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Chief gets the ‘Fire & Ice’ treatment First unveiled earlier this year for 2009-2017 H-D Touring models, the new ‘Fire & Ice’ Dual Touring saddle from Hollister, California based specialist Corbin is the newest version of their popular Dual Touring saddles, and was described at the time as the world's first production heated AND cooled motorcycle saddle. The company has now updated the design for 2014–2017 Indian Chief models. “Having been the first to bring the luxury of heated seating to the market, we have now created an option for summer relief from the discomfort of the heat build that can arise, especially on long rides. “Like all Corbin breakthrough innovations, this system is designed for simple installation and is fully self-contained in the saddle.” The seat features all the same properties that made Corbin’s original Dual Tour saddle “a winner, with generously sculpted seating panels for maximum support.” “We've maximized the seating area and positioned the rider bucket in the sweet spot to offer the best possible ergonomics and long-range comfort. Sculpted seating platforms conform to the shape of your body to give you more square inches of even support and eliminate hot spots and pressure on the tailbone. “Wide, sculpted seating positions create a larger area of contact for excellent weight distribution, shaped like the body to eliminate pressure points and give long lasting support.” Corbin go on to cite something known as the ‘Peltier Effect’ as being behind the ‘Fire & Ice’ concept. “With just a couple of fans and some clever application, we can include both heat and cool in the same saddle without pumps, compressors or fluids. It should be noted the cooling effect is affected by ambient temperature. In our test samples, the room temperature was 74 degrees, and it took just a few minutes to cool the seating surfaces down to a much more comfortable 63 degrees. The system quickly cooled the surface 10-15 degrees below ambient temperature. On the heat side, we thermostatically set it to top out at approximately 110 degrees.” Designed to work with Corbin backrests or the Tourbox, a version of the Tour saddle is alternatively available to work with the Indian sissy bar or Roadmaster trunk. CORBIN SADDLES Hollister, CA, USA Tel: 831 634 1100 corbin01@corbin.com www.corbin.com www.AMDchampionship.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - AUGUST 2017 55 Chief gets the ‘Fire & Ice’ treatment First unveiled earlier this year for 2009-2017 H-D Touring models, the new ‘Fire & Ice’ Dual Touring saddle from Hollister, California based specialist Corbin is the newest version of their popular Dual Touring saddles, and was described at the time as the world's first production heated AND cooled motorcycle saddle. The company has now updated the design for 2014–2017 Indian Chief models. “Having been the first to bring the luxury of heated seating to the market, we have now created an option for summer relief from the discomfort of the heat build that can arise, especially on long rides. “Like all Corbin breakthrough innovations, this system is designed for simple installation and is fully self-contained in the saddle.” The seat features all the same properties that made Corbin’s original Dual Tour saddle “a winner, with generously sculpted seating panels for maximum support.” “We've maximized the seating area and positi )ѡɥȁՍЁѡݕЁЁѼȁѡ)ͥɝ́Ʌи)Mձѕ͕ѥљɵ́ɴѼѡ͡)ȁѼٔԁɔՅɔٕ́)ЁєЁ́ɕɔѡ)х+q]͍ձѕ͕ѥͥѥ́ɕєɝ)ܹ5͡)ɕхЁȁፕЁݕЁɥѥ)͡ѡѼєɕɔ́)ٔѥлt) ɉѼєͽѡݸ́ѡaAѥ)ӊd́ѡaɔ%dиq]Ѡ)Ё́ͽٕȁѥݔ)ՑѠЁѡͅͅ)ݥѡЁյ̰ɕͽ́ȁե̸%Ё͡ձ)ѕѡЁ́ѕ䁅)ѕɅɔ%ȁѕЁ̰ͅѡɽ)ѕɅɔ݅̀Ёɕ̰ЁѽЁ)ѕ́Ѽѡ͕ѥə́ݸѼՍ)ɔх́ɕ̸Qѕե)ѡəԁɕ́܁)ѕɅɔ=ѡЁͥݔѡɵхѥ)͕ЁЁѼѽЁЁɽ᥵ѕɕ̻t)ͥѼݽɬݥѠ ɉɕ́ȁѡ)QɉఁٕͥѡQ)́ͅѕɹѥٕ䁅م)ѼݽɬݥѠѡ%ͥ䁉)ȁIѕȁչ) =I %8M1L)!ѕȰ UM)QĀЀ)ɉɉ)ܹɉ)5I% 85=Q=I e 11HUUMP(