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The future of travel comfort? BMW is working on an electronically adjustable saddle

More often than not, new riding technologies help manufacturers see into the future, with innovations like blind spot indicators and adaptive cruise control designed to make bikes safer than ever.

But in recent years there has also been a look back and down, with the focus shifting to one of the most important parts of the body in motorcycling. That’s right, we’re talking about your butt.

We have heated rider and passenger seats and even a saddle that lowers when you stop. Another manufacturer is now throwing its hat into the ring, with a new design that increases seating pleasure even further.

BMW appears to be entering the world of tush technology with a newly uncovered patent application for an electronically adjustable saddle that’s being lined up for its fleet of adventure bikes.

Here’s what we know so far.

The electronically adjustable saddle from BMW

BMW electronically adjustable saddle

The concept is simple. We bikers are all built differently, but we’re expected to be content to sit on stock saddles, even though some of us might carry a little more in the trunk than others.

That’s the problem BMW is trying to solve with this new saddle design, pictured above. So how does it work?

It splits into three sections, a solid front section and two rear sections with a split down the middle to accommodate your buns. These rear pads sit on runners and can be spread outward to create a wider base for your butt.

It’s a fairly simple concept but could be a game changer when it comes to offering bespoke comfort as standard.

The original patent refers to manual operation, ie the rider removes the saddle, adjusts it and then adjusts it again himself. However, the application also includes the addition of “an electric motor and/or a mechanical mechanism that allows the two pivoting sections to pivot”.

In other words, we could see an electronically adjustable saddle in the near future, potentially controlled from your switchgear as you ride along. How’s that for supreme touring comfort?

The patent application sees the design adapted to the BMW F 850 ​​GS, but we’d also expect it to be offered as an option across BMW’s entire Adventure and Touring range when it’s developed.

Is that something you want to see on your bike?

So what do you think of the plans for an electronically adjustable saddle? A simple and elegant solution to a problem you’re facing, or an example of technology going too far?

Let us know in the comments.

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The future of travel comfort? BMW is working on an electronically adjustable saddle

More often than not, new riding technologies help manufacturers see into the future, with innovations like blind spot indicators and adaptive cruise control designed to make bikes safer than ever.

But in recent years there has also been a look back and down, with the focus shifting to one of the most important parts of the body in motorcycling. That’s right, we’re talking about your butt.

We have heated rider and passenger seats and even a saddle that lowers when you stop. Another manufacturer is now throwing its hat into the ring, with a new design that increases seating pleasure even further.

BMW appears to be entering the world of tush technology with a newly uncovered patent application for an electronically adjustable saddle that’s being lined up for its fleet of adventure bikes.

Here’s what we know so far.

The electronically adjustable saddle from BMW

BMW electronically adjustable saddle

The concept is simple. We bikers are all built differently, but we’re expected to be content to sit on stock saddles, even though some of us might carry a little more in the trunk than others.

That’s the problem BMW is trying to solve with this new saddle design, pictured above. So how does it work?

It splits into three sections, a solid front section and two rear sections with a split down the middle to accommodate your buns. These rear pads sit on runners and can be spread outward to create a wider base for your butt.

It’s a fairly simple concept but could be a game changer when it comes to offering bespoke comfort as standard.

The original patent refers to manual operation, ie the rider removes the saddle, adjusts it and then adjusts it again himself. However, the application also includes the addition of “an electric motor and/or a mechanical mechanism that allows the two pivoting sections to pivot”.

In other words, we could see an electronically adjustable saddle in the near future, potentially controlled from your switchgear as you ride along. How’s that for supreme touring comfort?

The patent application sees the design adapted to the BMW F 850 ​​GS, but we’d also expect it to be offered as an option across BMW’s entire Adventure and Touring range when it’s developed.

Is that something you want to see on your bike?

So what do you think of the plans for an electronically adjustable saddle? A simple and elegant solution to a problem you’re facing, or an example of technology going too far?

Let us know in the comments.

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The future of travel comfort? BMW is working on an electronically adjustable saddle

More often than not, new riding technologies help manufacturers see into the future, with innovations like blind spot indicators and adaptive cruise control designed to make bikes safer than ever.

But in recent years there has also been a look back and down, with the focus shifting to one of the most important parts of the body in motorcycling. That’s right, we’re talking about your butt.

We have heated rider and passenger seats and even a saddle that lowers when you stop. Another manufacturer is now throwing its hat into the ring, with a new design that increases seating pleasure even further.

