I recently found a local shop that puts together seat covers for motorcycles and also provides a gel insert for stock seats.
I know that there are a couple of after market options, but this guy is local and therefore the price is in CAD pesos and I wouldn't have to pay the import duty tax, which would probably be quite a lot given how expensive these things can get.
I don't want to go too crazy with the design, seeing as it can get expensive really fast, so I took a bit of inspiration from one of their current designs.
They have a custom seat design already for the Honda CBR600F4I 04-06 (see attached the 2 seats).
What I'm thinking is also doing a 2 tone type thing as well, see my drawing, where:
- fabric 1: is the following material: https://www.luimoto.com/gallery.php?g=FABRICS&p=2#200
I find this Diamond textured vinyl a lot more modern than the regular leather look
- fabric 2: is the following material: https://www.luimoto.com/gallery.php?g=FABRICS&p=2#199
It seems this is their performance grip vinyl, which would provide some nice matte contrast against fabric 1 but would also provide some additional grip for hard acceleration.
- logo section, i'd like to get the little hornet embroyed see helmet pic in the grippy section. I think it'd give it some flare.
Not sure on the stiching colour and the hornet colour, but I think an all blacked out seat would look great, with the different black subtleties.
Of course this is just about the new cover design, but I'll also be getting their Gold gel insert.
Info here: https://www.luimoto.com/?sc=24
Though I don't know which size to get.
I'll probably go have a chat with the guy to see details.
Thanks and I'll keep you posted.