Indian Motorcycle is amping up its level of comfort offered to riders with its new ClimaCommand Classic Seat, a heated and cooled seat which can be controlled by rider and passenger for separate comfort needs.
Indian Motorcycle’s thermoelectric technology is said to be much more effective than the automotive market standard of HVAC convection systems; producing a surface that is actually cold to the touch, not just pushing cool air through perforations.
The all-new ClimaCommand Classic Seat delivers both heating and cooling to riders and passengers and raises the bar for cooling thanks to three key elements:
- A proprietary thermoelectric module that pumps heat away from the rider
- A patent-pending ducting system for cooling the thermoelectric module
- Graphene, a highly conductive and flexible material that optimizes the distribution of heating or cooling while maintaining superior comfort
Indian Motorcycle says “To accomplish conduction heating and cooling, a thermoelectric module located within the seat directly regulates the temperature. Electricity is applied to a thermoelectric module, causing one side of the module to absorb heat and the opposing side to dissipate heat. By reversing electrical flow, the hot and cold temperatures alternate sides. A 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.”
Independent rider and passenger controls (low, medium, high) allow the rider and passenger to remain in command of their heating and cooling levels. 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, both designed and developed to 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. Of course, with any great innovation comes a price tag, the seat will set a rider back $1,629.99, while the backrest is priced at $474.99 and the armrest at $135.99.
“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, Vice President of Parts, Garments, and Accessories at Indian Motorcycle. “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 ClimaCommand Classic Seat is now shipping to dealers and available at IndianMotorcycle.com.