Indian Motorcycle has announced a new and industry-first motorbike seat which provides both heating and cooling without compromising on comfort. The American company has named this revolutionary product as the ClimaCommand Classic Seat which seems to be perfect for the UAE climate, which is generally very hot and sunny during the day but at night becomes very cold.
The Indian Motorcycle ClimaCommand Classic Seat has the following 3 key elements:
- Proprietary thermoelectric module that pumps heat away from the rider.
- Patent-pending ducting system for cooling the thermoelectric module.
- Graphene, a highly conductive and flexible material that optimises the distribution of heating or cooling while maintaining superior comfort.
To accomplish conduction heating and cooling, a thermoelectric module located within the seat directly regulates the temperature. Electricity is supplied by the thermoelectric module to the graphene material, causing one side of the material to absorb heat and the opposing side to dissipate heat. By reversing electrical flow, the hot and cold temperatures alternate sides. The graphene material, which is a nanomaterial created from 100% carbon atoms, is then used to ensure the heating and cooling is dispersed throughout the entire seat.
Speaking about the new ClimaCommand Classic Seat, Ross Clifford, Vice President of Parts, Garments, and Accessories at Indian Motorcycle, said, “Despite advancements in heating and cooling for seats, we had yet to see a cooling technology that truly eliminated the discomfort of hot weather, and with ClimaCommand, our engineering team has finally solved this problem. Our thermoelectric technology paired with graphene material is truly a game-changer and another example of Indian Motorcycle bringing difference-making innovation to the market.”
The well-cushioned ClimaCommand Classic Seat delivers unprecedented comfort. The rider and passenger can adjust the heating and cooling levels individually. With no perforations, vents, or ducts, the seat’s vinyl cover is highly durable and water and UV-resistant.
The Indian Motorcycle ClimaCommand Classic Seat is not Ride Command-integrated. However, Ride Command-integrated versions of the ClimaCommand Seat will be available for the 2020 Chieftain and Roadmaster later this year.