New Models Combine Structure Of "Track" Seat Types With Carbon Fiber-Look Center Channel Strip And Cover

Coming soon to Saddlemen's online store are our new Track-CF seats, built with the same quality, value and innovation as our Track style seats, while offering the high-tech look associated with carbon fiber material.

Above: our Track-CF seat for the Yamaha R6 for the 2008 and 2009 model years.

As with our other Gel Channel, lines of seats, the Track-CF is built for ultimate versatility, whether for vigorous track riding, or long miles on the highway. They feature Saddlemen’s Gel Channel (GC), technology, incorporating a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam, relieving seating pressure, increasing blood flow, and keeping the rider in the saddle longer. Our sport bike seats offer high quality, light weight construction and styling that’s second-to-none.

Saddlemen continues to innovate and expand our product line, offering sport bike products that combine the benefits of our decades of experience and our commitment to value.


Social Media Site Enhances Saddlemen's Online Presence And Communication

Saddlemen encourages the riding public to visit our company Facebook page to see more updates and information on our product line and other related news. We've recently added a number of links to this page across our website. Look for the logo below to be directed to our page:

Facebook offers a great opportunity to share the latest news about our luggage and seats, as well as an excellent platform for feedback from customers and potential customers.

Saddlemen has always valued the input and experience of riders, helping us better innovate and improve our product line. Stop by our Facebook page - you'll "like" what you see.


Saddlemen-Sponsored Rider Earns Third Circuit Crown -
Second In A Row

We are proud to announce that Jared Mees recently wrapped up the Manufacturers Cup season title of this winter's International Championship Events World Championship Ice Racing series with his win in Bloomington, Illinois.

Jared, (above, center) riding the #1 bike.

His series win is his third I.C.E. season championship, and comes back-to-back with his 2010 victory in the same circuit.

Jared's personal race report can be read here, as part of Saddlemen's ongoing coverage of our sponsored racers.

We are proud to sponsor Jared Mees, and dozens of other racers and motorsports adventurers. The fun and thrill of riding is a passion with us, and our sponsorships help us to strengthen the sport and pastime that inspired the founding of Saddlemen.

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New Seat Models Combine Best Design And Features Of Saddlemen Product Line

Saddlemen is pleased to announce that our new Explorer G-TEC seats can now be purchased through our Saddlemen Online Store.

The latest innovation in riding comfort; the Explorer™ G-TEC combines elements of Saddlemen’s famous touring seat family with the advancement of Gel Channel technology, incorporating gel and a channel in the main foam (patents pending).

The G-TEC's flexible fabric cover breathes well, and is installed over a concealed gel channel and a layer of memory foam that conforms to the shape of the rider’s body, relieving seating pressure and increasing blood flow to keep the rider and passenger comfortable and in the saddle longer.

The deep, wide contours of the saddle are mated with a new nose shape to create a long distance saddle that helps the rider touch the ground with confidence at stops.

Many G-TEC models are available with a matching driver’s backrest for superb lumbar support and riding comfort. Each seat is easy-to-install with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions included. All Saddlemen seats are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Available for the latest Harley Davidson Touring, Softail, Dyna and Sportster models; Honda Shadow Aeros and VTX1300's; Kawasaki Vulcan 900's; Suzuki C50 and M50 Boulevard's; and Yamaha XVS1300 V-Star Classics.

Saddlemen continues our tradition and commitment to improving the riding experience for the motorcycling public, with innovation and real-world experience. Our ongoing efforts in research and development continue to improve and refine our products.


Saddlemen Mourns Recent Loss Of Sponsored Racer

Saddlemen ownership and staff were saddened to learn of the death of long-time flat track racer Rick Hocking. We were proud to sponsor Rick for several years now. Only recently he'd finished third at this year's Saddlemen Vintage Class competition at Gene Romero's WCFTS event in Las Vegas.

A California native, Rick was a rodeo rider in his youth, until getting involved in motorcycle racing in the late '60s. He raced on the AMA Grand National circuit from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s, winning four Grand National races.


Rick J. Hocking - November 25, 1952 to January 18, 2011

We at Saddlemen, since our founding, have enjoyed and taken pride in sponsoring motorsports racers and events. And while machines provide the thrill, velocity and competition possible, it's the spirit, commitment and courage of riders like Rick that make the heart and soul of the sport.

