San Diego Customs and Saddlemen teamed up to bring riders a similar style seat to the ever-popular Step-Up seat. The new San Diego Customs Pro Series Performance Gripper Seat is currently being offered for Harley FXR, Dyna and 2008-Up Bagger Models. We were quick to grab one to see what it was all about for the FXR here at our shop.
We originally had the Tuck N’ Roll Step-Up seat from Saddlemen on the FXR and had no complaints with that one. However, the Pro Series Gripper Seat while similar to the Step-Up, will probably be the one to stay on the FXR.
The seat area is comprised of both a closed cell foam and medical grade gel to give riders plenty of comfort for long rides. The seat has a steep back design for plenty of lumbar support and added speed control while on the bike. A Carbon Fiber Weave cover was used in the driver’s seat while the lumbar area uses the Gripper material offering even more control. You’ll also find the gripper material in the passenger seating area as well. Both areas are nicely styled with a double diamond stitch pattern.
The Pro Series Performance Gripper Seat has a slightly slimmer profile than the Step-Up and a slightly more rounded lumbar seating area. Overall, we were pumped to get our hands on this seat and can't wait get some miles in the saddle.
The Pro Series Performance Gripper Seat comes in right at $459. This is actually really nice considering if you were to get a similar style Custom Seat from Saddlemen with the gripper material and stitch pattern it would cost you a good bit more - about $25 extra per custom option added. So, two thumbs way up for the San Diego Customs Pro Series Performance Gripper Seat.