Big Kahuna Miami - September 21-23

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - September 25, 2012 - Saddlemen riders took to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for Round 11 of the AMA Pro Road Racing season. The Triumph Big Kahuna Miami proved a challenge as riders were forced to battle a wet track and several weather delays. Saddlemen’s James Rispoli overcame the elements as he added two more wins to his successful season.

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
Jake Zemke led the Saddlemen SportBike riders in Miami with a 6th place finish Saturday. Fellow Saddlemen riders Joey Pascarella, Cory West and JD Beach finished 10th, 13th and 20th, respectively. In Sunday’s race, Beach recovered to finish 9th while Pascarella followed him in 10th. West and Zemke experienced some difficulties and finished 22nd and 23rd, respectively.

 

With the season finale at NOLA Motorsports Park fast approaching, Road Race Factory/Red Bull’s JD Beach leads Saddlemen racers in the SportBike class in 7th place. DucShop Racing’s Zemke is right behind Beach in 8th, and Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki teammates Joey Pascarella and Cory West round out the top 10.

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport
Celtic Racing/Orient Express rider James Rispoli dominated the SuperSport competition this weekend, tallying wins number seven and eight at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Teammate Corey Alexander finished 5th on Saturday and 8th on Sunday as fellow Saddlemen rider Jake Lewis (Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki) took 4th and 6th.

With just one event and two races left this season, Rispoli holds a commanding 60-point lead in the SuperSport West standings. In the SuperSport East standings Jake Lewis sits 8 points behind the leader while Alexander held onto the 5th spot.

AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series
Sunday’s close race was a reflection of the series standings as Saddlemen’s Tyler O’Hara fought hard for a second place finish on the day. This marked the tenth podium appearance of the season for the Bartel’s Harley-Davidson rider and leaves him just two points behind the leader with one round of racing remaining.


Saddlemen has been making high performance seats for racing for over 20 years. During that time some of the world's fastest racers have fitted their motorcycles with Saddlemen seats, including land speed attempters, flat track racers and road racers. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

Springfield Short Track & Springfield Mile II Race Report

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - September 18, 2012 - Saddlemen’s flat track racers put on a clinic this weekend as the AMA Pro Flat Track Series returned to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the rescheduled Springfield Short Track and Springfield Mile II. Saddlemen finished the weekend with top honors in three of the four class races, with the highlight coming as Jared Mees was crowned the 2012 GNC Expert Singles Champion.

AMA Pro Grand National Championship
The Springfield race weekend kicked off with Saturday’s Expert Singles finale on the short track. Saddlemen’s Henry Wiles took top honors following a tight battle with fellow Saddlemen racer Brad Baker, who grabbed the holeshot off the pole. Jared Mees joined Wiles and Baker on the podium as Saddlemen Rookie of the Year hopeful Briar Bauman finished 4th.

The action continued on Sunday as racers took on the seventh round of the GNC Expert Twins racing at the Springfield Mile. Bryan Smith claimed his second victory of the season after surrendering his lead to Sammy Halbert late in the race. The two Saddlemen riders were joined on the podium by Jared Mees, as young up-and-comer JD Beach took 4th aboard his Saddlemen Flat Track seat.

Saddlemen AMA GNC Results - Springfield Short Track & Springfield Mile II

Rider Springfield Short Track 9/15/12 Springfield Mile II 9/16/12 GNC Overall Standings
Jared Mees 3rd 3rd 1st
Sammy Halbert 14th 2nd 3rd
Bryan Smith 12th 1st 4th
Brad Baker 2nd 10th 5th
Henry Wiles 1st 18th 6th
Jeffrey Carver 7th 15th 7th
Brandon Robinson 9th 9th 10th
Briar Bauman 4th --- 12th
JD Beach 6th 4th 13th
Rob Pearson 8th 14th 14th
Jethro Halbert 17th 8th 15th
Steve Bonsey --- 12th 16th
Michael Martin 13th --- 21st
Jake Mataya 16th --- 27th
Chad Cose 15th --- 33rd
Cory Texter 18th --- 46th

 

Jared Mees’ third place finish was more than sufficient to wrap up the GNC Expert Singles Championship aboard his Saddlemen Flat Track seat. Sammy Halbert finished the season in second and Henry Wiles finished third.

With just three rounds of GNC races remaining, Mees holds onto first place in the overall standings and third in the Expert Twins standings. Bryan Smith sits in second in Expert Twins and fourth overall, and Sammy Halbert is in fourth in Expert Twins and third overall.

 

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles
It took two holeshots for Saddlemen’s Dan Bromley to claim his first Pro Singles victory on Saturday, as a crash and red flag resulted in a restart with just five laps remaining. Bromley stayed cool and managed to hold on for the Short Track win. Fellow Saddlemen rider Jake Shoemaker joined him in the top five.

Sunday’s Springfield Mile was even more dramatic, as Saddlemen’s Cody Johncox won by just .004 seconds over the second-place finisher. Johncox managed to make his way to the front for the final two laps and held on long enough for the first Pro Singles win of his career.

