Vintage 1913 Bike Completes Two-Week, Cross-Country Endurance Run

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Saddlemen congratulate Mike Vils on his completion of this year's Cannonball Motorcycle Endurance Run, riding a beautifully maintained 1913 Excelsior motorcycle. We are also proud that Mike made his coast-to-coast trek with a Saddlemen seat, and using Saddlemen luggage.

Starting on Friday, September 10th, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 45 pre-1916 motorcycles set off on a two-week rally across the nation, with 37 riders and machines completing the trip 16 days later in Santa Monica, California. The course ran just under 3,300 miles.

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Above: Mike with his Excelsior during a stop near Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo courtesy of friend-of-Saddlemen Nick Trumbo.

We plan to post an interview with Mike about the rally, and his interest in vintage motorcycles, in the near future.

Whether for motorcyles nearly a century old, or for the latest new bike off the assembly line, Saddlemen offers a wide range of top-of-the-line seats , as well as our expert customizing and refurbishing services. Along with seating solutions, our ever-expanding range of innovative motorcycle luggage provides great quality with unsurpassed value.

 

Winner Has Choice Of Two Sizes Of Latest Motorcycle Luggage Release

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During our appearance, Saturday, September 25th, at Del Amo Motorsports' 8th Annual Parking Lot Sale , we will hold a raffle to give away one of our two new "Tunnel Bag" motorcycle luggage pieces. These new additions to our luggage line offer excellent value, quality and flexibility: whether for bikes with smaller rear pillions, or wider rear seats.

Our booth will be located outside the Redondo Beach dealership during all the activity of this gigantic sales event.

We look forward to meeting lots of riders, and showing them the quality of our products, and how they can improve their riding experience.

 

Demonstrations Familiarize Sellers With Our Seat And Luggage Product Lines

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Recently, Saddlemen's Jerry Beaty represented us at the Anaheim - Pala MX "Super Showcase" at the Astor Classics Event Center in Anaheim, California. Organized by two of the nation's largest motorsports products distributors, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited, the Super Showcase hosted about 30 manufacturers of a wide range of motorcycle parts and accessories, and gave us the opportunity to show our products to the people who get our seats and luggage out to the riding public.

Besides being a great opportunity to increase interest in Saddlemen products, it also lets us inform customer service professionals about the specifics of our seats and luggage, so they can better assist customers and potential buyers.

Jerry tells us there was excellent interest in the Saddlemen line, and that he was able to pass along lots of helpful information to sales representatives and store staff.

We at Saddlemen are proud to work with top-notch retailers and distributors across North America. We encourage the riding public to visit their local dealerships and motorsports stores to purchase Saddlemen motorcycle luggage and seats.

 

Convenient And Versatile Storage Fits Securely Over Rear Seat Or Pillion

Tunnel Bags attach to almost any motorcycle's rear seat or pillion

Designed for every type of riding and every style of bike, our Tunnel & Tail Bags will fit everything from sport bikes to cruisers and everything in between. The aerodynamic shape and rider-convenient features make stashing your gear easy and does it with leading edge style. Our tunnel bags attach to almost any rear seat or pillion with an included mounting system, and additional straps for extra security. Once secured to the rear seat area, the bag can be removed and re-attached to the bike within seconds using a series of cam locks on the outside of the bag.

  • Large main compartment spacious enough for laptop or notebook computer
  • Three big exterior pockets allow easy access when on the go
  • Two of the exterior pockets expand an additional two-inches for extra storage
  • Water-resistant construction with integrated rain cover: no matter the weather, you’re prepared
  • 13 exterior D-rings provide huge range of attachment options: jackets or other luggage
  • Six concealed D-rings, easy to use, but never in danger of scratching your bike’s finish
  • Three internal pockets
  • Tech organizer perfect for smartphones, digital cameras, or MP3 players
  • Adjustable main compartment clamshell straps-can be opened a full 180-degrees
  • Versatile, easy-to-use, universal, rear seat mounting system included
  • Easily attaches to most rear seats and pillion pads
  • Comfortable carry handle allows the bag to be used like a suitcase when off the bike
  • Semi-rigid construction holds shape and looks great even when empty
  • SaddleTuff 1200 denier, high durability fabric

