Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL
MUSTANG SEAT - review after 2,000 miles
For reference - I am 5'8", 30" inseam, 190 lb.
Got my bike (2011 900 classic LT) in November. Rode about 2k miles on stock seat. It was TERRIBLE. Butt fatigue, back fatigue, and worst of all - the seating position put such a strain on one of my upper leg/hip muscles that I had trouble lifting my leg to get my pants on!
Put the mustang seat (Part Number: 79416, one piece touring with back rest) on about 2k miles ago. Was not sold when originally rode on it. Yes - it did raise me up (an inch or so?), and it felt too firm and "small". So (living in central Fl) I decided to drive up to Ormond Beach and try out the "Ultimate Seats" product. During the 2 hour drive to Ormond Beach (on the Mustang seat) I kept noticing how comfortable I really was - no back or butt problem, no shifting around on the seat to get comfortable, etc. So by the time I arrive at the Ultimate factory, I was pretty sold on the Mustang seat. I had the Ultimate seat installed and went for a short ride. It actually was VERY similar to the Mustang seat. Looked almost the same. Felt almost the same. Had Ultimate take it off, put the Mustang back on, and rode home. (BTW - Ultimate personnel were very professional - were happy to let me demo their seat, and never pressured me, and had Ultimate been the first seat I had bought, probably would still be riding on it).
So now, 2k miles later, am happy to report that I can ride for hours on end with NO back or butt problems. Am only limited by my overall fatigue factor. And the comfort factor is awesome - just plunk my butt down and ride, and never have to move about. And my occasional passenger says she is much more comfortable on the Mustang seat (compared to stock).
I ordered my seat directly from Mustang (if you read the fine print from other dealers, the money back / trial period deal is not quite as good as from Mustang direct). I called them up direct, asked for a supervisor, and then asked for a discount to match their dealers prices. They sold it to me for $544 (seat + backrest), free shipping.