Grey Top Retro Seat – Triumph New Bonneville 2001-2015

(19 customer reviews)

£ 210.00 +VAT if applicable

Triumph Bonneville seats are suitable for EFI and Carb models, including T100, Thruxton & Scrambler.

In stock

4.79 out of 5

Grey top, black sides, gold logo and white piping, a Classic Sixties look!

Our Triumph Bonneville seats are suitable for EFI and Carb models, including T100, Thruxton & Scrambler. 2001-2016 (Air Cooled Models only)

Now come complete with side brackets (Hooks) which can also be purchased here

Made in the UK!

The seats are the same length as the standard stock seats but slightly narrower. A great looking seat which harks back to the true classic Triumph. A great finishing touch to your Bonnie!

19 reviews for Grey Top Retro Seat – Triumph New Bonneville 2001-2015

  1. John Cameron (verified owner)

    Put this on my Bonneville Black and it looks great! Much more comfortable than the stock seat plus gives me a bit of extra leg room. 2 minute job to swap them over and I was back on the road!

  2. John Cameron

    Very Happy

    Put this on my Bonneville Black and it looks great! Much more comfortable than the stock seat plus gives me a bit of extra leg room. 2 minute job to swap them over and I was back on the road!

  3. ray-bid (verified owner)

    I love my '06 T100 to this day, but there are two glaring faults from the day I got it…the tranny is geared too low and screams for a sixth gear, and the stock seat is a nightmare for comfort. Fortunately, the tranny issue can be addressed by changing the final drive ratio from the stock 43/18 sprockets. Us Yanks across the pond do a lot of open highway riding where you can cruise at 70+mph for miles. Spinning 4500 rpm at 70 mph is too much and running a sprocket ratio of 41/19 gives the Bonnie longer legs and reduces high speed cruising revs. This is the beauty of chain drive…we can set up our machines to accommodate whatever our riding style is.
    I have been riding for 30 years now, and I've seen many trends in the industry. Most motorcycle manufacturers give little thought to the stock seats they slap on a new bike. Their major concern is something that looks stylish and compliments the look of the bike. They also have a sly profit motive, in that they offer many upgraded seat versions at a significant cost. Triumph follows this recipe to the letter. The stock "breadloaf" Bonneville seat is a must to keep the classic retro look going. But go on a long ride over 100 miles and you will be cursing that flimsy plank. There is nothing worse than being over a 100 miles from home when your tailbone and rear starts aching from every little bump on the road. Then each mile ridden seems like ten and what started out as a pleasant day's ride, now becomes a painful endurance contest just to get back home. Over the years, I have owned Corbin and Sargent seats on previous bikes. These are extremely well designed and offer superior levels of comfort because they use a high quality, dense foam that gives support in all of the right places. I have logged many 500+mile days in those saddles and walked away fresh and pain-free at the end of the day. With that being said, let's consider what is currently being offered for the Bonneville these days. The Triumph "upgrade" seats still fall short in comfort and come with a hefty price tag, so I passed on that option. Sargent does not currently offer a seat, but Corbin does. Corbin also offers a wide variety of materials, including leather and colors where you can custom build an exotic or simple seat based on your tastes. If you examine their website, you will see their seats do not fit the classic retro Bonneville style and look out of place on the bike. Plus they are charging a premium price (currently the highest priced aftermarket seat going for Bonneville's) and a long wait time to custom build and deliver your seat. Sigh…Triumph dropped the ball, and the Corbin seat looks like combat boots on a centerfold model.
