There’s something distinctly cool about old British motorcycles. From the wire wheels, the minimal bodywork, and the exposed engines which give off a thunderous bark, I’ve always loved looking at old Triumphs, BSAs and the like from the 60s. I’ve never owned one though. The reason is simple: old British bikes are needy little maintenance […]
British Customs Introduces Slammer Seat For Triumph Modern Classics
The original Triumph Bonneville is such an iconic motorcycle with a huge following around the world. So when Triumph reintroduced the modern version of the Bonneville, followed by the Thruxton and America, those who were inspired by Steve McQueen‘s or Marlon Brando‘s antics, but didn’t want to mess with fixing an old motorcycle, found renewed interest. From re-entry riders to trendy hipsters, Triumph has found success with the modern classic lineup. Now British Customs, a company out of Southern California, has developed a new saddle, the “Slammer Seat,” to expose more of the natural beauty of all three machines.
The low-profile Slammer Seat strips away some of the unnecessary bulk from the factory seat by removing 0.5-inch to 0.75-inch around the edges to expose the factory sub-frame rails. The Slammer Seat also comes in 0.5-inch shorter to expose a bit of the rear fender.
To help achieve the low profile bench look the team removed some of the extra padding, but more than made up for it by integrating a gel insert. The medical-grade gel helps to disperse the rider’s weight, and absorbs shock for long-lasting comfort both on and off the road.
Each Slammer Seat is wrapped in black or brown vinyl, which is then stitched into the tuck and roll style and finished with a BC embossed end cap. The marine-grade vinyl cover affords a classic leather look with the added benefit of long-lasting weather and wear resistance.
The British Customs Slammer Seat mounts using factory screws and does not require any modifications. Quick Release Shorty Low Profile Seat Screws are also compatible with the Slammer Seat.
The Slammer Seat retails for $369.95 and is available at www.british-customs.com, where you can also find a ton of other cool bits for you and your Triumph modern classic.