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Our Hard-Construction Trunk Series Are Lockable And Quickly Removable

Saddlemen's Hard Case Luggage has great looking streamlined shape and cuts through the wind. Solid, reinforced and weatherproof, our tough, matte "basic" black plastic construction looks at home on any bike, scooter or ATV. Universal mounting kit allows attachment to existing luggage racks, while its quick disconnect mounting system allows trunk to be removed and from bike in seconds. Easily handled and carried when removed from the bike.

Both models (the smaller HC1700 and the larger HC2900) offer:

  • Solid weatherproof construction
  • Matte black, rigid and durable reinforced plastic construction
  • Quick disconnect mounting system allows trunk to be removed from bike in seconds
  • Universal mounting kit attaches to your existing luggage rack
  • All hardware included - everything you need for complete installation to your rack
  • Integrated lock with two keys
  • Molded grip for easy carrying when off bike

HC1700 Hard Case Luggage

The smaller HC1700 - fits Motorcycles, Scooters and ATVs

  • Holds one full face helmet and other needed gear
  • 28 liter / 1700 cubic inch capacity
  • Dimensions: 15" L x 15" W x 10" H (Overall outside measurement)

HC2900 Hard Case Luggage

The larger HC2900 - fits Motorcycles, Scooters and ATVs

  • Holds two full face helmets and other needed gear
  • 48 liter / 2900 cubic inch capacity
  • Dimensions: 17" L x 23" W x 13" H (Overall outside measurement)

Saddlemen is the industry leader in value and design in motorcycle luggage. We invite you to see what our extensive expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable and convenient.


Convenient On And Off Motorcycles Great For Air Travel Too

3515-0079 wide 3515-0079 Front & Back

Smooth rolling wheels and retractable handle make this bag perfect for airline travel


3515-0079 Features 3515-0079 Wheels

Our SaddleStow™ motorcycle luggage line is designed to be at home on the widest range of machines and offers the perfect look for cruising the highway. Style is not the only concern - function is paramount in the design of each SaddleStow item. A perfect blend of rugged materials make this luggage tough, weather-resistant and long lasting. Our unique combination of features set these bags apart from all others.

The SDP2600 features:

  • Brand new, fully adjustable sissy bar mounting system goes on in seconds over any size and style sissy bar pad; once adjusted for your size pad, you never need to adjust again
  • Rigid construction holds bag shape even when empty
  • Top carry handle, backpack straps and shoulder strap for easy toting off bike
  • Top cargo straps for attaching Saddlemen roll bag (sold separately) or for strapping down jacket, rain gear, etc.
  • Top pocket office organizer and lockable zipper pulls
  • Constructed of UV-, water-, and weather-resistant 1200 denier Saddle Tuff™ and leather-like vinyl panels

Dimensions: 18" wide x 21" high x 11.5" deep.

Measures 2,600 cubic inches

MSRP: $169.95

Providing More Flexibility And Options For Securing Motorcycle Luggage

Saddlemen has always strived to provide convenience, value and adaptability with our luggage lineup. The Versa-Mount yoke continues that tradition.

Versa-Mount adjustable motorcycle bag and luggage mounting system

Saddlemen Versa-Mount System

Model: 3550-0117

Suggested Retail Price: $24.95

The easy-to-use Versa-Mount yoke and harness system fits under the passenger area of two-up seats, allowing the attachment of a sissy bar bag, rack bag or seat bag to a motorcycle without the use of a sissy bar or rack. The two-piece construction enables the yoke to be adjusted to fit a variety of passenger area seat widths and includes a one-inch-wide security strap and D-rings to insure that luggage will stay put on almost any motorcycle with a one-piece, two-up seat.


Versa-Mount yoke and harness system

  • Easy to install and easy to remove
  • Attaches to almost any bike in seconds
  • Adjustable straps feature chromed, spring loaded hooks
  • Can be used with many types of luggage
  • No sissy bar or rack necessary
  • Considerably adds to the amount of potential luggage a bike can carry without modification
  • Matching luggage available

Available through Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited at dealerships nationwide, and at


Versa-Mount adjustable motorcycle bag and luggage mounting system

A downloadable, printable version of the Versa-Mount instruction sheet is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format at this link.