    I found British Bike Bits website and was highly intrigued by their offerings for the Bonneville. I started corresponding with Mr. Danny Page and proposed many questions about their products. Mr. Page was honest and made no exaggerated claims about their seats. I agree with him in that leather is not a smart choice of material for a motorcycle seat. It requires too much maintenance and a few rides through some heavy rainstorms can make any leather product an ugly, sagging mess. Good quality vinyl keeps it's shape and a quick cleaning with Armor-All keeps it looking brand new. These seats look gorgeous too and totally compliment the Bonneville's classic styling. So I was convinced and ordered one.
    A few days later, my seat arrived and I marveled at it when unpacked. The vinyl was high quality and the grey/black scheme looked smashing. The golden Triumph logo on the back was further testimony to it's beauty and style. The foam felt super dense and I could not wait to take this for a ride.
    After removing the stock seat, I took off the seat hooks and installed them on the bottom of the new seat. One of the bolt holes was stripped out, not a big deal, I used some Loc-tite and tightened them down. The rear seat bolts have very thin metal tabs that should line up with the bike's bolt holes. When I settled the new saddle into position, the metal tabs sat over an inch higher than the bolt holes. Reviewer R Mac on this website had the same problem. I pushed down hard, but that was a hassle, so I used thick washers on each tab between the seat base and tabs. This extended the tabs down enough to line up the slots with the bolt holes. Overall, this told me the rear end base of this seat bowed upward slightly to cause this issue. Mr. Page insisted that most customers were satisfied with these seats and did not have any issues. This is a minor flaw, but one reason I did not give this seat five stars. The metal tabs are very thin and bendable. Mr. Page said these tabs do not bear any stress and basically position the seat in place. Although I initially agreed, a thicker grade of tab would have been a much more prudent choice, especially after many miles with a passenger onboard. I noticed this seat sat about one inch back from the gas tank. The stock seat cradles the tank close and looks good in doing so. This gap is not glaringly obvious, but not something I appreciate on a premium priced product. This could have been addressed with more adjustable mounting tabs on the rear that also allow forward/rearward placement of the seat. This feature should be incorporated on future models to allow a customer to fine-tune the position of the saddle on the bike. This would actually be an asset that allows that extra degree of flexibility. Finally, the chrome strip along the bottom edge of the seat came up short near the front…again, a small nit-pick, but it would look much better if it was extended to the very end. This trim is more of a matte silver color than chrome, but looks darn good overall as a finishing touch. Here is a fantastic tip for you guys who buy this seat or another model with this trim. Go to Wal-Mart and you can buy a package of 18 feet of chrome door edge molding in the auto accessory department for a mere ten dollars. This will be enough to outline your rear fender and gas tank with a classy look to compliment the seat trim. Believe me, it is one of those subtle WOW factors worth doing.
    Installation nit-picks aside, now it was time to test ride this seat. The moment I sat on it, I knew it was way better than stock, but long miles would be the ultimate test. I am six feet tall, heavy set and use highway pegs 99% of the time I ride my Bonnie, so a seat gets the ultimate testing under these conditions. I came back after many long 100+mile day runs with a big grin on my face and free of any pain or discomfort. The smashing good looks and high comfort level will have me recommend these seats to any Bonneville rider. The minor design flaws I encountered keep me from giving this five stars, but if you want high comfort and perfect styling, do not hesitate to buy this seat.
    (Customer Bike Pictured above)

