The Dominator Solo, Pillion, Driver Backrest

This Changes Everything.

Saddlemen’s new Dominator Solo and two-up seat set combine leading edge styling with comfort enhancing Gel-Core Technology for a truly unique seat that looks and feels perfect. Now available for most Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Upgrade Your Ride Today

Shock and Vibration are the real world forces acting on your body that cause rider discomfort and fatigue. Take a moment and think about your last ride and ask yourself – Are rough roads and constant vibration cheating me out of the ride I deserve? If the answer is yes, you owe it to yourself to read on and learn more about what Gel-Core Technology can do for you.

Saddlemen's GelCore Technology

Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Understanding the forces acting on your body while riding is critical to understanding why homogenous polyurethane foam seats developed in the late 1940’s and probably on your motorcycle right now are preventing the extended ride times you desire. Saddlemen uses science to change everything by offering the Dominator line of seats featuring our unique manufacturing process known as Gel-Core Technology.

Gel-Core is engineered to dampen, divert, and deflect energy through a mechanical process resulting in a smooth, therapeutic ride. Our technique combines a specifically formulated viscoelastic polymer also known as SaddleGEL with the latest in co-molding comfort technology to reduce engine vibration transmitted to your body by up to 50%, and reduce direct impact forces by up to 92%.

Saddlemen invented Gel-Core Technology and today we are widely recognized as the industry leader, selling more gel seats than any other seat manufacturer. However when it comes to the benefits of gel don’t take our word for it – Follow the links below to learn about some of the exciting places you can find similar gel polymers.

NASA uses gel to protect sensitive camera equipment on the Space Shuttle Discovery as it pierces the Earth’s atmosphere at 17,000 mph. NASA also uses gel to keep the International Space Station in orbit, gel is currently used in the medical industry for Wheelchairs and Hospital beds to promote blood flow, and see how a major league baseball mitt manufacturer utilizes this cutting edge material to dampen the impact of a 100mph fast ball.

The Science In Action

When it comes to reducing the damaging effects of SHOCK and VIBRATION.  Traditional OEM and foam after-market seats are no match for Saddlemen’s Gel-Core Technology.

SHOCK // IPad Gel Impact Test

VIBRATION // Gel vs. Foam RPM Test

Stress Under Pressure

Every Saddlemen Step-Up seat is engineered with Gel-Core Technology to provide dynamic support for the rider and fit differently proportioned bodies.

Example of Gel-Core Pressure Test

Example of Gel-Core Pressure Test

Example of Foam Pressure Test

Example of Foam Pressure Test

Instead of relying on foam cushions that may impose improper contours, a riding saddle with Gel-Core Technology provides a topographically neutral suspension that will conform to the shape of the person who sits in it. Using pressure-mapping technology, we experimented with different tensions across the backrests and seats, fine-tuning our designs to produce the desirable distribution patterns: peak pressure zones under the ischia, with wide distribution of lower values along the thighs and across the back, avoiding the spine and the area behind the knees.

Extra foam padding does not necessarily solve the problem, because a too-soft seat can put pressure on the gluteus maximus muscles at the sides of the buttocks as well as on the heads of the femur bones and the sciatic nerves, resulting in the kind of discomfort experienced when sitting in a sling-type playground swing or a director’s chair.

Gel-Core Technology is a scientific approach to minimize circulation-restricting pressure with just the right combination of material layers, by curving the ProFoam structure away from pressure-sensitive areas of the body and cushioning it with ComfortFoam while dampening shock and vibration with SaddleGEL. Co-Molding the materials with this technique is what makes Saddlemen’s Dominator seat far superior to the homogenous polyurethane foam seat that came stock on your motorcycle.

Proudly Made In The U.S.A.

American made quality and craftsmanship since 1987 is something we take very seriously at Saddlemen’s Long Beach, California manufacturing facility. Every detail, every stitch, and every step of the process from raw materials to the final product delivered to you has been carefully considered and inspected to insure that you receive the upgraded saddle you deserve.

Made in the USA

Designed, Tested, and Built for the long ride.

Saddlemen, America's First Choice

No other seat company goes to such great lengths to insure the Quality, Craftsmanship, and the Comfort we deliver is at the highest standard possible, resulting in one very comfortable and satisfied rider.

Saddlemen remains America’s first choice when you decide to upgrade your motorcycle seat because at Saddlemen we recognize every body, and every bike is built a little different and that sometimes even the best motorcycle seat may not meet your comfort expectations. Unlike other seat companies who might defer the blame on you or your bike, we are here to help make it right. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your new Dominator just let us know and one of our friendly Product Specialist will gladly assist you.

Choose Your Style

The Dominator seat is now available in solo, two-up seat set, or solo with detachable pillion pad.
Matching backrest are also available.

Dominator Solo
Dominator Backrest
Dominator Pillion

The Saddlemen Detachable Pillion Pad

Looking for a no hassle option for the occasional passenger? Look no further because the industry leading suction cup pillion pad is now available in styles that match your favorite Saddlemen solo seat. Available in 3 sizes - 6”inch, 7”inch, and Contoured

Dominator Detachable Pillion Pad 6\
Dominator Detachable Pillion Pad 7\
Dominator Detachable Pillion Pad Contoured

Dominator Fitment Chart


Model Solo Seat Pillion Seat  Optional
Back Rest
6" Detachable
Pillion Pads
7" Detachable
Pillion Pads
Contoured Detachable
Pillion Pads
2008-2019        FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) 0801-0804 0801-0806 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
1997-2007        FLHR, FLHX (06-07)(Except FLHRS) 0801-1031 0801-1032 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
1997-2007        FLHT, FLTR (Except FLHX) 0801-1029 0801-1030 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
2006-2017        FLSTC Heritage 0802-0802 0802-0803* 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
2006-2017        FLSTN Deluxe 0802-0802 0802-0801 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
2006-2017        FXST/B/S Softail Standard(06-09), FLSTF/B FatBoy (07-17) 0802-0799 0802-0800 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
2006-2017        FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0431 0803-0432 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
2004-2019        XL Sportster (4.5G Fuel Tank OK) 0804-0493 0804-0494 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170
2004-2019        XL SPORTSTER (3.3G Fuel Tank OK) 0804-0643 0804-0494 0801-0805 0807-0168 0807-0169 0807-0170

 * will work on FLSTN Deluxe (if rack is removed)


Ask your Saddlemen Product Specialist about the latest technology built into your next motorcycle seat.

CoverTech: SaddleHyde™ Technology

Cover Tech

SaddleHyde™ Technology

Chat with a Saddlemen Product Specialist about the latest technology built into your next motorcycle seat Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm PST.

Always remember to review your Motorcycle Owner's Manual before you ride. Before each ride, take time to check all your equipment. Always wear an approved helmet, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, gloves and boots. Always be sure your bike is in first-class condition before riding. Keep it well-maintained and always outfitted in accordance with state and local laws. Every motorcycle rider should be aware of the limits of his or her skills, experience and abilities and in accordance with state and local laws. Beginners should be extremely cautious and allow extra time and distance for maneuvering and braking. Saddlemen® encourages you to ride safely and respect the environment.

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