Most will recognize the design of this seat as the original Corbin concept from 1982 that we called the Gunfighter, though in this case a name change seemed appropriate... Introducing the Indian Brave saddle! This is one of the most recognized and revolutionary seat models of all time. Often duplicated yet nobody has ever managed to match the perfected lines, clean fit and brilliant tailoring of the Corbin model... and it's comfortable too!
The Brave saddle combines excellent rider support and a fast look for your Indian. Up front an ergonomically contoured saddle provides a large area of body contact for best weight dispersion. Our fastback tail section is padded and upholstered to provide for short trip passengers while providing the rider with additional lower back support. In fact, this saddle offers a full six inches of vertical support with over 140 square inches of ergonomically shaped body contact area! Simple to install or remove, the Corbin saddle mounts to stock location with a single bolt.
Features genuine leather seating for a perch that breathes with your body and breaks in with the foam shape for a personalized fit. Choose from a variety of leather styles to customize the look of the saddle. Leather makes an excellent cover for a motorcycle seat because it is extremely durable and luxurious to ride on. Just be sure to care for it properly with a quality leather conditioner like our Saddle Cream.
Shown above in two different styles, a wide variety of custom materials are available by special order at no extra charge. Shown:
Indian Tan leather seating, sides and tail with white stitching, chrome studs, R80 red welt and embroidered warrior emblem .
Black natural grain leather seating, sides and tail with white stitching, chrome studs, Royal blue welt and warrior emblem.
Corbin's Brave saddle fits perfectly to the lines of the bike and enhances the appearance of the Chief. Saddle installs on your bike easily with just a single bolt into the stock location on your fender. For a clean look and tool free mounting, use one of our chromed billet thumbscrews in this location.
Regarding Seat Height: We measured the effective seat height of our Brave saddle and came up with numbers that don't jive with the OEM spec. We're not sure how they measured, but we made the Corbin saddle as low as practical to put the rider is the sweet spot on the bike for maximum comfort and control. This changes the seat height, but we think the visual comparison above makes more sense than the numbers. Just click on the fifth image above to check it out.
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.
Rider seating: 14" wide x 16" long, 6" vertical support
Brave saddle installs with a single bolt into your fender into a stock location. Includes brackets premounted on the seat. Billet Thumbscrew available separately.
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*
Want to test drive our Visual Seat Configurator? It's in Beta Testing now... Just click HERE.
Please select cover options from the drop down boxes before adding to cart. We will verify all selections with you before starting production. Have questions? Just click on the "Glossary" or "Materials" button for answers. NOTE: Drop down boxes do not default to descriptions shown on product above.
Brave saddle, 2014-2015 Indian Chief models
Chrome Billet Thumbscrew, m8 Thread
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.