Best Seat For Heritage Softail classic

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One area that riders often find lacking in improvement is the seat and it’s comfort. But let’s be honest, Harley-Davidson motorcycles aren’t particularly well known for their comfortable seated riding over longer distances, especially not for your pillion.
best seat for heritage softail classic

Best Seat For Heritage Softail Classic

One of the most iconic looking rides from the Harley-Davidson® family must come in the form of the Softail® range. This is probably the classic look that jumps into the minds of non-riders when they hear the words Harley-Davidson. It sure was for me, before I started riding. 

Since then I’ve lived and I’ve learnt and in all those years of living I’ve come to find that the Heritage Softail Classic has a way of instilling a certain type of enthusiasm into the unique group of people in this world that are the proud owners of a Heritage Softail Classic.

The earliest Softail production ride came in the form of the FXST back in 1984 and was a huge hit. Two years later Harley released the Heritage Softail Classic with a classic rigid looking chopper style bike of the 70’s, except a lot more comfortable to ride. While the Harley range has continued to grow, the Heritage Softail Classic has undoubtedly remained one of the core pillars of the Harley-Davidson lineup.

While the design hasn’t changed too much, the technology and parts used in the production of the Heritage Softail Classic have certainly undergone some major improvements. One area that riders often find lacking in improvement is the seat and it’s comfort. But let’s be honest, Harley-Davidson motorcycles aren’t particularly well known for their comfortable seated riding over longer distances, especially not for your pillion.

Upgrading the seat can make a HUGE difference to the quality and enjoyment of your ride, and while seats are not the cheapest accessory, when it comes to your own satisfactory gain, a seat upgrade definitely ranks somewhere at the top of the essential accessory upgrades list. With tha in mind, I’ve put together what I believe to be the best value for money seat upgrades for your HD Heritage Softail Classic.

Best Seat For H-D Heritage Softail Classic

Producut Info

The Maverick Daddy Long Legs is a fan favorite among many Harley riders. It’s super comfortable and ideal for long rides that demand a comfortable seat. This is also a great Harley seat for tall riders as it offers a little bit of extra legroom up front. 

The reviews on this bad boy are outstanding. Hows this for example: “I don’t normally review products but felt I had to for this seat….It’s incredible, super comfortable and puts me right where I want to be in the bike. Well worth the money.”

The seat has that custom look without being too over the top which is a big deal for a lot of riders. But either way, for the support and comfort you get out of it, you can’t really go wrong here.

Fits:

  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 1986-1999
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2000-2017
  • Softail Heritage FLST/I 1986-1990
  • Softail Heritage FLST/I 2006
  • Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 1997-1999
  • Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 2000-2003
Producut Info

If you’re not in need of a two-up seat but still like the La Pera range, the Bare Bones solo seat could be your new best friend. Keep in mind, this seat is not designed to maximize comfort. It’s designed for its ultra minimalistic looks. La Pera themselves have said that this seat is not designed for long touring rides, but more ideal for someone looking to switch from the stock seat for short bar hopping styled riding. For longer rides you could always look at getting a seat pad.

Save money on a more basic looking seat without compromising on quality. The style is super minimalistic which is nice if you want to expose the frame and “bare bones” of your ride.

Fits:

  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2000-2007
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 1986-1999
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2008-2017
  • Softail Heritage FLST/I 2006
  • Softail Heritage FLST/I 1986-1990
  • Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 2000-2003
  • Softail Heritage Springer FLSTS/I 1997-1999
Producut Info

The Mustang brand has been around since 1980, a proud brand handcrafted in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. They back themselves by saying “We go the distance” down to every last stitch. So rest assured that quality is the key priority when buying a Mustang seat. Riders unanimously agree that this seat is super comfortable and worth every penny. Unlike the solo La Pera seat from above, this seat is focussed on comfort and looks. This will raise you a little higher than the stock seat which also helps in offering a little extra rider space in all the right areas. Opt for the seat with the backrest option, you won’t believe how fast and simple it is to remove the backrest – It is not bolted, simply adjust it up and down or even fold it over for passenger mounting. You’ll thank me later.

Fits:

  • Softail Heritage Classic 114 FLHCS 2018-2020
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLHC 2018-2020
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 1986-1999
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2000-2005
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC/I 2006-2017
  • Softail Heritage FLST/I 1986-1990

Last Checkpoint

These would be my top picks when it comes to finding the best seat for a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic. One other seat you might consider is the Saddlemen Renegade Seat which is also highly rated among riders. It sports a low down seat height with a nice wide seating area full of special foam density compounds and SaddleGel technologies which help to improve pressure on your tailbone. Let me know how it goes in the comments below!

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