FlatRacer BMW R100 RS 3/4 solo seat
FlatRacer BMW R100 RS Solo 3/4 seat
FlatRacer BMW R100 RS Solo 3/4 seat
First shown as a BMW option on the 1976 BMW R100RS, it is incredibly rare nowadays, despite being available few years ago from BMW by special order, albeit at cost of well over £1000 for the complete assembly!
Originally designed by the BMW R90S design master, Hans Muth, it proved a popular option at the time, not only with the R100RS! Stylish and comfortable, offering positive seat positioning for the more sporting rider although not overly popular with pillions despite the euphemistic "Seat an' Half" nickname.
This Sports Solo seat was developed by us with the mission of producing a very accurate replica of the highest quality, in fact better than the original, ditching the metal bases as they rust notoriously. The FlatRacer seat fits on the R90S frame, /7 Series and Mono exactly as per the original.
It features a seat base made GRP, for corrosion resistance and long working life, finished in semi-gloss black, for that original look, extra strong (5-7mm thick), reinforced with woven roving (similar to yatch construction methods), flexible yet nigh on unbreakable. No more rusted and broken seats!
Fitted with a very precise and accurate replica of the original seat base, cover and foam, with patterns and dimensions exactly as BMW/Hans Muth designed it in 1975. It includes an excellent quality pattern replica of the original rear cowl, made of sturdy GRP (as per the original), finished in glossy white. It also includes the hand peg cowls (supplied non fitted) produced exactly in the same dimensions as the first version originals plus a 70mm BMW logo to complete the original look.
The seat base is pre-trimmed, drilled and pre-fitted with M4 rinuts and s/s bolts to accept the original service booklet lid (fitted for illustration purposes only - no longer available new from BMW).
Special care was given to the edges and drilling points with each seat assembly individually checked and finished by hand by us. The tail section is pre-marked for accuracy of cutting and fitting, if hand pegs are required, exactly in the same position as the original BMW cowl.
The seat cover is made of very high quality vinyl, hot pressed with the correct pattern as per the originals, double skinned and padded and held carefully in place by our own and exclusive set of stainless steel hold trim, riveted in place like the originals.
It includes our own upgraded laser cut stainless steel hinges, zinc plated steel locking rod and its conical rubber stop, all the required rubber stops (bolt on, allowing adjustment in height to suit each sub-frame and setting) plus all the necessary seat pre-fitted s/s fasteners.
Uniquely, our rubber stops are bolt on with stainless steel M5 CSK bolts and are adjustable in height for a perfect fit on the sub-frame unlike the originals that never sat properly and put undue stress on the hinges (first place to rot and fall through)
OPTIONS: We can now upholster this seat with our own replica Motorsport Blue seat cover, the closest shade of blue we could find to the original BMW R100 RS Motorsport models. Available at no extra cost, please specify it on the options box.
NB: The seat cowl is supplied uncut for the hand pegs. If you wish to fit these, the cutting lines are marked on the cowl to aid fitting.
IMPORTANT: This seat assembly is made to order to fit each specific bike model and customer's requests. Please do allow us circa 2 weeks to have it ready from point of order.
Lovingly hand crafted, beautifully finished with unparalleled attention to detail, the best replacement seat you can buy.