New Harley-Davidson Vintage Distressed Brown Leather Badlander Seat

Harley-Davidson extends its Distressed Brown Leather Collection with this new Badlander® Seat ($479.95.) It offers a low-and-lean, frame-hugging profile, now covered in rich, brown leather that has the warm feel of a well-worn bomber jacket.

The individual leather panels are seamed together into a pattern that resembles a vintage western saddle, and the supple, untreated surfaces will age and develop character marks with every mile. Matching leather grab strap is included. The Distressed Brown Leather Badlander Seat is offered for many Harley-Davidson® Softail®, Touring and Sportster® models.Passenger Backrest Pad ($119.95), Short Passenger Backrest Pad ($159.95), and a Tank Panel ($59.95)

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20 Responses to “New Harley-Davidson Vintage Distressed Brown Leather Badlander Seat”


  1. 1 Kirk Perry Jun 4th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Excellent-stressed leather looks authentic. Authentic gets accepted without much fanfare.

    Remember the “distressed” leather bombers and lined vest from Sharper Image? 🙂 Like it was spray-painted.
    It took a long time to perfect “distressed”.
    California has a ban (so what’s new?) on chrome-tanned leather. We get scrap – unfit for shoelaces.
    The best thing that can happen for California is a deepening recession. When we break the “over-green” governments back in debt, and start closing our schools, the “over-greens” might wake up to “selective/reduced greening” of the tax-drawing industries that will keep our state a decent place to live.
    Buck® knives gets their distressed leather for belt-sheaths from Mexico. Full grain, chrome-tanned. The best. Feels like latigo.
    Decent (harness) leather has to be smuggled into California like heroin.

    I like the H-D d-leather seats and I imagine their source is secret.

  2. 2 Mike Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    That is B*TT Fugly

  3. 3 golfish Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I think a white pearl colored seat would look better

  4. 4 FYI Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    i like the saddle bag latches

  5. 5 nicker Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    RE:
    “…a white pearl colored seat…”

    And a very “manly” choice indeed………. 🙂

    -nicker-

  6. 6 fuji Jun 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Patent leather should be the # 1 choice to compliment all that black and chrome. LOL

  7. 7 Dave Blevins Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Good looking seat, just not on a black bike… kinda like brown shoes with a black tuxedo.
    Perhaps looking better on a red bike, or other bright color.

  8. 8 Boss Hawg Jun 5th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Sweet…love the older look of distressed leather like it has been worn in and made to fit.

    To the contrary, distressed leather looks great on black or any other color for the matter. It’s not designed to match or blend, it is designed to POP/stand on its own and accent whether or not its a sofa, chair, seat, motorcycle seat, coat, jacket, chaps, rug, wall art, etc…. Dave…put your aesthetics hat on…it would look great on that Cyrus bike you got for sale in lieu of the damn black n blue n chrome.

    Nuff Said,
    Boss Hawg

  9. 9 Odlamn Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    ‘Old’ leather on a new basically factory bike just looks wrong. What does it say? Poor statement of taste. The seat itself looks great, and many newer bikes look good. I’d feel pretentious putting the seat on my ’08. But, as always, to each their own.
    O

  10. 10 chopperfreak29 Jun 5th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Hey look it’s the perfect seat for the dude that buys pre-ripped/faded blue jeans. Douche-tacular

  11. 11 Joe Skonecki Jun 6th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    The seat looks great! Love the leather! Needs tightened up at the bottom near the battery cover, and should be shaped to blend in to the tank.

  12. 12 Wiz Jun 6th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    It would look good ridin’ to my next PETA Rally! Yuk-Yuk!! Wiz

  13. 13 Dave Blevins Jun 6th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Boss Hawg,
    We built that bike was built for Cyrus Cycles in 2004, (in fact I bought the frame from Cyril), but if you want I can build you one like it and you can paint it all flat black with a spray can and put any seat on it you like… even a brown one.

  14. 14 Tribaliron Jun 6th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Guess H-D leather jacket sales were down and left an over stock. Needed to use them up somewhere.

  15. 15 chopperdude Jun 6th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I doesn’t matter what leather they put on that seat, They out and out suck ! I bought one for my bagger to get the low lean look and its fine if you only want to profile around town but forget about going past 20 miles with it, The seat kill’d my back and ended up putting it in the rafters, the better place would be in the trash.

  16. 16 Boss Hawg Jun 6th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    @ Dave Blevins….If you built me a bike I would expect it damn well painted and not by me, but that ain’t never gonna happen!

    Be objective, not subjective.

    Boss Hawg

  17. 17 road rash Jun 6th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    plain and simple BLACK and BROWN do not go together

  18. 18 Dave Blevins Jun 7th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Take your blood pressure pills Boss… you are taking yourself (and this brown seat) way too seriously.

  19. 19 Boss Hawg Jun 7th, 2011 at 6:32 am

    @ Dave Blevins….Didn’t go personal till now since you took it there. I don’t need nor take blood pressure meds @ 58 (nor other meds for that matter) and little Boss Hawg Jr. can still pump-n-curl a wet towel multiple reps while exiting the shower..

    Now back to the brown seat….did a brief internal biker survey and many more that not love brown leather on black bikes. Again be objective not subjective as you are.

    Have a wonderful day Dave…make sure the doc has your scripts up to date and you stay on them please. Got a little Billy Beer down here for ya if in need to go with your daily meds.

    Boss Hawg

  20. 20 Angry_Inch Jun 7th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I’m not a huge fan of black and brown, but something about this color piques my interest. Maybe some matching handgrips would help this seat fit a black bike..

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