Biltwell HB Seat For Harley Sportster 2004-2006 / 2010-2016
I loved the look of this seat and the reviews I found were promising. The seat arrived and looked better in person than any picture I found. I got the diamond stitch because I thought it was a nicer overall look. The seat has great low lines that dramatically improved the look and flow of the bike. I had previously installed a old school styled sissy bar and this seat completed the look. The thin pan allows for more padding that you would think looking at the seat. Don't mistake for a full touring seat though. I find this seat more comfortable than stock out of the box. It is a little stiff but that's easily remedied with some miles. At this price you shouldn't even have to think about getting this seat.
August 8, 2015
Awesome styling - comfortable enough
The biltwell honeybagger improves the look of the motorcycle over the stock seat tremendously. The front of the seat does not butt up to the rear of the tank. Could be good or bad depending on your preference. I really enjoy that extra space as it mimics the space in the front of a lifted tank. The only downside is that its not much of an improvement in comfort over the stock seat. I've had it for about 500 miles which means its still essentially new. Once it has time to break in I'm certain the seat will soften a bit. The passenger pillion is slightly narrow depending on your size. Smaller individuals may find it more comfortable. Overall the lack of comfort is tolerable on longer rides but I'm not one to complain. I would recommend this seat to anyone looking for a 2up option for short-medium rides unless you are not inclined to complained - in that case enjoy the awesome "throwback" styling.
June 15, 2015
Great Styling, Decent Quality
I've been searching for a few months for a seat to replace the current set up on my 2011 Forty Eight. After about 6 months of using the stock seat and a basic passenger pillion so my girl could join my rides, I decided it was time to upgrade for looks and to save my GF's lady parts from getting smashed by the bolt in between the two seats...no bueno. So I decided on the Biltwell HB for a few reasons:
1. The Cross stitching is plain badass
2. I wanted to keep with the low bobber styling of my 48
3. There's really no better looking options for 2 seaters that give the look I wanted.
4. Its Biltwell so its gotta be decent
After getting the seat and throwing it on the bike (which took maybe 5 minutes, most of which was getting the old one off) I gotta say it looks awesome. The stitching gives that old school look I wanted. its low and mean. Looks are on point.
As far as practicality, Its a low seat so its not gonna be the most comfortable seat you've laid your cheeks on (which was expected). The vinyl is pretty smooth which makes it a little slippery-ier (i know that's not a word but this is my review so back off) than the stock which was also somewhat expected. Only real worry is the quality of the vinyl and whether or not it will last the test of time under my buns. Only time will tell i suppose.
Overall, I really like the seat. My GF loves it. It looks great and her lady parts are out of danger which is a win-win for everybody.
October 24, 2014
Good low profile 2 up seat
Bought this seat for weekend rides with the lady. Looks great on my 883 Iron and rides well too. Probably wouldn't want to sit on it for a super long ride, but for my purposes it's fine.
July 7, 2014
I bought the diamond stitch seat for my 2013 Iron 883. The seat looks clean and is a definite upgrade for my bike. It's more comfortable than the stock seat by far. The two drawbacks for the seat are that it absorbs water, so my butt will get wet for about a day after it rains even if it's hot and sunny outside (the stock had the same problem). The second drawback is that my lady complains that the seat isn't too comfortable for her. She complains that it's painful after a 20 minute ride. That being said, I still recommend the seat because it just looks sexy is comfortable for me.
June 29, 2014
Fit and trim
Bolted this seat onto my 2012 Iron, fit like a glove. Have been out on multiple two hour trips and the seat remained comfortable- since it is one piece you can move forward or back to adjust your position. It's got a great sleek look that flows on the bike. It also makes the seat height feel a bit lower because it isn't very wide.
November 20, 2013