KEEPING cool in summer and warm in winter is important when you’re riding. So to help you out, Indian Motorcycle has launched revolutionary new technology geared to improve comfort.
Known as the ClimaCommand Classic Seat, it delivers both heating and cooling to riders and passengers, and thanks to thermo-electric technology it raises the bar on cooling, providing a much more effective solution than HVAC convection systems.
A critical performance benefit of the ClimaCommand technology is that it actually produces a surface that’s cold to the touch, rather than merely pushing cool air through perforations in the surface in the manner that HVAC system offerings operate.
“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,” said Ross Clifford, VP of parts, garments, and accessories at Indian Motorcycle.
“Our thermo-electric technology paired with graphene material is truly a game-changer, and another example of Indian Motorcycle bringing difference-making innovation to the market.”
To accomplish conduction heating and cooling, a thermo-electric module located within the seat directly regulates the temperature. Electricity is applied via the module to graphene material created from 100 per cent carbon atoms.
It causes 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 material is then used to ensure the heating and cooling is dispersed throughout the entire seat.
The well-cushioned ClimaCommand Classic Seat delivers unprecedented comfort on Thunderstroke models and features independent rider and passenger controls (low, medium, high).
With no perforations, the seat’s vinyl cover is highly-durable and water and UV-resistant. Passengers can add more comfort with armrest pads and a trunk backrest pad, designed and developed to seamlessly pair with the new ClimaCommand Classic Seat.
It’s important to note that the 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.
In addition to the new ClimaCommand Classic Seat, Indian Motorcycle is introducing an array of new parts and accessories for FTR 1200 models, including high or low mount carbon-fibre Akrapovič exhaust options, and new air box tank cover options.
Billet aluminum Rizoma mirrors, and a carbon fibre nacelle are also available to enhance the high-performance design of the FTR 1200. Further information is available from your nearest Indian Motorcycle dealer.