9. Seat Padding

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Your standard GSX-R1000 seat is soft and padded, at least compared to a proper racing motorcycle. Here we see Jake Lewis’ office chair. As you can see the padding is minimal, since racers move from side to side multiple times per lap. Comfort isn’t a priority, and feeling the bike underneath is more important. That hump of padding at the rear? Lewis prefers to have that extra bit of foam to help keep him properly positioned on the bike when he tucks on the straights.