Roland Sands 2-Up Step Seat For Triumph 2001-2015
Happy Lower Back / Some Issues
I knew I needed to upgrade my Triumph Bonneville's infamous stock seat (the "ironing board"). After much research, I decided to go with the RSD Enzo, in black.
This seat takes about an inch off the height and even more off the width as compared to the stock seat - which I don't mind, given my 31" inseam. The design is great and really complements the lines of the Bonneville nicely. Lots of attention to detail, including the RSD mini-badge on the back. The amount of lower back support it provides is so much better than the stock seat, and it really helps me hold proper riding posture. It's not a soft & mushy seat, padding is less than I anticipated but actually quite comfortable to me. Even on longer rides.
So, I have a few reasons for giving this 4 stars and not 5. To some these may seem like minor gripes, fair enough - but I'm definitely a detail guy so everything counts.
The fit - it is tight. I really had to press down hard on the back of the seat in order to get the two bolts aligned properly. Also, up front where the seat meets the gas tank - it's "squished" up against the tank and as a result, the first two pads of the seat are pretty well wrinkled. Looks bad. It almost feels like the mounting clip under the seat (the tab that slides under the tank, to hold the seat on) needs to be bent out a bit. Perhaps this is related to the difficulty in lining up the rear bolts(?).
Also, I feel like the material could have a little less slack all around, but mainly on the sides. There are spots along the side that look loose / wrinkly. I noticed this in almost every RSD seat photo I've seen online, so maybe there's a reason for it, but for what this seat costs I feel like this is a possibly a design / manufacturing oversight.
In summary - I like the seat a lot. If it weren't for the fit & aesthetic issues mentioned above, it would be easy to say I loved it. But overall, it's way better than the stock seat.
May 19, 2016
Comfortable and looks great.
The build quality is excellent, and it looks great on the bike. It is a little thin in padding but is still comfortable. 2 up riding is still good and passengers state it is comfortable for them as well. The only downside, the perforations allow water to go into the foam when you wash the bike. Makes for a wet ride afterwards unless you avoid the seat!
April 26, 2016
I am very happy with my purchase in regards to this product. It is of excellent quality overall and it has greatly improved my bike's overall aesthetics as well as providing much better comfort than originally offered by the stock seat. My girlfriend often rides with me on the back and is very comfortable as well, which was a huge concern of mine. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a two up seat that will also improve the look of their modern classic.
April 26, 2016
Custom look reasonable price
The seat is more narrow and much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than the stock seat. It looks great on my 2013 bonnie and wish I had gotten it sooner. The original black finish is amazing but I used vinyl spray paint to give it a dark grey texture.
October 26, 2015
Great fit. Best price anywhere
Perfect fit. Looks great on the bike. This seat is more comfortable than the stock seat, especially helps to have a bit of lower back support from the conured shape.
September 28, 2015
Beautiful fit. Lower stance.
I bought the two-tone (black/brown). Thought from the pictures that it would be leather. It's vinyl but, really nice marine-grade vinyl that feels nice and should last a long time. The stance is a lot lower than the stock skim board T-100 seat. Love the look especially with no rear fender!
September 18, 2015
Really happy with this seat.
I love this seat. I wish I had bought it sooner. It fits perfectly on my 2007 Bonneville. A huge improvement over my stock seat. One of the few things I've changed on my bike that improved the aesthetics without sacrificing comfort or safety.
August 17, 2015
LOVE my RSD 2-up
Was looking for a custom look but didn't want to deal with making a seat pan or other fitment issues - this thing fits perfectly & looks awesome. It rides 2-up just as intended, and still has the cafe look when I'm solo. Great quality build from Mustang seats as well. Had a hard time finding a pic of the seat on a Bonnie - So'll I'll attach mine...
May 26, 2015