We've tried a lot of materials
for our motorcycle seats and found that quality leather can't be beat.
Your seat lives in a rough environment and is subject to lots of abuse.
Leather provides the perfect combination of durability and comfort. But
beware, not all leathers are alike, some have a rubberized coating to
hide blemishes and try to make the hide appear uniform. Coated leathers
don't breath like they should... That why we use natural hides, the real
These natural hides have unique markings that we call character. Real
cowhide has imperfections and scars, that's just the way cows are. When
we make your saddle's cover, we work around big stuff like bullet holes,
but it is likely you will notice some small marks in the leather. These
marks aren't flaws, they're a distinguishing characteristic of a good
quality hide. Remember too that leather is organic and will mature into
its own unique color and texture from use, sun, rain and time. Real leather
sometimes chafes a little or wrinkles just like your leather jacket.That
is the general nature of un-plasticized leather. Maturing is natural and
will enhance the custom qualities of your Corbin saddle.
Last, but not least... Leather will break in along with the foam shape
and give you a personalized fit. Just like the thirty year old easy chair
that has a permanent impression of your cheeks, Corbin's foam and leather
cover will adapt to your body over time.
Just condition it regularly with
a quality leather conditioner like our Saddle Cream. This will help to
keep it supple and water resistant...It will be your close friend for
years to come.
The textured leathers shown at left give
the look of exotic skins, but are actually specially treated and embossed
cowhide or deerskin. That's why you see them referred to as "Faux"
(pronounced FOE), which is just a fancy word that means fake
If you wish"Faux"-Leather, add 50.- EUR per seat.
Our standard leather is available in either smooth
or accent surface. The Accent pattern is embossed in the hide, but does
not actually perforate the material this makes a nice finishing touch
without degrading the leathers long term performance. Both of these leather
types can be used with or without a tasteful stitch pattern.
Take a close look
at the pattern of this stuff and you'll see why. Yes, this is actually
really leather! Carbon Fiber leather is available at the same price as
any other leather.
Antique leather offers a very nice feel and is extremely
durable. It provides a nostalgic look that adds the perfect touch to many
of today's Cruiser motorcycles. When you order a saddle with Antique leather,
it costs no more than our standard leather and we can even add fringe.
Vinyl is an excellent alternative for a leather-look,
is extremely durable and weather resistant. It requires minimal care and
is available in an extremely wide range of colors. We use only the finest
and most durable material available to assure you a product that will
provide years of enjoyment. To answer your question before you ask it...
Vinyl is great stuff, but leather lasts longer and breathes better.
Here you see the colors of the available Smooth