Clovis, California Motorcycle Racing Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Saddlemen's founder and president, Tom Seymour recently travelled up north for the Dan Rouit Flat Track Museum's big 20th Anniversary Open House, in Clovis, California.

Besides all the great times that are standard for an outstanding event like this, Tom also got to be there when Dan Rouit was informed of his invitation for induction into the Trailblazers' Hall of Fame next year. Seen above, left: Saddlemen's Tom Seymour with Dan Rouit, and at right, film maker Peter Starr presenting an autographed book to Dan, for the museum.

For more images (including lots of excellent shots of vintage racing bikes) and complete coverage of the Open House, we suggest checking out this posting at www.todayscyclecoverage.com for the full story and content.

Saddlemen has been connected with motorcycle racing from the very beginning. We were founded by race fans, and still proudly sponsor racers, races and race-related events. It's in the fabric of what we do.

 

Our Traveling Product Ambassador Visits South Bend's McDaniel's Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen's expert "road warrior", Gary Smith recently spent a couple of days mid-month at McDaniel's Harley-Davidon, in conjunction with the traveling manufacturers display run by Drag Specialties, one of the major distributors that provide Saddlemen products to retailers.

Gary reports a great response. It was a great opportunity to meet the area's riders and show them the features and advantages of Saddlemen gear.

Above, at McDaniel's Harley-Davidson, from left to right: Jeff Myers, of Drag Specialties; McDaniel's Harley-Davidson Vice-President, Scott McDaniel; dealership owner Anna May McDaniel; and Samantha Bennet, a niece of the McDaniels, and driver of the 1/8-mile dragster seen above; along with Saddlemen's own Gary Smith.

Our thanks go out to the ownership and staff at McDaniel's H-D for being excellent hosts. We'd also like to thank the representatives and crew from the Drag Specialties truck for all their great work, making demonstrations and events like this possible. The chance to talk with the motorcycling public, nationwide, and introduce them to our products is an incredible opportunity.

 

Honoring The Year's Top New Grand National Championship Series Racers

Saddlemen is proud to continue our commitment to support motorsports and motorcycle racing through our continued sponsorship of the Rookie-Of-The-Year Awards for the AMA Grand National Series of flat track racing. This year marks our second year in a row sponsoring the award.

 

Last year, Saddlemen's President, Tom Seymour, was pleased to present the 2010 Rookie-Of-The-Year Award to P.J. Jacobsen (seen at left). We look forward to the opportunity to honor this year's top new flat tracker at the close of this season.

 

Saddlemen's official press release covering our sponsorship of this award is available HERE for printing or downloading.

 

From the very beginnings of our company, Saddlemen has supported racing and racers. It's in the fabric of what we do and why we do it.

 

The Ultimate Low-Profile Bagger Seat

Todd's Signature Series Seat is the Ultimate Low-Profile Bagger Seat for Your Motorcycle

Saddlemen's Slammed Pro Tour Seats are designed to fit Harley-Davidson Baggers/Tourers for the 1997 to 2007 model year range, and 2008 through 2010 models.

Saddlemen is proud to work with respected designers and builders like Todd Silicato of Huntington Beach, California

Designed in collaboration with Todd Silicato, noted custom bike builder, and founder of Todd's Cycles of Huntington Beach, California, these seats are designed to be the ultimate low-profile, bagger seat - while still combining proven Saddlemen comfort, support and great looks.

A current Saddlemen press release highlighting these innovative seats is available HERE for printing or downloading.

Saddlemen is proud to work with respected designers and builders like Todd, combining manufacturing experience, acclaimed style, and the knowledge of what riders need and want, to create the best seats possible.

Look for more Saddlemen Signature Series Seats in the near future.

 

Don Emde To Retrace Route Of Landmark 1914 Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey

Saddlemen motorcycle luggage will travel with magazine publisher and AMA Hall-Of-Fame racer Don Emde as he rides and researches the route taken by Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker on his historic, record-breaking 1914 San Diego to New York run. Emde Cannonball Closeup

For on-bike storage for this project, we provided Don with one of our popular TS1620S Tunnel/Tail Bags (at left), along with a Saddlemen SaddleStow TS3200DE Deluxe Tail Bag, (at right).

Emde Cannonball Combo

Don, along with a Parts Magazine writer, will follow Cannon Ball Baker's route as closely as possible, taking into account a century's change and development across the nation. The course will be completed in sections, with Don and his partner doing research on the various stages of the trek. As pictured above, most of the ride will use current KTM 990 Adventure model bikes, but Don will also use a restored Indian motorcycle to recreate portions of the trip. More information is available at the Cyril Huze blog site.