BMW appears to be entering the world of tush technology with a newly uncovered patent application for an electronically adjustable saddle that’s being lined up for its fleet of adventure bikes.

Here’s what we know so far.

The electronically adjustable saddle from BMW

BMW electronically adjustable saddle

The concept is simple. We bikers are all built differently, but we’re expected to be content to sit on stock saddles, even though some of us might carry a little more in the trunk than others.

That’s the problem BMW is trying to solve with this new saddle design, pictured above. So how does it work?

It splits into three sections, a solid front section and two rear sections with a split down the middle to accommodate your buns. These rear pads sit on runners and can be spread outward to create a wider base for your butt.

It’s a fairly simple concept but could be a game changer when it comes to offering bespoke comfort as standard.

The original patent refers to manual operation, ie the rider removes the saddle, adjusts it and then adjusts it again himself. However, the application also includes the addition of “an electric motor and/or a mechanical mechanism that allows the two pivoting sections to pivot”.

In other words, we could see an electronically adjustable saddle in the near future, potentially controlled from your switchgear as you ride along. How’s that for supreme touring comfort?

The patent application sees the design adapted to the BMW F 850 ​​GS, but we’d also expect it to be offered as an option across BMW’s entire Adventure and Touring range when it’s developed.

Is that something you want to see on your bike?

So what do you think of the plans for an electronically adjustable saddle? A simple and elegant solution to a problem you’re facing, or an example of technology going too far?

Let us know in the comments.

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The future of touring comfort? BMW is working on an electronically adjustable saddle

More often than not new riding technology helps manufacturers look to the future, with innovations such as blind spot indicators and adaptive cruise control developed to make bikes safer than they’ve ever been before.

But, in recent years, there’s also been a look backwards and downwards too, with focus shifting to one of the most important parts of the body when you’re riding a motorcycle. That’s right, we’re talking about your backside.

We’ve got heated rider and pillion seats, and even a saddle that lowers in height when you pull in to a stop. Now another manufacturer is throwing its hat into the ring, with a new design to further your sitting pleasure.

BMW appears to be tapping into the world of tush technology with a newly revealed patent application for an electronically adjustable saddle, which is being lined up to go on its fleet of adventure bikes.

Here’s what we know so far.

BMW’s electronically adjustable saddle

BMW electronically adjustable saddle

The concept is straightforward. Us bikers are all built differently yet we’re expected to make do with perching on stock saddles, even when some of us may be carrying a little extra in the trunk than others.

That’s the problem that BMW is looking to solve with this new saddle design, pictured above. How does it work?

It splits into three parts, a fixed front section and two rear sections with a split down the middle to cater for your buns. Those rear pads sit on runners and can be splayed outwards to provide a wider base for your behind.

It’s a pretty simple concept, but could be a game-changer at offering tailored comfort as stock.

The initial patent is for a manual operation, ie riders will remove the saddle, adjust it, and then refit it themselves. However, the application also includes adding ‘an electric motor and/or a mechanical mechanism, by means of which the two pivoting sections can be pivoted.’

In other words, we may see an electronically-adjustable saddle in the near future, possibly controlled from your switchgear as you ride along. How’s that for supreme touring comfort?

The patent application sees the design fitted to the BMW F850GS, but we’d also expect to see it offered as an option on BMW’s full adventure and touring range when it’s developed.

Is this something you want to see on your bike?

So, what do you think of the plans for an electronically adjustable saddle? A simple and elegant solution to a problem you face, or an example of tech going too far?

Let us know in the comments.

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Are you ready for a British Riding Challenge this year?

Want to take on Britain’s ultimate adventure bike challenge? Will you end 2022 having explored the roughest, most remote and picturesque corners of Britain?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to take the ABR 12 Month Challenge.

What should I do?

We challenge you to ride 12 of the best cycling routes the UK has to offer in 2022 to ensure you have an epic adventure every month of the year.

Tick ​​each ride and we’ll tell the world about your successes on the pages of APR next year (an award that will make your buddies green with envy and your significant other will see you in a whole new light…)

So how do you start your British horse riding challenge?

Just get the latest copy of adventure cyclist, which can be bought here today, and scroll to page 50 where you will find all 12 routes with descriptions, maps, satnav waypoints and GPX files.

Discover the British horse riding challenge in ABR

Each route is allocated a month to ride and can be completed in a weekend or less, allowing even the busy among us to participate.

