British Customs Introduces Slammer Seat For Triumph Modern Classics
The original Triumph Bonneville is such an iconic motorcycle with a huge following around the world. So when Triumph reintroduced the modern version of the Bonneville, followed by the Thruxton and America, those who were inspired by Steve McQueen‘s or Marlon Brando‘s antics, but didn’t want to mess with fixing an old motorcycle, found renewed interest. From re-entry riders to trendy hipsters, Triumph has found success with the modern classic lineup. Now British Customs, a company out of Southern California, has developed a new saddle, the “Slammer Seat,” to expose more of the natural beauty of all three machines.
The low-profile Slammer Seat strips away some of the unnecessary bulk from the factory seat by removing 0.5-inch to 0.75-inch around the edges to expose the factory sub-frame rails. The Slammer Seat also comes in 0.5-inch shorter to expose a bit of the rear fender.
To help achieve the low profile bench look the team removed some of the extra padding, but more than made up for it by integrating a gel insert. The medical-grade gel helps to disperse the rider’s weight, and absorbs shock for long-lasting comfort both on and off the road.
Each Slammer Seat is wrapped in black or brown vinyl, which is then stitched into the tuck and roll style and finished with a BC embossed end cap. The marine-grade vinyl cover affords a classic leather look with the added benefit of long-lasting weather and wear resistance.
The British Customs Slammer Seat mounts using factory screws and does not require any modifications. Quick Release Shorty Low Profile Seat Screws are also compatible with the Slammer Seat.
The Slammer Seat retails for $369.95 and is available at www.british-customs.com, where you can also find a ton of other cool bits for you and your Triumph modern classic.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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