  4. CJ (verified owner)

    I was expecting a long wait for this seat but I got it on Tuesday after ordering Monday!
    Dropped straight on to my bike with no issues.
    Went for my first ride yesterday evening and am so far very impressed! It gives me a little extra leg room as it is thicker than the original seat so improves my riding position!

  5. CJ

    Comfy Bum!

    I was expecting a long wait for this seat but I got it on Tuesday after ordering Monday!
    Dropped straight on to my bike with no issues.
    Went for my first ride yesterday evening and am so far very impressed! It gives me a little extra leg room as it is thicker than the original seat so improves my riding position!

  6. ray-bid

    A very nice seat with some minor glitches.

    I love my ’06 T100 to this day, but there are two glaring faults from the day I got it…the tranny is geared too low and screams for a sixth gear, and the stock seat is a nightmare for comfort. Fortunately, the tranny issue can be addressed by changing the final drive ratio from the stock 43/18 sprockets. Us Yanks across the pond do a lot of open highway riding where you can cruise at 70+mph for miles. Spinning 4500 rpm at 70 mph is too much and running a sprocket ratio of 41/19 gives the Bonnie longer legs and reduces high speed cruising revs. This is the beauty of chain drive…we can set up our machines to accommodate whatever our riding style is.
    I have been riding for 30 years now, and I’ve seen many trends in the industry. Most motorcycle manufacturers give little thought to the stock seats they slap on a new bike. Their major concern is something that looks stylish and compliments the look of the bike. They also have a sly profit motive, in that they offer many upgraded seat versions at a significant cost. Triumph follows this recipe to the letter. The stock “breadloaf” Bonneville seat is a must to keep the classic retro look going. But go on a long ride over 100 miles and you will be cursing that flimsy plank. There is nothing worse than being over a 100 miles from home when your tailbone and rear starts aching from every little bump on the road. Then each mile ridden seems like ten and what started out as a pleasant day’s ride, now becomes a painful endurance contest just to get back home. Over the years, I have owned Corbin and Sargent seats on previous bikes. These are extremely well designed and offer superior levels of comfort because they use a high quality, dense foam that gives support in all of the right places. I have logged many 500+mile days in those saddles and walked away fresh and pain-free at the end of the day. With that being said, let’s consider what is currently being offered for the Bonneville these days. The Triumph “upgrade” seats still fall short in comfort and come with a hefty price tag, so I passed on that option. Sargent does not currently offer a seat, but Corbin does. Corbin also offers a wide variety of materials, including leather and colors where you can custom build an exotic or simple seat based on your tastes. If you examine their website, you will see their seats do not fit the classic retro Bonneville style and look out of place on the bike. Plus they are charging a premium price (currently the highest priced aftermarket seat going for Bonneville’s) and a long wait time to custom build and deliver your seat. Sigh…Triumph dropped the ball, and the Corbin seat looks like combat boots on a centerfold model.
    I found British Bike Bits website and was highly intrigued by their offerings for the Bonneville. I started corresponding with Mr. Danny Page and proposed many questions about their products. Mr. Page was honest and made no exaggerated claims about their seats. I agree with him in that leather is not a smart choice of material for a motorcycle seat. It requires too much maintenance and a few rides through some heavy rainstorms can make any leather product an ugly, sagging mess. Good quality vinyl keeps it’s shape and a quick cleaning with Armor-All keeps it looking brand new. These seats look gorgeous too and totally compliment the Bonneville’s classic styling. So I was convinced and ordered one.
    A few days later, my seat arrived and I marveled at it when unpacked. The vinyl was high quality and the grey/black scheme looked smashing. The golden Triumph logo on the back was further testimony to it’s beauty and style. The foam felt super dense and I could not wait to take this for a ride.
    After removing the stock seat, I took off the seat hooks and installed them on the bottom of the new seat. One of the bolt holes was stripped out, not a big deal, I used some Loc-tite and tightened them down. The rear seat bolts have very thin metal tabs that should line up with the bike’s bolt holes. When I settled the new saddle into position, the metal tabs sat over an inch higher than the bolt holes. Reviewer R Mac on this website had the same problem. I pushed down hard, but that was a hassle, so I used thick washers on each tab between the seat base and tabs. This extended the tabs down enough to line up the slots with the bolt holes. Overall, this told me the rear end base of this seat bowed upward slightly to cause this issue. Mr. Page insisted that most customers were satisfied with these seats and did not have any issues. This is a minor flaw, but one reason I did not give this seat five stars. The metal tabs are very thin and bendable. Mr. Page said these tabs do not bear any stress and basically position the seat in place. Although I initially agreed, a thicker grade of tab would have been a much more prudent choice, especially after many miles with a passenger onboard. I noticed this seat sat about one inch back from the gas tank. The stock seat cradles the tank close and looks good in doing so. This gap is not glaringly obvious, but not something I appreciate on a premium priced product. This could have been addressed with more adjustable mounting tabs on the rear that also allow forward/rearward placement of the seat. This feature should be incorporated on future models to allow a customer to fine-tune the position of the saddle on the bike. This would actually be an asset that allows that extra degree of flexibility. Finally, the chrome strip along the bottom edge of the seat came up short near the front…again, a small nit-pick, but it would look much better if it was extended to the very end. This trim is more of a matte silver color than chrome, but looks darn good overall as a finishing touch. Here is a fantastic tip for you guys who buy this seat or another model with this trim. Go to Wal-Mart and you can buy a package of 18 feet of chrome door edge molding in the auto accessory department for a mere ten dollars. This will be enough to outline your rear fender and gas tank with a classy look to compliment the seat trim. Believe me, it is one of those subtle WOW factors worth doing.
    Installation nit-picks aside, now it was time to test ride this seat. The moment I sat on it, I knew it was way better than stock, but long miles would be the ultimate test. I am six feet tall, heavy set and use highway pegs 99% of the time I ride my Bonnie, so a seat gets the ultimate testing under these conditions. I came back after many long 100+mile day runs with a big grin on my face and free of any pain or discomfort. The smashing good looks and high comfort level will have me recommend these seats to any Bonneville rider. The minor design flaws I encountered keep me from giving this five stars, but if you want high comfort and perfect styling, do not hesitate to buy this seat.
    (Customer Bike Pictured above)