 

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3516-0108 - TS1450R Tunnel/Tail Bag (Standard Tunnel)

 

Fits ALL bikes with a 9” wide or smaller rear seat/pillion 9” wide at front, tapering down to 6” wide at rear x 3” deep x 15” long

 

Tunnel Dimensions:

Exterior Dimensions: 15” long x 17.5” wide x 11” high

 

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3516-0109 - TS1620S Tunnel/Tail Bag (Wide Tunnel)

 

Fits ALL bikes with a 12” wide or smaller rear seat/pillion 12” wide at front, tapering to 9” wide at rear x 3” deep x 15” long

 

Tunnel Dimensions:

Exterior Dimensions: 15” long x 21” wide x 11” high

 

Saddlemen is the industry leader in value, innovation 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.

 

The Ultimate In Handy, Convenient Storage

Saddlemen Tank Bags and Map Pouches

Saddlemen’s Tank Bags and Pouches offer super-convenient storage options for all kinds of travel. These multifunctional pieces of small luggage are easy to install and remove, and are perfect for the many small items riders want to have ready for instant access – especially today’s range of small electronic items like cell phones, MP3 players and digital cameras.

Saddlemen Explorer Large Magnetic Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch

  • Twistlocks and magnets secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

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Saddlemen Explorer Large Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch – (Suction Cup Attachment)

  • Twistlocks and suction cups secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

Dimensions: 10.75″ x 11.75″

 

Saddlemen Explorer Medium Magnetic Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch

  • Twistlocks and magnets secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

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Saddlemen Explorer Medium Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch – (Suction Cup Attachment)

  • Twistlocks and magnets secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

Dimensions: 9″ x 11″

 

All of our Tank Bags feature:

  • Non-scratch bottom
  • Transparent pocket with velcro closure provides clear view of maps or electronic gear
  • Audio ports for earphone cables, etc.

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.

 

Our “HC” Series Of Hard Construction Trunks Offer An Attractive Option In Storage

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

Saddlemen’s Hard Case Luggage has great looking streamlined shape and cuts through the wind. Solid, reinforced and weatherproof, our matte 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 from bike in seconds. Easily transported off bike.

Both models 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 transport off bike

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

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)

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

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.

 

SSR1900 & SSR1200 Provide Excellent Value And Versatility

Saddlemen’s “Universal Bike Bags” offer great flexibility with uncomplicated styling, making them at home on almost any machine. They are a cornerstone of our motorcycle luggage line.

Saddlemen Universal Bike Bags

These sissy bar bags come in two sizes: the 1,900 cubic inch SSR1900 and its smaller sibling, the 1,200 cubic inch SSR1200. Both share similar construction, styling and features, and are top-notch values, whether for commuting or road trips.

Saddlemen Universal Bike Bags

Each Universal Bike Bag features:

  • Rugged, fully rigid construction, maintaining bag shape even when empty
  • Fully adjustable mounting system, including two adjustable-length hooked bungees. Mounts onto sissy bar, luggage rack or back seat
  • Zip/hook-and-loop wide top opening with gusseted zip front
  • Top carry handle and backpack straps for easy toting off bike
  • Lockable zipper pulls
  • Three exterior zippered pockets for easy access to maps and other items
  • UV-, water- and weather-resistant 1200-denier SaddleTuff™ and leather-like vinyl panels

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.

 

More Style Options With Leather-Look Vinyl And Chrome Studs Now Available For Successful BR3400 And BR1800 Models

Saddlemen Back Seat Bags

Saddlemen is proud to introduce two new versions or our top selling “BR” hybrid Back Seat and Sissy Bar Bags. Using the same design and layout of our BR3400 and BR1800 models, we’ve added two new style selections, using our great looking leather-grained cover material, along with the option of chromed studs.

