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Has anyone here tried the factory option diamond stitch seat on the Speed Twin? The stock seat is not very comfortable after an hour or so of riding and I wanted to know if the optional factory seat is an improvement. I would also like to hear about any other aftermarket seats that you are using that are better than stock. I have seen the Corbin seat and am not impressed with the look.
 

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If you are in an area where you can take advantage of the Corbin ride-in service, you can have the seat shaped and finished however you want...within reason of course.
 

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David, thanks for the info. This looks like a good option to improve the stock seat without major investment. Dropping several hundred $$ on an aftermarket seat is always a crapshoot.
 

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I have the diamond seat in brown- - looks great and feels great. Ive never done more than 100 mile trip on it and it looks kinda thin in design but is deceptively comfortable. I had it on since day 1 so cant comment on it vs stock

if you are doing long trips there are probably better options

but the wind will wear you out first :)
 

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Thanks for the input. Not taking long trips, just a weekend rider. I usually do about 150 miles or so when I’m out and about, generally with a stop for lunch in there somewhere. There are many options available. I will have to digest them all and make the best decision I can.
 

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Believe it or not, I can ride this bike all day and not have a problem. Maybe I can have the stock seat reshaped a little more like this?
thats a beauty--I have its twin in 350

the Triumph diamond seat looks GREAT and feels good -- you deserve it go buy one :)
 

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I’m not a fan of the curved seat. It kind of forces you to sit in one place and if that place isn’t right then you’re out of luck. The upward curve in the back kind of tips me forward onto my wrists which I’m not in favor of either. I like the flatter seat so I can move around to where I want to sit.
 

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I received the factory diamond stitch seat and rode it for a couple of hours yesterday. I like it better than the stock seat myself. It is more of a flat bench type seat and does not have the cupped shape of the stocker. It is not plush or more thickly padded than the original, just a different shape with different pressure points that I find more to my liking.
 

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I reached out to Tamarit a few months ago asking if they had plans to adapt their Jerez Seat to the Speed Twin and they said they're working on it. It's the ideal seat in my opinion, same look as Corbin but much more attractive.

I’m not a fan of the curved seat. It kind of forces you to sit in one place and if that place isn’t right then you’re out of luck. The upward curve in the back kind of tips me forward onto my wrists which I’m not in favor of either. I like the flatter seat so I can move around to where I want to sit.
I might agree with you on a touring or adventure bike but I really need a firm butt position on this bike. With all its torque, and even with tank grips, I feel like I could just slide right off the back with the stock seat.
 
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