  7. raybid (verified owner)

    Nobody can argue with me when I say that the most important comfort factor on any motorcycle is the seat. After 30 years of riding, believe me I know that a good seat makes an all day, 100+ miles, ride a pleasure, while a bad seat turns the ride into a painful nightmare. Most bike manufacturers slap on cheap planks that look stylish, but come up way too short in the comfort department. Of course they slyly know this, then turn around and offer several "upgraded" seat versions. Triumph is a good example of this, in that their other seats fall short in comfort and style, while commanding a hefty price tag. To make matters worse for us Bonneville owners, the classic "bread loaf" style is a must for our bikes…deviate away from that look and you get a hideous seat that looks like combat boots on a centerfold babe. So just what is available on the aftermarket for us dedicated Bonnie riders?
    I have owned Corbin and Sargent seats in the past on other bikes. These seats offer superior comfort levels because they use a quality, dense foam that gives support in all of the right places. Unfortunately, Sargent does not currently offer a seat for the Bonneville, but Corbin does. The Corbin seats can be customized with different materials and colors to create an exotic or simple look based on your tastes. But look at their styling and they flat out look terrible on the Bonneville, plus they carry the highest price tag in all aftermarket Bonneville offerings. You better be patient too, because it can take weeks for them to build your seat and finally ship it to you.
    I found the British Bike Bits website and was intrigued by their offerings. These seats look gorgeous and the price is fairly reasonable. I started corresponding with Mr. Danny Page and posed several questions about their seats. Mr. Page is a real gentleman and made no exaggerated claims about these seats. I agree with him in that leather is not a practical material for a bike seat. We all know that a few rides through some nasty rainstorms can turn any fine leather product into an ugly, sagging mess. So good quality vinyl is the preferred seat covering. I was soon convinced to place an order for one of these seats.
    Four days later, the seat arrived at my front door…kudos to the blokes across the Pond…they are quicker than most companies here in the USA. When I unpacked it, I marveled at the sheer quality in my hands. The website pictures do not do justice to these fine seats. The vinyl was high quality and the details were stunning. The gold Triumph logo on the back was a touch of total class. The lower trim strip is a matte silver color that gives a classy outline. It comes up about one inch short on each side at the front, but that is a very tiny nit-pick. The foam felt super dense and I could not wait to test ride this seat.
    When I installed this seat, the seat hooks from the stock seat bolted on in position, but you have to be very careful not to cross-thread the bolts in. The thin metal tabs at the back of the seat did not line up with the bike's seat bolt holes and sat about one inch too high up. I had to press down really hard on the seat, which was a hassle, then I temporarily put three thick washers between the seat base and metal tabs to lower the tabs into position. When I told Mr. Page about this minor quirk, he insisted that all other customers had no fitting issues with these seats and were happy with them. My seat base may have been slightly out of spec and there is one other reviewer on this website who had the same issue. Those thin metal tabs could be thicker for extra strength too. These are the minor flaws that make me subtract 1/4 Star in this review. I was able to remedy both issues with a quick trip to the local home improvement store. I bought two 1 1/2" ninety degree thicker metal brackets that I drilled, sawed, and grinded down to bolt right onto the seat and line up perfectly with the bolt holes. This also enabled me to set the seat about 1/2" closer to the tank for a snugger fit like the stock seat. So a little Yank ingenuity gave me exactly what I wanted. Here's another great tip for you guys who buy this seat or another with the lower seat trimming. Go to Wal-mart or auto supply store and buy an 18' package of chrome strip door moulding for a mere ten bucks. This will give you enough length to outline your gas tank and rear fender. This will blend in beautifully with the seat trim and give your bike that subtle WOW factor! My bike picture is on this site…check it out.
    The moment I sat on this seat, I knew it was way better than stock. After a couple long 100+ mile rides, I felt fresh and no back or bottom pain. I'm six feet tall, heavy build, and use highway pegs 99% of the time I ride my Bonnie, so this was extreme testing conditions. Rarely does comfort and style go together…the more you add to one, the more you subtract from the other. But these wonderful Brits managed to score big in both catagories. The styling is absolutely perfect and totally belongs on the Bonneville. I'm getting lots of envious comments about how classy the seat looks from other riders. The comfort level is right up there too with all day riding capability. If you ride a Bonneville, this is the absolute BEST aftermarket seat you will find in the world for it. If I ever get across the Pond, I'm buying all of you lads a couple rounds of Guinness!

