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after looking at all Air hawk and others I buying a corbin seat.Over the years with my harleys I have used airhawk and others but did not have much luck with any of them.I had mustang seats on most of my Harleys and loved them but they do not make any for the vespa. The seat will be carbon fiber laminater with leather. 2018 GTS is red with black seat I am torn between Black with red trim or Brown with red trim. I never liked adding pads to my seat as it always raised seat height and never looked good on the bike. I am short and do not want to raise the seat. Thoughts???? brown or Black
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I like the contrast of red and black. Corbin makes great seats. I went on their factory tour a few years back as they are not too far from me and the backroads to Hollister is very scenic. The fabrication process is slick and the seamstress are crazy fast and precise. Check out La Pera seats as well. They make customs seats. They are known for their biker gel insert which a lot of riders like.
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Try before you buy. Corbin seats are hard as a rock. Friend bought a used bike with a Corbin the seat was swapped out right away it was so hard.
Search Corbin on here, most people don't seem to like them.
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Cant be any harder then the stock seat,some people like them some dont, It tkes time to break them in
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2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
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Corbin on my BMW and my Indian. Love them.
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Hey, OG - as you and I discussed, I like the Corbin seat on my GTS. Firm, but comfortable. If it were me (and it isn't), I would go with a black seat with some red stitching as a contrast with your red bike. Unless you have brown grips and rubber on the floorboard, the black with go with the rest of the black on the bike.

Since you are ordering, you have choices for piping or not, contrast color stitching or not, and any pattern you want stitched into the seat. I liked the "flame" stitching - almost went with that, but thought that the double diamond stitching across the seating area would be more comfortable. I have to say, I am pleased with that look on my black bike.

The brown "distressed bomber jacket" leather in the top part of that seat, with black on the sides sets off nicely with my black bike. If I had a red scoot, I would be going with black with red stitching, rather than introducing another color.

My 2ยข worth - absolutely free. Enjoy the new seat! I am really liking mine.

For the record, I had people tell me with each of my Corbin seats that they are "too firm and over-priced"... didn't dissuade me back then, still doesn't. Seems that those who offered that opinion never put a bunch of miles on one.
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Black it is
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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I figured out yesterday why I decided to go for distressed bomber jacket brown leather on my seat...

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Yeah, it matches Rufus the cat.
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Captain Jim wrote:
I figured out yesterday why I decided to go for distressed bomber jacket brown leather on my seat...

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Yeah, it matches Rufus the cat.
And he looks quite at home on it. Rufus be no doofus!
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