Rick's Reviews Episode 15: Utopia Driver Backrest

April 11, 2018 - 12:47 PM

In this 15th installment of Rick's Reviews, WingStuff.com's President and Founder Rick Arnoldo shares his thoughts and insights on the Utopia Driver Backrest for the Honda Goldwing.

About this product:

Proudly Made in USA, The Utopia Backrest is the Original High Quality In Seat Style Backrest designed for and fits any year GL1800 Goldwing motorcycle, including the heated seat version and the 2012 - 2017 GL1800. This is the new version of the backrest and is made with non-dimpled material.

Utopia is the Driver backrest that becomes a part of your seat. No bars in the way of drivers hips and legs or passengers legs. Folds forward to ease passenger getting On or Off and adds to safety by getting out of the way in sudden stops. Includes up and down height adjustment, as well as driver seating position, back and forth, to help driver sit upright to avoid slouching--a big factor in driver fatigue.

Backrest pivots at top of bar as you lean against it so no uncomfortable edges dig into your back. Well padded, but only 1-1/2 thick which takes up less seating room than most other backrests. All Top Bars are finished in a Beautiful Black Powder Coat. Comes with handy pouch with strap to convert to shoulder bag. Hand made in USA. 

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April 13, 2018 - 12:27 PM
So, what does your passenger think about the backrest cutting into her space? I used to have a Utopia on my old Yamaha Royal Star and I agree that it was a great addition. But one of the things that concerned me when I went to the GW was the smaller cockpit with the passenger being much closer. Seems like a backrest would cut into her space even more. And we all know, if she ain't happy, then nobody is happy.
April 13, 2018 - 12:58 PM
It is not a problem with my wife and I, both over 200# riding our 01. The beauty of it folding down for her to mount and dismount, if she gets on first and off last. She actually prefers to mount last and dismount first.

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