  8. raybid (verified owner)

    Nobody can argue with me when I say that the most important comfort factor on any motorcycle is the seat. After 30 years of riding, believe me I know that a good seat makes an all day, 100+ miles, ride a pleasure, while a bad seat turns the ride into a painful nightmare. Most bike manufacturers slap on cheap planks that look stylish, but come up way too short in the comfort department. Of course they slyly know this, then turn around and offer several "upgraded" seat versions. Triumph is a good example of this, in that their other seats fall short in comfort and style, while commanding a hefty price tag. To make matters worse for us Bonneville owners, the classic "bread loaf" style is a must for our bikes…deviate away from that look and you get a hideous seat that looks like combat boots on a centerfold babe. So just what is available on the aftermarket for us dedicated Bonnie riders?
    I have owned Corbin and Sargent seats in the past on other bikes. These seats offer superior comfort levels because they use a quality, dense foam that gives support in all of the right places. Unfortunately, Sargent does not currently offer a seat for the Bonneville, but Corbin does. The Corbin seats can be customized with different materials and colors to create an exotic or simple look based on your tastes. But look at their styling and they flat out look terrible on the Bonneville, plus they carry the highest price tag in all aftermarket Bonneville offerings. You better be patient too, because it can take weeks for them to build your seat and finally ship it to you.
    I found the British Bike Bits website and was intrigued by their offerings. These seats look gorgeous and the price is fairly reasonable. I started corresponding with Mr. Danny Page and posed several questions about their seats. Mr. Page is a real gentleman and made no exaggerated claims about these seats. I agree with him in that leather is not a practical material for a bike seat. We all know that a few rides through some nasty rainstorms can turn any fine leather product into an ugly, sagging mess. So good quality vinyl is the preferred seat covering. I was soon convinced to place an order for one of these seats.
    Four days later, the seat arrived at my front door…kudos to the blokes across the Pond…they are quicker than most companies here in the USA. When I unpacked it, I marveled at the sheer quality in my hands. The website pictures do not do justice to these fine seats. The vinyl was high quality and the details were stunning. The gold Triumph logo on the back was a touch of total class. The lower trim strip is a matte silver color that gives a classy outline. It comes up about one inch short on each side at the front, but that is a very tiny nit-pick. The foam felt super dense and I could not wait to test ride this seat.
    When I installed this seat, the seat hooks from the stock seat bolted on in position, but you have to be very careful not to cross-thread the bolts in. The thin metal tabs at the back of the seat did not line up with the bike's seat bolt holes and sat about one inch too high up. I had to press down really hard on the seat, which was a hassle, then I temporarily put three thick washers between the seat base and metal tabs to lower the tabs into position. When I told Mr. Page about this minor quirk, he insisted that all other customers had no fitting issues with these seats and were happy with them. My seat base may have been slightly out of spec and there is one other reviewer on this website who had the same issue. Those thin metal tabs could be thicker for extra strength too. These are the minor flaws that make me subtract 1/4 Star in this review. I was able to remedy both issues with a quick trip to the local home improvement store. I bought two 1 1/2" ninety degree thicker metal brackets that I drilled, sawed, and grinded down to bolt right onto the seat and line up perfectly with the bolt holes. This also enabled me to set the seat about 1/2" closer to the tank for a snugger fit like the stock seat. So a little Yank ingenuity gave me exactly what I wanted. Here's another great tip for you guys who buy this seat or another with the lower seat trimming. Go to Wal-mart or auto supply store and buy an 18' package of chrome strip door moulding for a mere ten bucks. This will give you enough length to outline your gas tank and rear fender. This will blend in beautifully with the seat trim and give your bike that subtle WOW factor! My bike picture is on this site…check it out.
    The moment I sat on this seat, I knew it was way better than stock. After a couple long 100+ mile rides, I felt fresh and no back or bottom pain. I'm six feet tall, heavy build, and use highway pegs 99% of the time I ride my Bonnie, so this was extreme testing conditions. Rarely does comfort and style go together…the more you add to one, the more you subtract from the other. But these wonderful Brits managed to score big in both catagories. The styling is absolutely perfect and totally belongs on the Bonneville. I'm getting lots of envious comments about how classy the seat looks from other riders. The comfort level is right up there too with all day riding capability. If you ride a Bonneville, this is the absolute BEST aftermarket seat you will find in the world for it. If I ever get across the Pond, I'm buying all of you lads a couple rounds of Guinness!

