New England Mustang Seat For Old England Triumph Bonneville

TriumphBonneville1The success of the new Triumph models sold in the US is attracting each year more vendors wishing to get a share of the brand custom parts market . Mustang seats is the latest company adding Triumphs to its family of products. Looking back at Triumph’s classic styling cues and focused on moving ahead with its new seat line, Mustang has added seats for the Triumph Bonneville and Thunderbird models to its family of products. “For more than 30 years, Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC has worked hard to build its reputation for manufacturing the world’s most comfortable motorcycle seats,” says Mustang Director of Sales, Steve Veltri. “Think of it as New England meets olde England as Mustang reaches out to Triumph riders with the simple message ‘discover what a difference comfort makes.”

TriumphBonneville2Looking as if it could have come from legendary Triumph designer Edward Turner himself, Mustang’s Classic Seat for the Bonneville variants (T100, Scrambler and Thruxton) updates period correct styling with modern materials. Both rider and passenger will appreciate the Sport Touring seat for the Bonneville. A slight ridge in the seat keeps the rider firmly in place during spirited solo riding, while the plush pillion section keeps the passenger happy when tooling around two-up. “Both parties should appreciate the traditional Tuck and Roll styling,” Veltri adds.

Meanwhile Mustang’s popular DayTripper™ and Tripper Fastback™ seats are now available for the 1600cc Thunderbird cruisers. If a one-piece Tripper isn’t what you want, Mustang makes a two-piece touring seat for the Thunderbird as well. No matter which style you opt for, it’s what is inside that counts. Mustang’s proprietary padding is the perfect combination of open and closed-cell foam. “Combine this material with Mustang’s custom-tailored baseplates and you have a seat that looks and feels great,” claims Veltri. Handcrafted in the USA. For more info, go to Mustang Seats MustangSeats.com or call (800) 243-1392.

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3 Responses to “New England Mustang Seat For Old England Triumph Bonneville”


  1. 1 Kirk Perry Sep 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Looks like it all goes together, here standing on the curb. :)
    The (padded-banana) seat looks comfortable for both.

    Wish they made one for the 2103, 1200cp Sportster, I’d buy it, even though the low-height stealth of my two-up™ Sportster seat is almost worth the pain. I see Mustang and Sportster both have their names stamp-engraved into the seat’s back edge. Cleaner than a flapping tag – for sure.

    Triumph’s done a good job keeping the items that counted the most: The screw-perimeter primary cover. The foot-shift lever looks like it’s polished predecessor, replete with replaceable rubber boot.
    I wonder if the transmission shifts as smooth as the old Burman box? Probably not, since the rpm’s are now faster at idle.
    The clutch release lever looks Kreidler, if you could see the left side of a Kreidler with a cowling removed, it does. We tortured one for 3-(Houston) summers.

    How ’bout the noodling exhaust and back-pressure mufflers? Or what? :)
    I think the longer the straight section of tailpiece after the muffler, the mellower the tone. Those look 4-5″.

    This is a comforting bike to look at.

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Sep 1st, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    ~ The passenger grab-rail ~

    A 1/2″ chrome round-bar that fastens under this back seat (proposed) and rises up an inch above the back of the seat and matches it’s contour, would provide an excellent two-fisted grip and fore-arm back support for a passenger with their hands held behind them. Once you get used to it, the riding style comes natural. But first you need to make one. :)

    Everybody that owned a British bike 1953-1959, rode like that.
    BSA had a chrome grab-rail in the 50′s,, and the flat-rubber fold-up rear pegs. If you tried to ride -passenger any other way than regulation hands behind your back, (hanging around the Houston Chronicle paper-depot), you’d get beat-up or chased through their perpetual bonfire . :)

  3. 3 nicker Sep 2nd, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Hmmmmmmm…???

    RE:
    “…Looking as if it could have come from legendary Triumph designer Edward Turner himself, Mustang’s Classic Seat for the Bonneville …”

    Don’t think Turner had much interest in seats……

    He was an engineer, an engine designer. Father of the Square-4 (essentially 2 Triumph 500s in the same case).

    “… On 16 April 1925 “The Motor Cycle” published drawings by Turner of an OHC single he had designed…” “… his second design, a 350 cc OHC single…” “…Turner conceived the Square Four engine in 1928… showing drawings of his engine design to motorcycle manufacturers… rejected by BSA, but adopted by Ariel. …”

    -nicker-

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