And so, a year ago, the idea of the revolutionary X-Seat was applied and developed for the fastest race track vehicles on two wheels. The project started with Acerbis' R&D; department studying the CAD designs of GP bikes noting all necessary math, then building the first mold, then debuting the end product at the Moto GP of Misano Adriatico with Gabor Talmacsi. The results were immediately positive, especially at rainy races where, in the past, the traditional neoprene seat would tend to absorb water, gain weight and become quite slippery, whereas the X-seat proved to be 100% waterproof and retained its grip. The Acerbis X-Seat also proved to be a host for sponsor logos as the construction of the seat provided the possibility of multiple colors and logos to be embedded into the piece during the molding process. The Acerbis X-Seat showed an impressive debut in Moto GP racing as Iroshi Ayama won the 250 world title aboard the saddle. For his victory, Ayama was presented with a limited edition X-Seat custom zed with a World Champion logo imbedded in the seat. A replica version was then produced and presented as a souvenir to his Honda teammates and sponsors.