The craftsmen at Saddlemen have come up with a stylish new design for your Harley-Davidson. The popular “Tattoo” design adds 3-D flames on top of Saddlemen’s famous SaddleGel seats, for a stunning look that matches the seats’ legendary comfort. Saddlemen’s unique, high tech variegated stitch embroidery is computer controlled for a perfect stitch every time. New for 2007 is the addition of colored stitching, and matching saddlebags.
The Highwayman Tattoo saddlebags use the same stitch technique and pattern, so that the bags perfectly match the seat, giving any bike an integrated, custom look. These saddlebags feature lockable, quick release buckles as well as a lockable, zip-off yoke making it easy to remove the bags.
Tattoo colored flame seats are available in a two-up Profiler as well as Solo style with separate pillion, for all Harley-Davidson Softail, Dyna, Sportster and FLH current models. Saddle prices start at $329.95 MSRP. Highwayman Tattoo saddlebags are available in three different sizes to fit most bikes, starting at $174.95.
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Saddlemen’s Tom Monroe will make a guest appearance on Cycle World Radio this Saturday, December 20. Cycle World Radio is hosted by Steve Natt, formerly of TV’s American Thunder and many other motorcycle-related shows. The show is broadcast live from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in over 50 different radio markets, and is also available online at iTunes.
This fast-paced, highly informative and entertaining program represents the only national radio broadcast destination for anyone interested in motorcycling—from long-time enthusiasts to seasoned race-watchers to newbies. It’s the only place on the dial to hear leading industry insiders, pro racers and award-winning customizers as well as a collection of great motorcycling characters talk about their lives on two wheels. Listeners will also enjoy hearing from the Cycle World editorial team.
Other guests this week include Dr. Arthur Ting, the orthopedic surgeon who has worked with most of the top racers in our sport including John Hopkins and Nicky Hayden, and also Ed Moreland, the AMA’s VP of Government Relations, who will discuss important legal issues confronting the motorcycling community.
“If you need more room than this, you might want to think about leaving the bike at home and driving.”
That’s the advice of Steve Bohn, reviewing Saddlemen’s BR4100 Dresser Back Seat Bag in the August 2008 issue of American Rider magazine.
The Dresser Back Seat Bag is a very handy piece of motorcycle luggage that uses the passenger space of a two-up seat when you’re riding solo. It’s designed to fit perfectly between the rider and Tour-Pak on the back seat of all Dresser models (but is made to fit securely on a variety of different seats). The reviewer also appreciated how the bag helps avoid overloading the rear axle by placing weight further forward than many other luggage options.
Bohn was impressed by the storage capacity of the Back Seat Bag. “I was able to fill the bag with 15 T-shirts, two long sleeve T-shirts, one sweatshirt, four pairs of jeans, three pairs of shorts, one pair of tennies, one pair of sandals, and a shower kit, with room to spare – this thing is huge.” He also complemented the bag’s ease of installation. “Attaching the DBSB is a breeze.”
The BR4100 is also ruggedly made. “The bag is constructed from 1200 denier Saddle Tuff and leather-like vinyl, wrapped around a lightweight, rigid skeleton.”
The American Rider reviewer found that the mounting system was very secure, and although the bag was designed for touring bikes with a Tour-Pak, it will also work on bikes without one. Adjustable straps allow the bag to fit securely with other bike and seat layouts.
The Dresser Back Seat Bag has numerous storage and attachment features, including backpack straps for easy toting; convenient accessory straps that allow easy strapping down and access to jackets, chaps or roll bags; elastic mesh netting pouches for quick and easy access to maps and other small items. Of particular interest was the insulated pouches, which keep up to six cans of your favorite beverage cold.
The BR4100 retails for a suggested $139.95, and is available here or by contacting your local Drag Specialties or Parts Unlimited dealer.
V-Twin Magazine’s Kit Maira recently visited Saddlemen’s facility to get a new seat for his Harley FLHT.
Because he works for a major biker publication, Kit rides a LOT, and knows the value of having a good seat under you. Saddlemen set him up with a new Road Sofa, and guess what? He loves it.
The article also gives excellent explanations of the hows-and-whys of seat design, support and comfort – the exact things we take pride in at Saddlemen.
Read the full story in the December, 2008 issue of V-Twin. Kit’s review is on pages 120-121.
V-Twin Magazine’s website can be reached with this link.
Saddlemen’s “Explorer” series magnetic and suction cup map pouches are reviewed in the February 2009 issue of American Rider.
The article, written by Reg Kittrelle, discusses the many features of these convenient quick-access storage pouches, and offers advice for selecting the right type of attachment system (magnetic or suction cup) for different makes and models of bikes. Their write-up appears on page 50 of the February issue.
American Rider’s website, www.americanrider.com, features weekly video segments, and a wide range of product reviews.
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