Saddlemen AMA Pro Singles – Springfield Short Track & Springfield Mile II

Rider Springfield Short Track 9/15/12 Springfield Mile II 9/16/12 Pro Singles Standings
Jake Shoemaker 5th 10th 3rd
Ryan Wells 17th --- 4th
Shayna Texter --- 6th 7th
Jake Cunningham 11th 14th 9th
Nick Mataya 13th 11th 11th
Jim Monaco --- 12th 13th
Dan Bromley 1st --- 17th
Eric Stump --- 17th 19th
Cody Johncox --- 1st 30th
Joe Bromley 16th --- 59th

 

With just three rounds of Pro Singles racing remaining, Saddlemen’s Jake Shoemaker sits in third place in the standings as fellow Saddlemen rider Ryan Wells sits in fourth.

 

Saddlemen has been making high performance seats for racing for over 20 years. During that time some of the world's fastest racers have fitted their motorcycles with Saddlemen seats, including land speed attempters, flat track racers and road racers. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - September 12, 2012 - Saddlemen is set to attend to the 2012 Delmarva Bike Week, September 13-16 in the Maryland/Delaware area.

Saddlemen is joining forces with Drag Specialties and Eastern Performance Cycles during the Delmarva Bike Week. Saddlemen products will be on display with the Drag Specialties truck at Winter Place Park in Salisbury, Maryland. Just look for the Eastern Performance blimp to find their mobile store along with the Drag Specialties truck and Saddlemen display.

Saddlemen product specialists will be on hand to answer questions about Saddlemen’s vast offerings of seats and luggage for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Be sure to stop by for great deals on Saddlemen products and other Drag Specialties brands. Visit www.easternperformance.com/pages.php?pageid=233 for further details.

The Delmarva Bike Week draws motorcycle owners from across the country to several locations in the area for a weekend of live music, food, industry vendors and other attractions. For more information visit on the rally and Winter Place Park visit www.delmarvabikeweek.com/winter-place-park.asp.


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Since 1987 Saddlemen has been dedicated to offering high-quality aftermarket seats, luggage and accessories for all types of motorcycles. Designed for increased comfort and style, all Saddlemen products are built with industry-leading technology and premium materials. Saddlemen's vast line puts American craftsmanship on any type of bike - Harley, cruiser, touring, sport, dual sport, off-road, ATVs and snowmobiles. Whether you explore the open road, tackle some unexplored terrain or commute to work, Saddlemen's quality products will help you get where you want to go.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - September 11, 2012 - Saddlemen’s road racers traveled to New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ this past weekend for the Round 10 of the AMA Pro Road Racing Series.

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
Saddlemen’s JD Beach has been the mark of consistency all season long, finishing in the top 10 in all but one race this year. The Road Race Factory/Red Bull rider finished 9th on Saturday, with fellow Saddlemen riders Joey Pascarella, Jake Zemke and Cory West behind him in 16th, 24th and 27th, respectively.

 

 

Sunday’s race would bring with it better results with Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki’s Cory West leading the way in 6th. Ducshop Racing’s Zemke followed in 7th and Beach finished 8th, while West’s teammate Pascarella finished 13th.

JD Beach rode his 13th and 14th straight top-10 finishes into 6th in the SportBike standings, with Jake Zemke just 5 points behind in 8th. West and Pascarella round out the top 10 with just 4 races remaining in the 2012 season.

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport
Celtic Racing/Orient Express rider James Rispoli took top honors in Saturday’s race with authority, cruising to the finish line with the next rider nearly 12 seconds behind him. Teammate Corey Alexander finished Race 1 in 13th, and Jake Lewis finished in 15th.

 

Sunday’s contest was cut short as a collision ended the race after 16 of 19 scheduled laps. The reset race order landed Rispoli in 2nd aboard his Saddlemen Chicane seat. Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki’s Jake Lewis emerged from the pack to take 3rd place, as Alexander followed in 4th on his Saddlemen Sport seat.


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Saddlemen has been making high performance seats for racing for over 20 years. During that time some of the world's fastest racers have fitted their motorcycles with Saddlemen seats, including land speed attempters, flat track racers and road racers. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

#2 Kenny Coolbeth Jr. takes his 28th career victory at the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Knoxville Half-Mile Flat Track Grand National Championship. Watch highlights from Coolbeth's dominate performance in Iowa, and how he overcame a broken tibia and fibia nine weeks prior for his first victory of the 2012 season. Watch the video on YouTube.

Adelaide Masters' Series – Mondello Park

PJ Jacobsen took a debut Superbike victory on the short track at Mondello Park during the Adelaide Masters’ Series on Sunday on his Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superstock machine. He also took second and third placed finishes in two other Masters’ Superbike outings.

The 18-year-old New Yorker was primarily using the track time to prepare for this weekend’s Silverstone British championship round, but enjoyed the experience and hopes to return in October for the final round.

