Perfect Seat: We test a seat cleaner from Motul

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

We all have a special way of cleaning and maintaining our motorcycles, but who really pays attention to their seat? Clearly Motul do, because they’ve got just the right product in their “MC CARE” range called, Perfect Seat.

Now many of you and myself included have been washing our vinyl seats with a hosepipe for years and just drying it off, maybe even spraying the seat with silicone spray to make it look brand new. There is nothing wrong with hosing down your motorcycle seat with water, but what you put on afterwards is important, especially if you are looking to preserve your seat and keep your passenger from slipping off the back.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

Motul’s Perfect Seat has actually been around for nearly 11 years now—if that’s not a testament to how good the product is, then I don’t know what is.

Perfect Seat (‘PS’) is a vinyl-only seat cleaner that comes in a 250 ml bottle with a neat open and close function near the trigger. PS is more than just a cleaner, it restores, prevents fading (UV protection) and it offers a non-slip formula. Oh yes, it also smells like oranges.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

Before we get started; it’s very important to note that your seat shouldn’t be more than moderately dirty when directly spraying PS onto the dry surface. If your seat is covered in mud or any debris from an adventure ride, it’s best to hose it down and then spray the product on. If you are a daily commuter and only ever ride on the road or dirt highways, then Perfect Seat will work just fine.

All you need is a microfibre cloth, a shaded area and a bottle of the good stuff. As mentioned above, if your seat is relatively dirty, I’d definitely use two cloths for the job as one does the washing and the other does the drying. You can choose to do smaller sections at a time or the entire seat at once by spraying the whole seat. Make sure you let the cleaner soak for a minute or two and then dry your seat.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

After a few months of using Motul’s Perfect Seat, I saw a major difference, the colours started to pop on all my bikes seats and even the stitching started to stand out like new.

As daily motorcycle commuters, we know how difficult it is to stay presentable when going out with friends or going to meetings—there is nothing more embarrassing than having dirty jeans when everyone else is dressed to kill. Keeping your seat clean and oil-free, allows you to avoid such situations.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

It is clear to see why Motul has kept Perfect Seat on the shelves for so many years. It just works and for just over R100, it’s a no brainer.


For more information on the product used in this article, click on the link below…


R107.00 (RRP)

Brand: MOTUL
Dealer: Bikewise