Biltwell HB Seat For Harley Sportster 2004-2006 / 2010-2016
Tuck n Roll
I brought the Tuck n Roll model and it is a very nice seat. Good look and feel. The riding position is a little different but I got sure to it. Solid set for the price.
June 28, 2016
Needs mod to not ruin paint
I returned this seat. It is a low profile, old school cool look, but not the best made. It is a plastic base pan and the vinyl is attached with staples. If you don't do something to cover up the staples, I imagine they will dig into your paint. Additionally, the tongue that slides into the front, doesn't sit well and allows the seat to move. Not too noticeable when riding but it moves.
I wouldn't buy this again unless i wanted to save money and was going to do some mod so as to protect my bike.
April 26, 2016
Comfortable, sleek and sexy...
I just completed some tank fab and a paint makeover on my Sporty and wanted to top it off with this sexy beast of a seat. I've only had it for a week, but it seems very comfortable. My wife says it's ok, but this isn't really a passenger "comfort" seat, however she manages and is a real trooper... For longer rides I have a pad I'll throw on back there for her, problem solved. My main issue was to have a sexy slim seat that I could put the wife on for short trips without having to put the hideous, gigantic and damned ugly 2-up stock Sportster seat back on. I also wanted something on the rear fender at all times so when I ride solo and have a backpack on it doesn't rub on my paint. Plenty of room under the seat, I have extra plugs for the VH Fuelpak and 2 load balancers for my LED breaklights and still room to spare. They're are 2 raised areas on the bottom of the seat that ride on the frame, I could probably shave those down some so make the seat sit even lower. I may still do that. Right now I just can't stop looking at my bike. Also, those are the Biltwell Keystones Handlebars and Gringo helmet in pics, which I highly recommend both. Great job Biltwell.
April 26, 2016
Perfect for the price.
Looks good, feels good, and won't break the bank. Could be slightly more comfortable, but overall a solid seat.
March 29, 2016
Great quality seat and the diamond stitch pattern is classic. However, the seat does not fit perfectly on my bike. There is just a little bit of wiggle room between the seat and the frame, which is no big deal for me I love the seat, it's safe, and I will continue to use it for a long time. Just something to point out for those perfectionist types.
March 23, 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