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Touratech DriRide – Aftermarket Seats That Breathe

 New seat tech works with your gear to wick away moisture from your body.

Published on 09.23.2014

Your waterproof riding gear is designed to allow water vapor to escape from your body, while keeping liquid water out. But the moisture release can get blocked by your seat, leading to build up and discomfort on long, hot rides.

Touratech has developed an innovative new aftermarket seat technology called DriRide™, designed for Dakar Rally racers and now available for the Adventure Touring community. The Touratech DriRide™ seats utilize breathable materials that let moisture escape from your body, while a waterproof seal keeps liquid water from seeping into the seat. The innovative breathable seat technology works with your gear to wick away moisture from your body to avoid painful chafing and soreness.

How DriRide™ Works


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1. Vapor-Flow™ Membrane Technology: Allows moisture vapor to pass through your riding gear, through the seat fabric, into the seat membrane where it’s then expelled out through the sides of the seat.

Touratech DriRide Vapor Flow Technology

2. Rain-Block™: The tight structure of the material forces water droplets to bead up and roll away. It’s completely waterproof.

Touratech DriRide Rain-Block Waterproof Seat Fabric

3. Ergo-Response™: Designed to keep you upright, stable and evenly supported. Keeps you on top of the saddle, not sunken down into it.

Touratech DriRide seats with ergo response

Touratech DriRide™ breathable aftermarket seats are specifically designed to fit the needs of Adventure Riders that ride a mix of on-road and off-road terrain. They are narrow in the front to make it easier to reach the ground and have a wide flat rear section for greater comfort. 

DriRide™ Breathable Seats are now available for most Adventure Bike models on Touratech’s website. Different seat heights and pillion seats are also available with DriRide™ technology.

DriRide™ Available for These Models:

  • BMW R1200GS/ADV
  • BMW F800GS
  • BMW F700GS
  • BMW F650GS-Twin
  • BMW 1150GS
  • BMW 1100GS
  • KTM 1190 ADV/R
  • KTM 690E
  • Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
  • Triumph Tiger 800/XC
  • Triumph Trophy
  • Ducati Multistrada 1200
  • Suzuki V-Strom DL650 2012-on
  • Kawasaki Versys 650
  • Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré
  • Yamaha FJR1300

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Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, North Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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