This is my second Airhawk 2. I bought one for myself not wanting to spend the money for a second one until I tried it out. It didn't take long to be able to tell that my Airhawk 2 not only prevented "Butt fatigue" but made riding much cooler in hot weather. As winter came on, I also found insulating qualities from the cushion in cold weather. The biggest surprise is that the seat heater on my Goldwing GL1800 works just fine with the cushion in place. Now my wife will be just as comfortable in the back seat. Jafrum is always a pleasure with which to do business. They have great specials, fast, often free shipping, and top quality products. Another plus is that Jafrum is an American company.
Airhawk 2 Pillion Seat Cushion
List Price: 91.95
Sales Price: $73.56
Airhawk 2 Pillion Seat Cushion
Item Code: AirhawkPillionSeatCushion
Size:11" x 9"
- NO MORE NUMB BUTT! Share the incomparable comfort of Shape Fitting Technology® with a friend. The AIRHAWK Cruiser Pillion fits most passenger seats of Sport Touring, Sport, Dual Sport, Standards and Non-Touring (Harleys) bikes.
- The Airhawk 2 Pillion Seat Cushion is made of a polyurethane based plastic which is better suited for shorter rides or infrequent riding. The Airhawk is made out of a high grade polyurethane which is better for longer, hotter rides, providing more comfort and a longer lifespan.
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Lots of riders have been there. You’re still two good hours away from your destination and it feels like you’ve ridden the last hundred miles on a bed of hot gravel. The constant pressure and lack of circulation is ruining your ride. You’ve tried gel inserts, foam pads, and even high dollar complete seat replacements. Still, the scenery and comradery of a long ride is just not worth the discomfort. This is more common than many riders want to admit and keeps some from riding at all. Well, guess what? Now there’s a solution; the Airhawk line of motorcycle seat cushions.
The Airhawk’s Shape Fitting Technology was originally developed for wheelchair users to equalize surface pressure. They soon realized that this design also offers vibration control and shock absorbtion. This technology proved very useful in the trucking industry and soon found its way to motorcycling.
The Airhawk seat cushions are available in three series or versions and have multiple sizes and shapes within each series; the original Airhawk, the economical Airhawk 2, and the premium Airhawk R. Not all sizes and shapes are available in all versions, though, so make sure you double check the dimensions on the listing to make sure the Airhawk seat cushion you choose will fit on your motorcycle seat.
The main difference between the Airhawk and the Airhawk 2 is the material the cells are made of. The original Airhawk is made of neoprene rubber. This material has a very heavy duty feel and has some stretchiness. The Airhawk 2 is made of polyurethane. This material is lighter and thinner and a lot less stretchy. The Airhawk 2 is still much better than most any other type of cushion and is economically priced, but for the longer distance rider, the original Airhawk or the Airhawk R is going to be well worth the extra investment.
The Airhawk R uses the same high quality neoprene as the original Airhawk but has an updated cell arrangement. This new configuration has been designed specifically for motorcycling and alleviates almost all the pressure on easily irritated rider parts.
All of these styles also offer improved circulation over other seat covers. This reduces numbness in the toes and keeps you tuned in to your foot controls. The improved airflow throughout the seating area also helps manage moisture which allows your wicking undergarments to perform at very high levels. This may help to reduce chaffing and sore skin.
There are a couple of ways to install these cushions. If you have an easily removable seat you use the loops on all four corners and the provided straps to attach the cushion then replace the seat. If your seat is bolted on, you use only one of the straps and the front two loops. Slide the strap over the front of your seat and your almost ready. Remove the Airhawk from its cover. Open the valve and blow about a half of a breath into it. Quickly close the valve. Reinstall the Airhawk into its cover and sit on your bike. Reopen the valve to let air out until you can just barely feal the cusion between you and your seat. When it's properly inflated it will look almost flat. All in all, the Airhawk line of motorcycle seat cushions sets the bar for riding comfort and once you ride with one you’ll be making excuses to go the long way home.