Saddlemen is pleased to announce the launch of the Kevin Schwantz Signature Seat for sportbikes. The Kevin Schwantz Signature Seat features Kevin’s world famous #34 as well as his signature embroidered on the seat.

“We are very thrilled to be working with Kevin, not only is he a great ambassador for the sport, he knows exactly what’s important when it comes to seating position on a motorcycle” says, Ron Benfield, Director of Sales and Marketing at Saddlemen, “Saddlemen will also partner with Kevin at his Schwantz Motorcycle Riding Schools, by fitting the school bikes with his signature seat.“

When Kevin retired from professional competition in 1995, the FIM felt the loss to the sport was so significant that they retired his signature competition number 34. It was the first time in the history of the sport that a rider had been so honored, and his number 34 continues to be one of the most recognized symbols in racing. “I am excited to work with Saddlemen on the development of this seat and more”, says Schwantz, “my students and racers to come will benefit from the relationship as we continue to develop hi tech sport bike seats.“

Saddlemen has been crafting seats for racing for nearly 20 years, starting in Flat Track and now for sport bikes and Road Racing. Its patented channel design has set the standard for performance and design. The Schwantz School was started in 2001 with the goal of making better, safer and more confident riders. The Schwantz School holds the honor of being the only track-based school to be recognized by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). www.SchwantzSchool.com Available at your Parts Unlimited Dealer. MSRP $299.

 

Saddlemen continues our strong commitment to supporting motorsports with the inauguration of our AMA Pro Road Racing Rookie-Of-The-Year award. This award joins our established AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie-Of-The-Year award as our highest profile sponsorship efforts in our long-standing support of the sport.

Our company president, and avid motorsport fan, Tom Seymour explained, "Racing is part of our heritage. We have supported many generations of up-and-coming racers through our Flat Track Program and now look to do the same with Road Racing. It is a great way to grow the sport and for Saddlemen to showcase our sport bike seat technology. I am very proud to see Daytona Sportbike teams racing on the very same seat an enthusiast can buy at their local dealer. Frankly, I can't wait to get things started at this year's Daytona 200!"

For the full story, direct from the AMA, check out their press release.

We look forward to honoring two outstanding rookies at the close of the upcoming racing season.

Since our founding, Saddlemen has been active in racing sponsorship. It's a passion.

 

We at Saddlemen were pleased to hear about the success of last holiday season's Toy Run organized by the High Desert Chapter of the Black Sheep. The club officers kindly sent us photos of the raffle winners who took home Saddlemen luggage. The proceeds of the raffle went towards a cash donation to the Salvation Army.

Besides the raffle earnings, the Toy Run collected a whole lot... of toys!

Saddlemen regularly contributes products to charity. We're happy to have been able to brighten last Christmas time for families and children in need.

 

 

Saddlemen's travelling experts will are in the Northwest this pre-holiday weekend, as part of the current stop for Progressive's International Motorcycle Show.

Our experienced, knowledgeable technical "gurus" have talked to thousands of riders over the years, and can give the exact insight any potential buyer needs for making the right Saddlemen choice. Come see us December 16th through the 18th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Come visit us while taking in all the sights of an outstanding collection of manufacturers and motorcycle-related displays.

 

 

We're At The Long Beach IMS Show Through Sunday

The people of Saddlemen will be down by the water this weekend, participating as part of Progressive's International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach.

We consider these expos to be great opportunities to meet and talk with riders, and to give people the chance to see Saddlemen seats and luggage firsthand, with a knowledgeable product experts there to answer questions. Come see us December 9th through the 11th at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Head down by the shore to see an outstanding collection of manufacturers and motorcycle-related displays.

 

 

Visiting A Few Moments With Racing Legend Kevin Schwantz In Milan

Earlier this month, while Saddlemen was on hand for the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy, we had the opportunity to catch up with a friend of the company, international racing legend and racing school operator, Kevin Schwantz.

Above: Kevin with Saddlemen's Ron Benfield (at left) and with David Echert (on the right).

Connecting with the international riding community at events like EICMA is an exciting opportunity, and a part of our aim to increase our worldwide market and exposure.

 

 

Come See Us At The San Mateo IMS Event

Saddlemen is in the Bay Area of California this weekend, participating as part of Progressive's International Motorcycle Show in San Mateo.

It's an excellent opportunity for us to meet with the Northern California riding public, and to give people the chance to see Saddlemen seats and luggage firsthand, with a knowledgeable product expert there to answer questions. Come see us November 18th through the 20th at the San Mateo County Event Center.

We look forward to meeting "Norcal" riders, and showing them the Saddlemen product line.

 

 

Our Staff Visit This Year's International Motorcycle Exhibition

The Saddlemen team is proud to have our own Ron Benfield representing us this week at the Milan Fair as part of the major EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy.

We are their, in conjunction with our European distributor, Parts Europe to meet face-to-face with "movers and shakers" of the motorsports industry in Europe, and to introduce and further familiarize them with the Saddlemen product line.

We're really fired up about this exciting opportunity.

 

Sponsored Riders In Chase For Championships

We at Saddlemen are proud to see a number of our sponsored racers closing in on the Grand National Championship. Jared Mees, Jake Johnson and Sammy Halbert are running "one, two and three" coming into this Saturday's races in Pomona.

 

We hope to see you out there to cheer on your favorite racers.

 

We're In The Middle Of The World's Most Famous Motorcycle Gathering

It's that time of year again, and Saddlemen product specialists are at the center of the action at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More of our team are heading up Dakota-way. We'll be there at two major retailers, offering product and installation advice through the end of the rally on Sunday, August 14th. In nearby Rapid City, we'll be at Black Hills Harley-Davidson and at the heart of things, Saddlemen people will be available at J & P Cycles, right in Sturgis itself.

 

Left: happy customer Kerry Jo Vines, with the new Explorer seat she bought at Black Hills Harley-Davidson for her 2008 Dyna.

 

A wide variety of excellent Saddlemen seats and luggage items are available at Black Hills H-D and J&P. We're there too, at motorcycling's biggest event, to match riders up with the perfect gear to suit their style and on-the-road needs.