Sitting Pretty With VenhillMotorcycle control specialists, Venhill, are adding replacement Seat Release Cables for popular sports and sports touring bikes to their fitment list.

Overlooked by many riders, Seat Release Cables can stay unchecked and unlubricated for weeks, months and even years, leaving them prone to failure.

Although it can sound trivial, a broken or failed cable can prevent access to battery and fuses and leave essential items, like tools, locks or possibly phone or house keys, trapped under the seat, just when needed most.

An upgrade to the standard fitment, replacement cables feature Venhill’s high quality Featherlight cabling: marine-grade stainless steel inner wire for minimum stretch and a teflon liner, to reduce friction. Like all Featherlight cables, they are ‘maintenance free’ and do not require lubrication.

The cables are ‘Bird-caged’ – a special process applied to the end of the inner wire, which allows solder to penetrate the weave of the cable, making the bond with the nipple much stronger. This process adds extra strength and durability, so cables can withstand being put under repeated stress and pressure

The new cables are currently available for the following models. More are being added:


  • FZS600 1998-2003
  • MT07 2014-2018
  • FJR1300 2006-2018


  • ER5 2001-2006
  • ER6F 2006-2008
  • KLE650 2007-2010
  • ZX-6R 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009-2012
  • ZX-6RR 2003-2004 and 2005-2006
  • ZX-10R 2008-2010 and 2011-2015

Prices start from £8.70 including VAT.

For any bikes not listed, customers can send the original damaged cable to Venhill, who will then produce a working replica. Call 01306 885111 or visit for more information.

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