These new bags have all the features and versatility that have made their “SaddleTuff” fabric predecessors so successful, including the convenient top-loading compartment, ultra-versatile mounting system, detachable backrest pad and numerous easy-access external pockets.

Saddlemen Back Seat Bags Detail

The new variants of the BR bags come in four models, in two sizes (3400 and 1800 cubic inch capacity) and two cover styles: straight-forward, grained, leather-look vinyl and the same cover material with the addition of studs for the “Desperado” look.

For the larger leather-look BR3400EX, CLICK HERE.

For the studded version, BR3400EXS, CLICK HERE.

To see the smaller leather-look BR1800EX, CLICK HERE.

And for the smaller, studded BR1800EXS, CLICK HERE.

At Saddlemen, we are continually expanding, refining and improving our motorcycle luggage line. We invite you to see what our extensive expertise and design savvy can do to make riding more enjoyable and convenient.

 

Our Helmet Case Lets You Protect Your Helmet When It’s Not Protecting You!

While our saddlebags and sissy bar bags are likely the first thing that comes to mind when the riding public thinks of Saddlemen luggage, our wide range of storage options has a few interesting surprises in store.

Saddlemen SaddleStow Custom Helmet Case

As recently featured on bikernet.com, our SaddleStow Custom Helmet Case is a great way to carry, store and protect any size street helmet.

  • Perfect for safe helmet storage in your garage, carrying an extra helmet on the bike, or transporting a helmet off bike to the next event.
  • Sturdy, solid construction with rugged, protective exterior.
  • Soft, non-scratching inner liner.
  • Protects helmets from drops, hits, scratches.
  • Museum quality protection for collector helmets or custom paint jobs.
  • Impact Isolation Hammock System isolates and cushions helmet.
  • Vented to air dry helmet at end of ride and keep fresh until next use.
  • Fresh Air Venting System allows airflow to the inside of your helmet.
  • Carry handle, D-rings and removable back pack straps included, so it’s easy to carry on your bike or on your back.
  • Molded polyurethane shell for great leather like look and secure protection.
  • Molded leather grain design looks “right;” draws attention and admiring glances.
  • Unique styling draws looks and interest wherever used.
  • Fits largest and smallest street bike helmets.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – and protect the things you care about.

 

U.S. MADE CHROME SADDLEBAG SUPPORTS FOR ONLY $40!!

Normally sold for $75.00, these high-quality, made-in-the-USA chromed saddlebag supports were made specifically for each bike model, for a perfect custom fit.

Saddlemen Saddlebag Supports

Saddlemen Saddlebag Supports

Virtually all saddlebag installations require saddlebag supports, so if you’re thinking about saddlebags for your bike, you need these beautiful supports. The highly polished chrome finish adds a custom touch to any bike, and look great even when you take your bags off. All necessary nuts and bolts are included, plus detailed installation instructions. Limited quantities!

NOTE: The only way to order these at this fantastic price is to call Saddlemen directly at (800) 397-7709 and mention that you saw this on our website. Each saddlebag support listed is priced at $40.00, plus shipping within the continental U.S. which is generally $12.00 or less. You will not be able to order these online… YOU MUST CALL US AT (800) 397-7709 and ask for the Saddlebag Support Special.

Part # 6904, for Harley FX / FL models – 1958-84
Part # 6919, for Honda VTX1800C – all years
Part # 6995, for Honda Shadow 600VLX – 1991-98
Part # 6996, for Honda GL1500 Valkyrie – 1997-2003
Part # 6998, for Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic/Nomad – 1996-2005
Part # 6922, for Suzuki Intruder 1500LC / C90 – all years
Part # 6923, for Suzuki Marauder 800 – 1997-2003
Part # 6936, for Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic – all years
Part # 6938, for Yamaha Road Star (Warrior only) – all years