Corbinís Classic Solo Saddle & Passenger Pillions give your VTX 1300 Retro a nostalgic look and excellent comfort. Provides the use of our removable backrest for 16 inches of vertical back support in the rider's position. Our sculpted seating position gives maximized body contact and provides true touring comfort with a bucket that gives plenty of body support. Our neutralized seat platform offers an easier reach to the ground and a more ergonomic position on the bike.
For total touring support, we offer several styles of removable backrest that work in the Classic Solo. The Ovalbac® model backrest shown here is our model #02-S and provides the best blend of good looks and sculpted support. Ovalbac® models provide good support without trapping heat against your body... they also make a great hand hold while moving your bike around the garage. Simple to install, just slide the backrest shaft into the saddle and secure with the included set screw. Backrest angle is adjustable to provide a tailored fit to your posture and adjustment is done without removing the backrest from the seat.
Corbin's 50's style rear seat easily bolts up along with the Corbin solo and keeps a sleek, vintage look with capabilities for passengers. We build this model low to look sly, but use our high density Comfort Cell® foam for a firm supportive ride. We also have a Touring Pillion seat available that provides longer range comfort for your copilot (see next image). Our Touring pillion is ergonomically engineered for better weight dispersion and support. Naturally both models are built to match your Classic Solo for a totally integrated look.
Both saddles and backrest are richly tailored with genuine leather seating panels and built with Corbin's Comfort Cell® foam. Our exclusive foam material is almost twice as firm as the stock foam to give you support that lasts and doesn't compress down over time. This "Closed Cell" foam will feel firm at first, but over the miles you will notice it doesn't compress down like the stock foam and continues to provide resilience for the long haul. Additionally, it will break in over time to provide a personalized fit to your posture.
Choose from a wide range of leather and decorating options (all included) for your new seat. Leather will provide a nice perch that breathes with your body and will break in along with the foam shape for a personalized fit. For an added bit of a nostalgic touch, specify Chrome Studs on your order like the model shown here (also at no additional charge). Corbin's backrest system works with or without a pillion saddle in place. Corbin pillion seats work with your VTX sissy bar if equipped.
If you prefer a totally solo look, you can run the Corbin Classic Solo seat without a passenger pillion. This looks very nice on the VTX models showing off that flashy rear fender. Corbin's backrest system is supported internally, so there are no unsightly brackets to clutter up the clean look of your bike. To keep things looking clean, chrome button head screws (not included) into the holes in your fender is a simple solution. Since the saddles install easily, you can simply convert your bike from this solo look to dual with just a few screws and a few minutes of your time.
If you opt for one of the Ovalbac® series backrests as shown here (model #02-S), you can further customize the look of you bike with rear finishing plate options. Made of ABS, our standard model has a leather look to it, but you can also choose a Carbon-Fiber look, Aluminum look or primer if you want to custom paint one. For just a little extra, we can provide a finishing plate prepainted to coordinate with your stock Honda paint job or a new Chromed steel model as shown. Please note, chrome back plates are only available for the model #02-S.
Simple to install, either passenger pillion mounts directly to the Corbin Classic Solo seat with all hardware included. The solo uses two brackets transferred from your stock seat to mount directly to the frame locations originally used. You will also reuse the stock bolts for this. To clean things up a bit, we offer a chromed billet thumbscrew in the proper thread (6mm) to fit your rear fender as shown. This looks very clean and can be installed or removed without tools. These thumbscrews can be used in a variety of applications wherever you want a dressier finish.
Be sure to care for your leather saddle with a quality conditioner like our Saddle Cream. With proper care, your seat will age gracefully developing a unique character and will be your riding buddy for years. Leather conditioner will help it to remain water resistant and supple over time. Beware not to use any cleaners or conditioners that are petroleum based or contain kerosene as this may damage the leather cover over time!
UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY: The design and manufacture of Corbin products is so unique that Mike Corbin himself holds more than 60 United States Patents! From the process itself to new innovations like the Corbin Glovebox, you can count on highly functional and unique products that work. Corbin products are manufactured under one or more of the following US Patents: 6,848,156 B2; 6,729,516 B2; D 489,540S; 6,655,740 B1; 6,422,648 B1; 5,544,937; 5,608,957; 4,953,911; D545,073S & 6,971,714 B1.
FIBERTECH™ BASEPAN: A purpose built, hybrid material that provides a firm foundation to support the carefully designed ergonomics of the Corbin saddle. Provides a precision fit to every arc and contour of the machine and rides on rubber bumpers to protect your paint. We always design our basepans as flat as possible so bumps or odd shapes don't telegraph through the foam to your body. Click on the button at left to learn more...
COMFORT CELL® FOAM: The heart of the Corbin saddle! Our exclusive, purpose built foam material, called Comfort Cell, was created to provide a firm, resilient ride that doesn't break down. This means it will support you for long days on the road. Over time, Comfort Cell will break in to provide a personalized fit to your posture and even greater comfort! For the complete story just click the button.
ERGONOMIC SHAPING: A major part of the design criteria of the Corbin saddle is the Ergonomic shape. This means the saddle's foam shape is designed to emulate the curves of the human body. This provides more square inches of body contact and helps to eliminate hot spots. This shaping also neutralizes the seating platform to help curb sliding in the saddle which reduces fatigue. In a nutshell... more comfort for a longer ride! Just click the button at left for an animation that shows how it works.
PATENTED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY: Always an innovator, Mike Corbin invented Integrated Molding technology which is now the process by which all Corbin saddles are made. This process allows extremely tight tolerances and creates a chemical bond between the foam and base material. To see what this is all about, just click the button for More Info
GENUINE LEATHER: We use leather in all panels of the seat that contact your body. This provides a luxurious ride that breathes with your body. Leather will also break in along with the foam shape to support the personalized fit. Available in a wide range of textures and styles to suit your taste. For more information about leather seating just click away.
