I've got the gel seat. the fabric is a stretch black elastic type. Petty resilient but you might get 1 or 2 small wrinkles in it. They brush out though. The fabric holds your butt better as well.
You can clean it easily with a damp washcloth.
It gives me about an extra 10-15 miles before the 'ol keister starts complaining. Now I can actually get to work without the lower distaction issue......Looks cool too.
I paid $110.00 for mine. you'll have to transfer the old seat hardware. You'll also need some pvc pipe glue since you'll want to either remove the battery pad from the bottom of the seat or at least cut a new piece of high density foam. If you don't put that on the new seat, the battery will be bouncing all over the place. BE CAREFUL WITH THAT GLUE!
I had the Suzuki gel seat for a DR650, I know not a busa. It was better than stock, but not worth the money. I think a good aftermarket seat like Corbin, sargent, or other custom seat would me more of a value in the long run.
I went a different way, I had my seat sculptured down to reduce the seat height about 2â€ for only $50.00. This allows me now to be flat footed with one foot or almost with both feet. Iâ€™m a shooting height of 5â€™-5â€ yes even when I bought the Busa the owners wife said â€œyou are the shortest one that I have seen buy the style bikeâ€. Ha-Ha. The other modification I did was install HeliBars. With the seat down and the bars closer and up higher. I sit at a straighter angle. Made the world of difference in comfort.
FLCN72, I had a gel seat and it performed well for a while, but it soon started to get that worn and faded look, plus in the summer time when your bike sits outside that gel heats up and takes a while to cool down. I now have a Corbin, took a little getting use to, but I love it now and it feels custom made for my butt. Good luck choosing.
I just got back from a 800 mile trip..... ( the gel seat worked great for me ) the 1st time a sat on the gel seat 'I THOUGHT IT WAS TO HARD!' , and even after the first 300 mile trip I wasn't to sure I liked it. but after the 800 mile trip just 2 weeks later I couldn't have be happier with it. my back side never knew I made the trip!!!
Corbin is the only way to go. Hard to believe a firm seat actually feels more comfortable and no soreness. After long rides you may have sore parts but not your butt. Actually begins to form to you. Have owned many seats but this is it!
I have the Corbin and it's been nice for short rides but so is the stock seat. I did about 250 miles on the Corbin today and now I'm thinking Gel or Tobin. My tush didn't like the Corbin after the first 100 today.
I've got long legs, are either the Gel or Tobin taller than stock?