Just take lots of photos along the way and let me know how you are getting on [email protected]

Get your copy of APR here today.

Much luck!

Inside Issue 67 of APR you will also find …

  • The best tours in the world – discover the greatest motorcycle tours and events around the globe
  • New bikes for 2022 – Your guide to the most exciting new adventure and touring bikes hitting dealerships in the new year
  • Inspirational travel stories – from Spain, France, Portugal and South Africa.

You will also find detailed test reports on new bicycles Husqvarna North 901, that Suzuki GSX-S1000GT, and the Honda CB500X. That’s not all…

  • Heated gearbox: Tried, tested and rated
  • Green lanes: Approved hiking trails with maps and turn-by-turn directions
  • master class: Expert advice on improving all aspects of your adventure biking game
  • Long-term reviews: What it’s like living with the world’s latest and greatest adventure bikes including the Africa Twin, Tracer 9, CRF300L, BMW RT and KTM 1290
  • Hot Stuff: Check out SENA’s premium intercom and innovative new riding jacket from REV’IT
  • Interview: Lyndon Poskitt reveals all about his five-year RTW adventure

Order today

To make sure you don’t miss out on all this and more, grab the January/February issue of Adventure Biker magazine here today.

Or subscribe if you’re serious about saving money APR here for only €29.99 for the whole year.

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Are you ready for a British Riding Challenge this year?

Want to take on Britain’s ultimate adventure bike challenge? Will you end 2022 having explored the roughest, most remote and picturesque corners of Britain?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to take the ABR 12 Month Challenge.

What should I do?

We challenge you to ride 12 of the best cycling routes the UK has to offer in 2022 to ensure you have an epic adventure every month of the year.

Tick ​​each ride and we’ll tell the world about your successes on the pages of APR next year (an award that will make your buddies green with envy and your significant other will see you in a whole new light…)

So how do you start your British horse riding challenge?

Just get the latest copy of adventure cyclist, which can be bought here today, and scroll to page 50 where you will find all 12 routes with descriptions, maps, satnav waypoints and GPX files.

Discover the British horse riding challenge in ABR

Each route is allocated a month to ride and can be completed in a weekend or less, allowing even the busy among us to participate.

Just take lots of photos along the way and let me know how you are getting on [email protected]

Get your copy of APR here today.

Much luck!

Inside Issue 67 of APR you will also find …

  • The best tours in the world – discover the greatest motorcycle tours and events around the globe
  • New bikes for 2022 – Your guide to the most exciting new adventure and touring bikes hitting dealerships in the new year
  • Inspirational travel stories – from Spain, France, Portugal and South Africa.

You will also find detailed test reports on new bicycles Husqvarna North 901, that Suzuki GSX-S1000GT, and the Honda CB500X. That’s not all…

  • Heated gearbox: Tried, tested and rated
  • Green lanes: Approved hiking trails with maps and turn-by-turn directions
  • master class: Expert advice on improving all aspects of your adventure biking game
  • Long-term reviews: What it’s like living with the world’s latest and greatest adventure bikes including the Africa Twin, Tracer 9, CRF300L, BMW RT and KTM 1290
  • Hot Stuff: Check out SENA’s premium intercom and innovative new riding jacket from REV’IT
  • Interview: Lyndon Poskitt reveals all about his five-year RTW adventure

Order today

To make sure you don’t miss out on all this and more, grab the January/February issue of Adventure Biker magazine here today.

Or subscribe if you’re serious about saving money APR here for only €29.99 for the whole year.

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Watch: Discover the best new adventure and touring bikes of 2022

Curious about which machine makes the motorcycling world sweat more than any other at the prospect of riding it? Want to find out if Triumph’s new Tiger 1200 is a GS racket?

Then you’ve come to the right place because in this video we rank the 11 best new adventure and touring bikes of the year and boy are there some sensational bikes in there.

Whether you have your eye on Ducati’s Desert X, fancy a spin on the Honda NT1100, or want to put the Aprilia Tuareg 660 through its paces, one thing is for sure; This was a record year for new bikes.

So before you head out on your next ride with your friends, check out this countdown so you can impress them with your knowledge of this year’s crop of new machines.

Oh, and if you want to find out where to find all those bikes in one place over the course of an epic weekend, read on…

Take a look: The new adventure and touring bikes for 2022

Want to find all those bikes in one place?