CORBIN BACKREST SYSTEM: The first and most versatile removable backrest system available for motorcycles! Corbin's backrests provide added vertical back support and long range comfort. Supported by internal hardware for a very clean look. Backrests adjust to rider's profile for a tailored fit and install or remove easily as desired. A very popular option! Click the button for additional info...
Classic Solo seating: 14.5" wide x 15" long 50's Pillion: 9" wide x 10.5" long Touring Pillion: 11" wide x 10.5" long Rider Seat height: 27"
Installation: Classic solo bolts up to your bike by transferring two brackets from your stock seat. Corbin pillion pads come completely ready to install and bolt to the Corbin Classic Solo. Rear of the pillion is held down to your fender in the standard location using the stock bolt.
Works with the Honda Chrome Solo Rider Rear Carrier (luggage rack that goes over rear fender) Honda's part number is 08L42-MEA-100A. There is about a 2 inch gap from the rear of our seat and the front of the luggage rack, but it still looks great and fits well.
Classic Solo works with the Honda Delux passenger backrest.
Our pillions do not work with the stock Honda front seat.
Corbin saddles (with very few exceptions) include Genuine Leather Seating to provide a luxurious look and feel.... don't let anybody tell you that vinyl is just as good! You wouldn't buy vinyl boots would you?
WARNING: Heater elements (when available) should never be installed in motorcycle seats that will be used by riders that cannot sense heat. This could create a hazardous condition.
Take good care of your new seat and the seat will take good care of you. Designed to help your leather saddle remain weather resistant and keeps the hide supple. This will allow the leather to break in and age gracefully. Great for boots, gloves & jackets too. Simple rub-in, buff out application. *More Info*
Makes seat installation and removal a tool-free snap! Machined billet thumbscrew is polished and chromed for a very clean look. Available in the following sizes:
SAE: 1/4" x 20 or 1/4" x 28 Metric: m5 x .8, m6 x 1.0 or m8 x 1.25 *More Info*
Our most popular backrest model is the perfect blend of form and function. The size looks visually appropriate on most every seat yet is large enough to provide good, sculpted support. Works well in either the rider's or passenger's position. The standard Ovalbac is available with a range of finishing plate options to dress up the rear including chrome! *More Info*
The standard Corbin backrest for years! This model is the same size and shape as the Standard Ovalbac above, but without the hole in the middle. Provides plenty of sculpted back support without looking too big on the bike. Works in both the rider or passenger seating area on virtually all Corbin saddle models. This model also has the option of chrome studs if desired. *More Info*
Like the Standard Ovalbac show above, but with a larger contact area for added support. Works great as a passenger backrest in Dual Touring models. Because of the added width, we do not recommend this model in the front position while carrying a passenger... it may interfere with their legs. Sculpted to provide wide ergonomic support. Offers a variety of finishing plate options to customize the rear (sorry, no chrome). *More Info*
This model is specially designed to be used in the large Dual Touring seats (like HD Baggers) or in Master's Type saddles as found on the Goldwings. Sculpted for extended support both vertically and horizontally, but cut away at the bottom to provide clearance for passenger's legs. A variety of finishing plate options are available to customize the rear. *More Info*
If you want the functionality of a backrest, but also want the smallest appearance possible, this is the backrest model for you. This one is most often used as a rider's backrest in Gunfighter seat models (thus the name). Includes a variety of finishing plate options for the rear. *More Info*
All the functionality of an adjustable backrest, combined with the smallest profile possible. This model is often used as a rider's backrest in Gunfighter seat models just like the #02-G shown above. Includes genuine leather seating and color coordinating options just like our saddles *More Info*
A convenient storage solution that looks great too. Corbin's Glove Box bolts up easily to your #02-S(B) model backrest in place of the rear finishing plate to provide four liters of locking storage. Available in primer or pre-painted. Some color matches are available depending on bike make and model. Comes fully lined too! *More Info*
Want to test drive our Visual Seat Configurator? It's in Beta Testing now... Just click HERE.
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Classic Solo for VTX 1300 Retro
50's style pillion for VTX 1300 Retro
Touring pillion for VTX 1300 Retro
Ovalbac Leather Backrest (ea)
If you prefer to choose a different backrest model than the #02-SB, just click on the Accessories Tab above. You will be shown all of the Corbin backrest models currently available.
PLEASE NOTE: Corbin products are designed to fit very close to your bike for a clean look. Due to this, other accessories or options can inhibit proper fit. As an example: Tank Consoles (dashes), ignition modules, exhaust systems, sissy bars, etc. If you have accessories installed on your bike, please let us know so we can verify the fit for you.
SADDLE WARRANTY: Basepan, foam and hardware of the Corbin saddle is warranted to the original owner for life. Cover materials, Heaters and workmanship are warranted for one year. Product will only be authorized to be shipped back, freight pre-paid, for refining of shape or to replace/rectify defective parts. In cases where the rework requires a new cover, a recover charge will be applied. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization number (RMA).
FIBERGLASS WARRANTY: Structural integrity of Corbin fiberglass components are warranted to the original owner for life. Finish and paint are warranted against manufacturing defect for one year. Damage to product and / or painted surfaces from outside forces or misuse is specifically not covered under warranty. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.
EXPORT SALES: USA pricing shown. When products are shipped throughout the world, you will see higher prices because of freight, customs, duty & applicable taxes. Please consider these costs when purchasing Corbin products outside the USA. If ordering direct from Corbin, we will compute freight charges and add them to the order. BUYER will be responsible for customs, taxes, duty or other charges.