  9. raybid (verified owner)

    I am ray-bid, the writer of the extensive review on this site. After one year of lots of riding, I have to now give this seat 5 stars. The picture of it on my bike does not do it proper justice. Whenever I stop at gas stations or parking lots, bikers come over to admire my beautiful Bonneville. Compliments about the seat register high…This is a blast from the past…The old banana seat that was so unique to the Bonneville. The comfort of this seat is top notch after long rides and it still looks as good as the day I unpacked and mounted it. Easy care, good comfort, and loads of compliments from people says you cannot go wrong with these fantastic seats. Long live Danny Page and the fine blokes across the Pond. They are putting out a "must have" product for any serious Bonneville owner. I checked out many other products on both sides of the Pond, and this one is worth every penny spent.

  10. Guest (verified owner)

    Superb seat comfortable quality.Worth every penny.Highly recommended
    by this 66 year old expat.

  11. S (verified owner)

    My stock seat on my '08 bonnie was cracking, and after debating whether to replace it with the same seat or do an upgrade, I settled on this one. I made the right decision! It arrived four days after I placed the order- I live in California- so I was already impressed by the shipping. The seat is beautiful, much more so than the photos show. The logo is embossed, for some reason this detail really impressed me.

    Installation was a little tricky to get the seat bolts to line up. This is the only complaint I have about it and it's so minor. The comfort of this seat is far better than the flat stock seat- it feels more ergonomic, and the small boost in height feels right to my overall riding position. With all of that, the way the seat makes the bike look is just fantastic. The grey top, the chrome trim, all of it just takes the look of great bike to an even greater level.

  12. Ghislain Dhulst (verified owner)

    avec cette selle ma moto est complètemetn transformée , wouaw quel look rétro super

    de plus nettement plus confortable que la selle d'origine

  13. Richard O. (verified owner)

    I'm sitting here wondering why I paid $359.00 for a seat , that you have listed again for $ 255.00, i am returning my original purchase ,

  14. Warut R. (verified owner)

    Great Product, Superb fast service.

  15. Mike B. (verified owner)

    Fantastic quality seat that makes my bonneville look like a completely different bike more in fitting to 1960’s which is what I wanted

  16. john m. (verified owner)

    Good looking and comfortable seat.

  17. ben d. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this grey top seat. Be sure to order the one you want as there are three grey top seats offered for sale

  18. Kevin W. (verified owner)

    Brilliant seat
    Looks fantastic
    Unbelievable service

  19. Daimi T. (verified owner)

    Great!!!

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