Bold Looking Saddle Made Especially For Manufacturer's Centennial Machine

Saddlemen builds a custom seat for Avon Motorcycle Tyres' 100th anniversary motorcycle


Saddlemen was privileged to provide a custom version of our Gel Channel style seat for the commemorative Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100th anniversary motorcycle.

This special custom-built 2011 Yamaha YZF R1 was equipped with numerous top-of-the-line aftermarket parts and accessories from manufacturers across the United States. It was unveiled at this year's Dealer Expo in Indianapolis in February, and will appear at events nationwide throughout the remainder of the year.

Avon Tyre Centennial Machine

Our custom seat features Saddlemen's latest structural design features and materials, and salutes Avon's British heritage with Union Jack highlights along with the company's logo.

At Saddlemen, we value opportunities like making the seat for the Avon Motorcycle Tyres centennial project. Our designers and technicians enjoy the challenges and chances for creativity that special builds offer. Custom seat work has been a cornerstone of our business since our founding. Maybe we can create a one-of-a-kind seat for you?


Video Offers An Inside Look At Preparations For Upcoming Season

Johnny Lewis, shares a video clip showing his recent work, readying himself, along with several other Saddlemen-sponsored racers, for the upcoming 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship (GNC) season.

It's an excellent view into the practice techniques flat-trackers use to maintain and improve their racing skills.

At Saddlemen, we are proud to continue our tradition of race sponsorship. It's something we've done continually since our company was founded. It's an honor, and a lot of fun, to contribute to the success of great young riders like Johnny Lewis, and so many of our other sponsored racers.


Saddlemen Team Members Will Be At Three Popular Area Locations For The Big Event

In conjunction with the festivities at this year's Daytona Bike Week, Saddlemen experts will be on hand at three major motorcycle-related locations.

We'll be at J&P Cycles® Destination Daytona Superstore, in Ormond Beach; at Daytona Fun Machines; and also at Orlando Harley-Davidson.

Three of our knowledgable team members will be available to answer questions and demonstrate our great Saddlemen products. Keep an eye out for our product information and customer service specialist, Jerry Beaty (above, left), our veteran expert and "road warrior," Gary Smith (above, center), along with our director of sales, Ron Benfield (above, right).

J&P Cycles® Destination Daytona Superstore, is located at the junction of Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1, in Ormond Beach - CLICK HERE for map information. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 318-4823.

Daytona Fun Machines, is located at 450 Ridgewood Avenue, in Daytona Beach - CLICK HERE for map information. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 338-4386.

Orlando Harley-Davidson, is located at 3770 37th Street, in Orlando, just off Interstate 4 - CLICK HERE for map information. Their telephone number is (407) 423-0346.

We look forward to meeting the public at Bike Week, continuing our strong tradition of coast-to-coast contact with the riding community. We value the opportunity to show our pride in the great quality, features and value of our Saddlemen product line.


Videos Show The Technology And Craftsmanship That Goes Into Making Our World-Famous Motorcycle Seats

A pair of videos, conveniently available to view on YouTube, offer excellent "backstage" views into how we make our seats here at Saddlemen.

The first clip spotlights Saddlemen-sponsored flat track racer Jared Mees, who, like dozens of racers over the decades, have proudly been supported by our company. The presentation also features commentary and insights from our President and founder, Tom Seymour, who walks the viewer through our state-of-the-art production and design methods.

Another presentation shows the processes and activities going on over a typical, busy day at our Southern California factory and R&D center. We're proud to be able to show the excellent work and commitment to quality that goes into the crafting and building of our American-made seats.

We hope these clips will give an insight into the expert, skilled work; top-of-the-line production technology; and pride in our product that are cornerstones of Saddlemen's business.


Article Shows Saddle Design In-Progress

Saddlemen is proud to have a custom-made seat featured as part of the current Hot Bike Magazine series of articles showing the transformation of a 2000 model year Harley-Davidson Sportster into a tribute to the 1977 XLRCR cafe racer.

Above: shown with the bike in progress, the article shows our craftsmen designing, fitting and tailoring the seat.

The editors of Hot Bike Magazine were kind enough to let us share the article online. It can be viewed here. Our thanks to the people at Hot Bike for letting us share this content from their April 2011 issue. A second installment will appear in their May issue, showing the completed project.

Custom seat work has been a tradition at Saddlemen since our founding. Our expert designers and technicians have decades of experience in creating the optimal seat for any machine and any riding style, combining our industry-leading materials and know-how.