Since Yamaha first presented the Star Bolt to the public during Daytona Bike Week last spring, response has been electrifying. The basic bare bones bike has struck a chord with many customizers, while the fuel-injected 950cc air-cooled powerplant seems to resonate with hardcore riders as well. Whether in stock form or fixed up, the Bolt was one of the real sales success stories of 2013.
Mustang, a manufacturer of handcrafted seats and motorcycle accessories, has introduced a line of three seats, matching pillions, back rests and accessories such as studded sissy bar pads for Bolt riders looking to replace the stock seat.
Starting with the Tripper Fastback and progressing to a pair of solo-style seats, Mustang has an aftermarket saddle for virtually every Bolt owner. The two-up Tripper Fastback features a 10˝ wide driver seat, cut low to provide good back support for the rider. The Fastback portion of the Tripper seat is tapered in back, but still offers a reasonable degree of passenger comfort.
If you prefer to fly solo, then perhaps the Wide Vintage Solo version is the seat for you? The 14˝ wide front bucket positions the pilot at the ideal cruising angle. Like the Bolt itself, the stripped down Vintage Solo saddle comes without studs or conchos.
A third option is the Wide Solo Seat, complete with optional studs and conchos for those so inclined. The 14” wide front bucket sits the driver at the ideal cruising angle. The optional 10˝ wide passenger seat extends forward to provide ample back support for the driver. Further increasing the versatility of both solo saddles are the matching passenger seat. The 10˝wide passenger pads feature Mustang’s unique internal steel support wings to keep the entire width of the molded foam supported. Fully adjustable, easily removable driver backrests are optionally available for both styles of solo saddles.
Part #75690 Tripper Fastback
Part #75693 Wide Vintage Solo
Part #75691 Wide Studded Solo