AMA Pro Racing Announces 2010 Saddlemen Expert Rookie of the Year Program for K&N Grand National Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (May 27, 2010) – AMA Pro Racing today announced the introduction of the Saddlemen Expert Rookie of the Year program for the 2010 AMA Pro K&N Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com season. The agreement includes a $5,000 bonus to the top-placing expert rookie, to be awarded at the AMA Pro Flat Track Awards Ceremony at the end of the season.

Saddlemen is a seat, bag and luggage specialist in the motorcycle market and a company comprised of enthusiastic riders. Tom Seymour, Saddlemen’s founder, was a racer from the ’60s to the ’80s and is currently an AMA Life Member as well as an active trail and road rider. Saddlemen has been a long time sponsor and supporter of promoters, riders and teams at many of the AMA Pro K&N Grand National Championship events.

“Everyone in the pits knows my passion for AMA Pro Flat Track racing,” said Seymour. “When we can, our company has always provided support to the sport of motorcycle racing and events. Providing a $5,000.00 bonus at the end of the season to the top expert rookie will be very rewarding.”

Expert rookie contenders must register with AMA Pro Racing and run a Saddlemen patch on their racing gear and a Saddlemen sticker on their motorcycle to be eligible for the $5,000 bonus.

The next round of the 2010 AMA Pro K&N Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com will be this weekend, May 29 – 30, with a doubleheader at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. T.T. racing action can be seen on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th will see riders race at the historic Springfield Mile.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Since our company was founded, Saddlemen has been an enthusiastic sponsor of motorsports racers and events.

 

Distributors Host Regional Product Information Conference For Dealers And Their Own Representatives

Saddlemen Product Line demonstrated at Super Showcase for Motor Sports Insiders

On May 21st, two of the major motorcycle accessory distributors that carry Saddlemen products, Drag Specialties, and Parts Unlimited, hosted a regional gathering in Sacramento, California of manufacturers, vendors, dealers, and many of their own staff to familiarize sales, service and parts professionals with the product lines they carry. Above, attendees view a product presentation.

Saddlemen Product Line demonstrated at Super Showcase for Motor Sports Insiders

A sampling of manufacturing and distributor professionals on hand can be seen above. At left are Jay Brainard of Jaybrake, speaking with Drag Specialties representative Sharon Murphy, and Darryl Bassani of Bassani, along with Ken Carlton, Drag Specialties Regional Sales Manager. At right, wearing the baseball cap is Doug Brickes, Drag Specialties representative.

Saddlemen Product Line demonstrated at Super Showcase for Motor Sports Insiders

Our thanks go out to the people at Drag Specialties, and the crew of their traveling promotional truck. The mobile Saddlemen product display can be seen above, (at right), along with their driver, Jim Brown, a familiar face to our road sales personnel.

We will be at more “Super Showcase” events this year, to show distributor reps and dealers the quality, features, installation and uses of Saddlemen seats and luggage.

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Our knowledgeable staff will be at dealerships, rallies and other events across the nation throughout the year.

 

Saddlemen Visits Major Chicagoland Dealership’s Annual Celebration

Conrad Harley-Davidson Spring Open House

Saddlemen’s traveling sales specialist, technical expert, and valued “road warrior,” Gary Smith was on hand on Saturday, May 22nd for Joliet, Illinois area Conrad Harley-Davidson’s big Spring Open House.

The sales folks at Conrad’s put out a large (and popular) Saddlemen luggage display, showing a wide, representative range of our products in cooperation with the traveling event truck from Drag Specialties, one of Saddlemen’s major distributors.

Gary was available for demonstrations and feedback, got to meet lots of riders and reports that Saddlemen items were selling great!

Conrad Harley-Davidson is located in the Joliet area, in Shorewood, Illinois, right off of U.S. Interstate Highway 55.

Our thanks go out to the owners and staff at Conrad’s for there hospitality and enthusiasm for Saddlemen products!

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Keep an eye out for us across the country. We have representatives such as Gary touring across country throughout the year.

 

Saddlemen Modifies Two-Up Seat From Victory Cross Country For Event And Advertising Photography Duties

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Saddlemen had the interesting opportunity recently to design and produce a highly modified seat for Victory Motorcycles’ new camera bike kit. This kit allows compatible stock Victory machines to be quickly and temporarily converted for on-road photographic use. Besides the Saddlemen re-worked saddle, the setup also includes shielding for the rear wheel, running gear and exhaust.

Our rebuild included a special front-and-back pad on the driver’s backrest for use by both riders, a modified passenger backrest with storage pouch, our famous SaddleGel inserts in the seating areas, and a new custom seat cover.

Victory plans to use this setup for their own corporate advertising use, as well as making it available for loan or rental.

Photos provided courtesy of Victory Motorcycles.

Victory Motorcycles is a part of Polaris Industries, also makers of snowmobiles and ATVs.

At Saddlemen we thrive on the chance to show our expertise and creativity, no matter how unusual the project.

 

Major Wisconsin H-D Dealership Hosts Three-Day Weekend Rally

Kutter Harley-Davidson

Kutter Harley-Davidson

Recently, Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, paid a visit to Kutter Harley-Davidson, at their Janesville, Wisconsin location for their Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Rally, held over the weekend of May 7th-9th.

Besides the rally, the people at Kutter held an open house, and hosted the traveling Drag Specialties display truck.

Kutter Harley-Davidson operates two dealership locations, one in Janesville , Wisconsin, and another in Monroe , Wisconsin.

Saddlemen congratulates Kutter Harley-Davidson on their silver anniversary, and wishes them many years of continued success.

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Our knowledgable staff will be at dealerships, rallies and other events across the nation throughout the year.