Whether for vintage machines or the latest model,Saddlemen offers top-notch value and versatility with our motorcycle luggage and seats. We offer a wide range of applications and styles, to suit every need and every taste. We look forward to matching you with the perfect saddle and storage solution for your riding needs and style.

 

Supporting This Year's "Eagle Run," Assisting The Families Of Deceased Bikers

Saddlemen is pleased to provide raffle prizes for the Fifth Annual Ray "Eagle" Ramirez Benefit Poker Run, to be held in the San Bernardino/Colton area on Saturday, May 21st. The charity event is presented by Roadhouse Biker Church and local chapters of the Black Sheep H.D.F.C. club.

For more details and information, along with a printable registration form, CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE for the required release form.

Saddlemen has proudly supported charitable events since our beginnings. Founded by riders, Saddlemen values the riding public, and the individuals, friendships, enthusiasm and community that defines us.

 

Product Information, Demonstrations And Inside Looks At Our Unique Technology Available Online

We at Saddlemen are please to unveil our new YouTube channel.

This channel will be a source for useful videos showing our latest products, helpful hands-on installation demonstrations, along with other how-to segments answering frequently asked questions. Also, don't be surprised to see exciting racing footage from some of our sponsored racers.

The people of the Saddlemen team are excited about what we can accomplish with technology like our YouTube channel. We're confident that the more the riding public knows about our products, and their excellent combination of quality, usefulness and value, the more satisfied customers we'll create. Watch out for more videos to come!

 

Saddlemen Items Available In Walnut, California At BKRider's Open House

Saddlemen's most popular items will be available at this Saturday's Open House at the headquarters of BKRider in Walnut, California.

BKRider is located near the interchange of the 60 (Pomona) and 57 (Orange) freeways, north-east of the intersection of Valley Blvd. and Lemon Ave, at 20153 Paseo del Prado. Their toll free phone number is (800) 349-3510.

The Open House runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of Saddlemen products on display (and for sale), along with the traveling event truck run by Drag Specialties, a major nationwide distributor of Harley-related aftermarket parts and accessories.

Saddlemen personnel travel the country, from our "back yard" in Southern California to the East Coast to demonstrate the great value of our seats and luggage, and to help riders coast-to-coast find the perfect Saddlemen items to meet their riding needs.

 

Look For Us Nearby In Kingman, Arizona

Saddlemen will be running our touring product and information booth close by during this year's Laughlin River Run. From April 27th through May 1st, we'll be at Route 66 Motorsports and Mother Road Harley-Davidson, in Kingman, Arizona, in association with the traveling manufacturers display truck organized by major product distributor Drag Specialties.

Route 66 Motorsports/Mother Road Harley-Davidson is located right off Interstate 40, at 2501 Beverly Avenue, in Kingman. Their toll free phone number is (888) 757-1981.

We hope to meet lots of riders out enjoying the scenic Arizona highways and the River Run.

Saddlemen experts travel coast-to-coast, throughout the year to show the riding public what our seats and luggage can do to make their motorcycling experience even better. We're sure you'll be impressed with the combination of innovation, quality and value that Saddlemen offers. If not at the River Run, look for us at rallies and events nationwide.

 

Bergen County Harley-Davidson Hosts Manufacturer's Gathering

Saddlemen's Gary Smith reports an big turnout and excellent sales of our luggage at the recent "Vendorpalooza" at Bergen County Harley-Davidson, in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

Gary represented us at Bergen County H-D as part of the travelling display of manufacturers affiliated with Drag Specialties, our major nationwide distributor for Harley-Davidson related products.

Above: A sampling of the Saddlemen items we featured, including the BR1800 Back Seat/Sissybar Bag just purchased by Dominick Russo, at left. Gary tells us we just about sold out that day!

Our thanks to the fine folks at Bergen County Harley-Davidson / Bergen County BMW Motorcycles for being great hosts.

Saddlemen values the opportunity to meet riders nationwide at events like Bergen County H-D's Vendorpalooza. We're confident that by getting to show the public the great features, innovation and value of our product line, our luggage and seats will continue to prove leaders in the motorsports market. Keep an eye out for Saddlemen, and the Drag Specialties truck, across the country, throughout the year. We hope to see you, in your area, soon.