“Yeah it was a pretty good day,” said Jacobsen. “It was a case of really having to know the track to go quick, but although it was a bit bumpy we did okay against the local guys who had home advantage. It was nice to take a win and two other podium positions and the Tyco Suzuki worked awesome all day.

“Lee [Johnston] just got the best of me on the last lap of the Grand Final. I did get past at turn one, but ran a bit wide. I was lining him up for a pass at the last corner but he held me off, but it was a good day. I would have liked to have won all three races but it sets me up well for Donington Park. I feel awesome on the bike right now and I’m really looking forward to Donington where the aim is to finish on the box.”

  • Saddlemen Explorer™ RS seats are now available for 06-12 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide models.
  • The Explorer™ RS is available with an optional driver backrest that is removable and fully adjustable.
  • The Explorer™ RS seat combines comfort and style for long trips on non-touring motorcycles.
  • Product available for media evaluation.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - September 5, 2012 - Saddlemen has released its Explorer™ RS seat for 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide models. The Explorer™ RS offers the long-distance comfort of the popular Road Sofa™ to Dyna Glide riders.

 

The Explorer™ RS seat will transform your Dyna Glide into a road trip ready touring bike with long-lasting comfort and style to match. Its exclusive, unique split-cushion design reduces tailbone and back pressure, while SaddleGel™ in both the driver and passenger portions provides maximum long-range comfort. A removable driver’s backrest is available for Dyna Glide models, allowing you to customize your seat for ultimate comfort. Saddlemen Explorer™ seats are designed to fit with most aftermarket detachable sissy bars and are made in America.

 

Features include:

  • Plush, pillow-top style cover for non-touring Harleys
  • SaddleGel™ in front and rear for driver and passenger comfort
  • Optional driver’s backrest is removable and adjustable for customized comfort
  • Exclusive split-cushion design improves lumbar support
  • Designed to fit with most aftermarket detachable sissy bars
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Saddlemen Explorer™ RS Seats for 06-12 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Models

Part # Description MSRP
0803-0386 Without Backrest $389.95
0803-0387 With Backrest $589.95

Since 1987 Saddlemen has been dedicated to offering high-quality aftermarket seats, luggage and accessories for all types of motorcycles. Designed for increased comfort and style, all Saddlemen products are built with industry-leading technology and premium materials. Saddlemen's vast line puts American craftsmanship on any type of bike - Harley, cruiser, touring, sport, dual sport, off-road, ATVs and snowmobiles. Whether you explore the open road, tackle some unexplored terrain or commute to work, Saddlemen's quality products will help you get where you want to go.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - August 30, 2012 - Saddlemen is teaming up with AMA Flat Track superstar Jared Mees to offer fans the unique opportunity to go “Slidin’ with Jared Mees” at the Springfield Mile this weekend.

“Slidin’ with Jared Mees” offers flat track fans the chance to jump on Jared’s Saddlemen Flat Track seat in the pro paddocks for a photo op with the GNC leader’s Harley-Davidson. Jared will have one of his race bikes mounted in a sliding position to replicate the look and feel of sliding through a corner. Fans can climb aboard and have pictures taken in a simulated dirt track slide!

 

Fans will then be able to visit www.saddlemen.com/racing/slidin-with-jared-mees to download their complimentary “Slidin’ with Jared Mees” photo. See you at the Springfield Mile, September 1-2 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for Rounds 11 & 12 of AMA Pro Flat Track Racing action.

 

Young rider, PJ Jacobsen, returns to the AMA Pro Racing paddock to contend the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 races during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, and the start of the XR Showdown. Watch the video on YouTube here.

 

Last Chance to Register

  • There are still spots available to participate in the Class of ’79 Charity Golf Tournament presented by Saddlemen.
  • Participants will be paired with current and former GNC racers at the August 31st tournament in Springfield, IL.
  • All proceeds go directly to AIR.


Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - August 24, 2012 - The Class of ’79 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by Saddlemen is fast approaching and there are just a few spots left for the opportunity to support Aid to Injured Riders (AIR).

The August 31st tournament in Springfield, Illinois will kick off the Springfield Mile weekend as participants are paired with current and past GNC riders for a round of best ball golf. Prizes will be available on select holes for closest to the pin, hole-in-one and more, and the event will be followed by lunch, an awards banquet, a silent auction and autograph session.


The cost to participate is $100 for pre-entry and $125 the day of the event. Space is limited to the first 54 golfers to sign up, but there are still a few spots open. Contact Nicalee Sowders of AIR at 405-664-7821 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. All proceeds go directly to AIR. Learn more about the wonderful work they do at www.air-fund.org.



Participating Riders:

Scotty Parker Tommy Duma
Bubba Shobert Lance Jones
Mike Kidd Charlie Roberts
Ronnie Jones Doug Lawrence
Jared Mees Jason Isennock
Jake Johnson Scott Deubler
Brian Smith Kevin Atherton
Johnny Lewis Chad Cose
Rob Pearson And many more!



Take a look at the event flyer for more details. Click for full size.