What is it? The Cool Covers seat cover provides ‘air conditioning’ for your motorcycle seat (£45 – £75)
I was lucky enough to have a KTM 1290 Super Adventure R as a long term test bike, although I’ve now reluctantly had to give it back. The bike’s great, there’s no doubt about that, but there’s one area than can be a bit of a pain in the arse, literally.
Like the KTM 1190 Adventure, the seat on the 1290 Super Adventure R warms up super quick from the heat of the engine, and that’s before you factor in heat contributed by the air and your body. So, in need of some relief, I fitted a Cool Cover to my saddle after being intrigued by the concept.
Cooling air flow
The main selling point of the Cool Covers seat cover is, as the company describes, that it’s like air conditioning for your motorcycle seat. It’s an easy to install, strong mesh cover that’s 98% air-permeable and it works by allowing cooling air to flow underneath your butt, much like how vents in your helmet cool your head down by allowing air to flow over your noggin. Not only this, but it also helps keep your arse dry when it rains, and the honeycomb raised mesh also makes your bike’s saddle more comfortable and helps reduce fatigue.
Fitting in five minutes
Having had the cover fitted to my bike for a month now (fitting was incredibly easy and took me no longer than five minutes), it’s obvious that the cover does what it’s supposed to. The KTM no longer burns my buns and my lofty perch feels noticeably more comfortable! The Cool Covers seat cover is available for a huge variety of bikes and seat types, and if you can’t find your model on the company’s website, then they’ll custom make one for you.