-sculpted foam will provide maximum support to you. However, this is also subjective. Whenever possible, sit on the seat and look at how the seat responds to your body.
When selecting the foam, make sure that it is soft enough for you, but tough enough to last through long rides. This is something that most riders do not account for. A seat that is comfortable when you sit on it doesn’t mean that it can last the distance. This fallacy is dangerous, as most stock seats are comfortable when you first sit on it. Most aftermarket seats are usually tougher than the stock seats. This is because they are specifically designed to ensure that the seat is firm when you sit on it. This firmness will give you the comfort for both short and long rides.
Other than foam, some designers also incorporate gel inside the seat itself. This gel pads helps to improve air circulation to the seat. Also, it does help to reduce shock to your body too. This means that vibration and shocks from bumps are mitigated totally. The gel too serves a dual purpose when it comes to the temperature. We all know that gel can keep you cool during hot weather, and it can bring you warmth during winder itself.
Of course, you will need to take into consideration the cover of the seat. Most stock seats are covered in molded vinyl. The are meant to be this way, as it does make the seat looks awesome when you inspect it. However, this particular fabric is known to be susceptible to wrinkles. This means that overtime, it will be subject to the weather and be damaged. this is in contrast with the aftermarket seats. The aftermarket seats are usually hand-stitched together by hand. This means that the entire detailing is very meticulous. We usually recommend materials such as marine-grade vinyl, as it will help your seat last the distance.