Tag Archives: Yamaha Bolt


15 Jul

Mustang Springs Solo Seats On Bolt Buyers


Who knew what a blank canvas Yamaha was introducing back when they busted out the Bolt during Daytona Bike Week in 2013. Like its namesake, the Bolt electrified the marketplace and charged up a bunch of custom builders to create their versions of the bike. DZ BratBolt2Ranging from the Roland Sands Design dirt track-inspired machine to the Burly Brand “Brat” bike built by David Zemla, the Bolt has proven to be an incredibly versatile platform for the customization crowd.

While we can’t answer the question posed by Cycle World magazine: “Is Yamaha’s Bolt a better Sportster than the Sportster?” — we were ready with the answer for aftermarket seating options. Initially we offered our Wide Studded Solo, Tripper Fastback™ and Vintage Solo seats for the Bolt. Now lightning strikes again for the Bolt with our new Spring Solo seats exclusively for the Yamaha bobber.

While some pundits say it is a “tractor seat” that is exactly what the customer wants in many cases. While it may look the part, Mustang’s Spring Solo seat combines an old-school look with 21st-century comfort. A pair of seat springs installed on a solid steel frame cover serve a functional purpose rather than being just a cosmetic afterthought.

Technological upgrades from your great grandfather’s John Deere include an advanced expanded vinyl cover, marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, and Mustang’s controlled density molded foam for maximum support and comfort. A well-contrived hinge at the nose of the seat makes accessing the matching underseat storage pouch a snap!

BikeBoltSpeaking of a snap, the customization process takes less than 5 minutes, and requires just a couple tools. No trimming, grinding or welding required! There is even a comprehensive installation video demonstrating just how easy it is to make the switch to the retro spring solo seat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oF60lXQbUg

Beating The Bad Weather Blues With A Bolt Out Of The Blue!

9 Jan

WaDCSnowWith apologies to Ray Charles and his seminal lyrics, if it wasn’t for bad weather, we would have no weather at all this winter. Our big plans to take a bite out of the Big Apple and bring attention to Dave Perewitz “Signature Series” Custom Seat program at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows event in New York was something of a bust. A native New Englander like Mustang, our friend Dave had no problem making it to the Jacob Javits Center in December, but the media and the crowds were another story. Rather than crying the blues, we decided to press on.

When the IMS tour started back up in January, the forecast for the Detroit show was looking pretty grim. Hoping that the record cold snap would uh, snap, we held onto the electrifying news of Mustang’s new seats for the Yamaha Bolt for another week until the IMS tour reached Washington, DC. Hopefully it was worth the wait for owners of Yamaha’s galvanizing new bike.

Bolt3Yamaha seems to have captured lightning in a bottle with the new Star Bolt. Since it was first presented to the public during Daytona Bike Week last spring, response has been nothing but positive… even among the normally negative media outlets. The bare bones bike has struck a chord with many customizers, while the fuel-injected 950cc air-cooled engine really resonates with hardcore riders. About the only thing we could see shorting out was the stock seat. So Mustang charged ahead with a range of three seats, matching pillions, fully adjustable back rests and accessories such as matching fender bibs, tank bibs and even studded sissy bar pads.

Starting with the Tripper Fastback™ and progressing to a pair of solo-style seats, we have a replacement seat for virtually every Bolt owner. Our popular 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.

But we aren’t done singing our praises, yet. Fully adjustable, easily removable driver backrests are optionally available for both styles of solo saddles. These built-in backrests offer more features than any other backrest on the market and are ideal for longer rides.

Clean, class, comfort… Mustang has three compelling reasons for Bolt buyer’s to consider swapping saddles. Despite being handcrafted in America, Mustang’s replacement seats for the Bolt won’t break the bank, either: MSRP for the Tripper Fastback and Wide Vintage Solo is just $319 and the Wide Studded Solo version is only a couple bucks more at $329.

If you couldn’t make it to the IMS tour stops, click on:  http://bit.ly/1evfKQV