If you are looking for a new bike and want to test the best adventure and touring bikes, you have to come to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival.

From June 24th to 26th you will find all the major motorcycle manufacturers with their test fleets that you can ride.

There is no better place for you to get a complete overview of what is on offer on the market while also comparing and contrasting the bikes on your shortlist.

Test drives run all weekend and you’re good to go HERE to find out which manufacturers have confirmed their participation this year.

Or, to find out more about what’s going on all weekend, head to head HERE.

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Watch: Discover the best new adventure and touring bikes of 2022

Curious about which machine makes the motorcycling world sweat more than any other at the prospect of riding it? Want to find out if Triumph’s new Tiger 1200 is a GS racket?

Then you’ve come to the right place because in this video we rank the 11 best new adventure and touring bikes of the year and boy are there some sensational bikes in there.

Whether you have your eye on Ducati’s Desert X, fancy a spin on the Honda NT1100, or want to put the Aprilia Tuareg 660 through its paces, one thing is for sure; This was a record year for new bikes.

So before you head out on your next ride with your friends, check out this countdown so you can impress them with your knowledge of this year’s crop of new machines.

Oh, and if you want to find out where to find all those bikes in one place over the course of an epic weekend, read on…

Take a look: The new adventure and touring bikes for 2022

Want to find all those bikes in one place?

If you are looking for a new bike and want to test the best adventure and touring bikes, you have to come to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival.

From June 24th to 26th you will find all the major motorcycle manufacturers with their test fleets that you can ride.

There is no better place for you to get a complete overview of what is on offer on the market while also comparing and contrasting the bikes on your shortlist.

Test drives run all weekend and you’re good to go HERE to find out which manufacturers have confirmed their participation this year.

Or, to find out more about what’s going on all weekend, head to head HERE.

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Watch: Discover the best new adventure and touring bikes of 2022

Curious about which machine makes the motorcycling world sweat more than any other at the prospect of riding it? Want to find out if Triumph’s new Tiger 1200 is a GS racket?

Then you’ve come to the right place because in this video we rank the 11 best new adventure and touring bikes of the year and boy are there some sensational bikes in there.

Whether you have your eye on Ducati’s Desert X, fancy a spin on the Honda NT1100, or want to put the Aprilia Tuareg 660 through its paces, one thing is for sure; This was a record year for new bikes.

So before you head out on your next ride with your friends, check out this countdown so you can impress them with your knowledge of this year’s crop of new machines.

Oh, and if you want to find out where to find all those bikes in one place over the course of an epic weekend, read on…

Take a look: The new adventure and touring bikes for 2022

Want to find all those bikes in one place?

If you are looking for a new bike and want to test the best adventure and touring bikes, you have to come to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival.

From June 24th to 26th you will find all the major motorcycle manufacturers with their test fleets that you can ride.

There is no better place for you to get a complete overview of what is on offer on the market while also comparing and contrasting the bikes on your shortlist.

Test drives run all weekend and you’re good to go HERE to find out which manufacturers have confirmed their participation this year.

Or, to find out more about what’s going on all weekend, head to head HERE.

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Uncategorized

Watch: Discover the best new adventure and touring bikes of 2022

Curious about which machine makes the motorcycling world sweat more than any other at the prospect of riding it? Want to find out if Triumph’s new Tiger 1200 is a GS racket?

Then you’ve come to the right place because in this video we rank the 11 best new adventure and touring bikes of the year and boy are there some sensational bikes in there.

Whether you have your eye on Ducati’s Desert X, fancy a spin on the Honda NT1100, or want to put the Aprilia Tuareg 660 through its paces, one thing is for sure; This was a record year for new bikes.

So before you head out on your next ride with your friends, check out this countdown so you can impress them with your knowledge of this year’s crop of new machines.

Oh, and if you want to find out where to find all those bikes in one place over the course of an epic weekend, read on…

Take a look: The new adventure and touring bikes for 2022

Want to find all those bikes in one place?

If you are looking for a new bike and want to test the best adventure and touring bikes, you have to come to the Adventure Bike Rider Festival.

From June 24th to 26th you will find all the major motorcycle manufacturers with their test fleets that you can ride.

There is no better place for you to get a complete overview of what is on offer on the market while also comparing and contrasting the bikes on your shortlist.

Test drives run all weekend and you’re good to go HERE to find out which manufacturers have confirmed their participation this year.

Or, to find out more about what’s going on all weekend, head to head HERE.