Mustang’s new Motorcycle Seat The Wide Tripper

Mustang’s new Wide Tripper Forward solo moves you 1-1/2″ forward for ease of reaching handlebar and foot controls. The 13″-wide solo seat supports the rider at the correct seating angle for long-distance riding comfort on 2006-12 Dyna models. Forward solos are also available in a distressed brown, worn-leather look; additional options include a diamond-stitched pattern and an adjustable, removable driver backrest. $259; $159 for matching rear seat. Info: Mustang, 800/243-1392,

Saddlemen Signature Motorcycle Seat By Todd’s Cycles

Saddlemen enlisted custom bike builder Todd Silicato, founder of Todd’s Cycles to apply his unique styling sense to create the ultimate low-profile bagger seat that’s also great for touring. Keeping Saddlemen technology and quality at the center of this new saddle, Todd sculpted the seat to drop down into the bike for a low riding position. As with the standard Pro Tour seat, the Todd’s Cycles version is made with Saddlemen’s famous combination of progressive density foam and patented SaddleGelTM.

Features include: a lowered riding position which helps the rider touch the ground with added confidence. A slim, supportive bucket seat and contoured passenger section with contrasting carbon fiber and SaddleHydeTM cover. And a progressive density foam and SaddleGelTM interior to ease tailbone pressure and increase comfort.
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Since 1987, Saddlemen has been a leader in motorcycle accessories by offering comfort solutions to motorcyclists. Saddlemen continues to offer products born from the latest designs, combined with the features and value that have set the industry standard. All Saddlemen seats are made in the U.S.A.

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.