Removable Motorcycle Passenger Seat The ButtyBuddy

PRODUCT REVIEW By Nicole Hart – Say good-bye to monkey butt

Every once in awhile, an American Iron staff member is asked to put his butt on the line so you don’t have to. Well, this time none of them had the guts, so I had to do it. Most of you won’t recognize my name because I work behind the scenes as the advertising coordinator, but this month I’ve turned my attention to a more pressing issue: your rear end.

For two years now, the ButtyBuddy ads have been running strong, which tells me that people are digging this product. So what the heck is a ButtyBuddy anyway? Well, for any motorcycle passenger facing a ride on a narrow, cement-like pillion, it’s your new best friend. The ButtyBuddy is a lightweight, portable, detachable passenger seat designed to fit securely over any motor­cycle pillion. There’s even a model that was made specifically for the bare fenders found on most choppers and customs.

But I’ll tell you, the first time I saw this product, I was a little nervous. I was sure this thing would come flying off the back of the bike and I would land in the hospital. To my delight, this was not the case. With the help of two heavy-duty rubber straps that attach to the fender on each side, the seat actually stayed put. And after two hours of riding, my butt didn’t feel like it was on its third shot of Novocain. That’s because while most pillions are flat or rounded, the Butty­Buddy is concave, offering greater support and comfort than your typical gel pads and air cushions. And at the bargain price of $149.95, it serves as an affordable alternative to buying a costly aftermarket seat.

Ergonomically designed and easy to assemble, the ButtyBuddy is a practical and useful piece of equipment for any riding enthusiast or passenger. AIM

Sources: BB Comfort Systems,

Story as it appeared in the May 2011 issue of American Iron Magazine.


  1. CAUSES FENDER DAMAGE!!! I bought the suction cup seat for bare fender application and it left a huge dent on the fender of my custom Road King Classic under the front right suction cup after a 30 minute ride with a 130 lb. passenger. Harley dealership has quoted me over $1,300 to repair. I do not recommend using this seat.

  2. Opinions on the seat for bare fender?

  3. Laura Severino says:

    ButtyBuddy is the absolute best thing EVER!!!! My butt has been killing me for over 30 years…I’ve tried pillows, gel pads, we even bought a new seat last year and still no relief from my numb bum and aching tailbone. I had heard of the ButtyBuddy through a friend who recommended it when I was talking about how uncomfortable I was on the bike. We have a custom 75 Sportster and our friends were always saying you gotta get a bigger bike, buy a Road King, buy a cruising bike. We love our beautiful bike and don’t want to give it up. So my friend sent me a link to the ButtyBuddy website, I checked it out and was somewhat skeptical and figured I would do a bit of research first. Well, when we were in Laconia this year walking through the drive-in vendors lo and behold there was Bob selling the ButtyBuddy!!!! I sat on the display seat and was immediately sold on it! The 2 hour cruise home that evening was the best ride ever. Do not hesitate to buy this seat. I guarantee you will love it too!!!! It is worth every penny. My husband is now jealous and says he wishes they would come up with something for his seat.


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