It seems that no matter what bike you ride, the seat is never perfect. Too hard, too soft, wrong shape, just not right. Luckily, the aftermarket is happy to come to the rescue.
For riders of the Triumph retro lineup, British Customs (www.britishcustoms.com) has a seat ready to answer two problems for Bonneville, Scrambler and Thruxton riders. First off, the new seat offers significantly better ergonomics compared to the flat stock seat and pan, with a more comfortable shape and foam construction. And second, the compact design is optimized for fender-less custom applications and comes complete with a Lucas-lookalike LED taillight to clean up the lines of Triumph’s reborn classics.
If American metal is more your thing, Corbin (www.corbin.com) is ready for the new 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout with its new Dual Tour Saddle. Compared to the stock seat, the new Corbin features highlights the company’s vast experience in the custom seat market, with a much improved shape and construction, especially for the passenger. Internal hardware makes for a very clean installation, and Corbin’s backrests are available to improve the rider and passenger support further.