Our Commitment To Direct Contact With The Riding Public Continues: Saddlemen Demo and Show Appearances

Since the founding of our company, Saddlemen has consistently made appearances across the country to show riders why we are proud of our seats and luggage, and to help potential customers learn about our high-quality products and make the best choice for their needs when purchasing from the Saddlemen line.

Some years, we’ve run our own displays, and other years we’ve also teamed up with our primary distributors, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited, to show our seats, saddlebags and other luggage to the riding public. In 2010, our reps will be out nationwide – at rallies, consumer shows, dealer open houses and trade shows, demonstrating the quality of our products, and the finer points for making the right choice when buying Saddlemen.

We’ll be well represented at Drag Specialties displays, and will be looking forward to answering questions and proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

Look for our knowledgeable representatives (often including our Director of Sales or Road Sales Manager) at the locations and dates listed below:

J&P Cycles- Daytona Beach, Florida- Bike Week - February 25th - March 7th
Killer Creek Harley-Davidson - Roswell, Georgia – Open House – March 14th
Super Showcase* - Dallas, Texas – Showcase – March 19th
Bost Harley-Davidson - Nashville, Tennessee – Open House - March 20th
Super Showcase* - Jacksonville, Florida – Showcase - March 26th
Gail’s Harley-Davidson - Grandview, Missouri – Rally – April 1st-3rd
The Harley Store (Baltimore Harley) - Baltimore, Maryland - Open House - April 10th
Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee - Open House – April 10th-11th
Kitty Hawk Harley-Davidson - Harbinger, North CarolinaOuter Banks Bike WeekApril 21st-25th
Old Glory Harley-Davidson - Laurel, Maryland – Open House – April 24th
Rodney’s Cycle House - Little Rock, Arkansas - Open House – April 29th-May 2th
Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson - Horn Lake, Mississippi – Open House – May 1st
Kutter Harley-Davidson - Janesville, Wisconsin - Anniversary Party – May 7th-9th
Youngstown Harley-Davidson - Austintown, Ohio – Mini Rally – May 8th
Super Showcase* - Marlborough, Massachusetts - Showcase – May 11th
Super Showcase* - Verona, New York - Showcase – May 13th
Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson - Omaha, Nebraska - Poker Run – May 15th
Super Showcase* - Sacramento, California – Showcase – May 21th
Conrad’s Harley-Davidson - Shorewood, Illinois – Spring Open House – May 22nd
Super Showcase* - Anaheim, California - Showcase – May 27th
Horny Toad Harley-Davidson - Temple, Texas – Anniversary Party – May 27th-30th
Harley-Davidson of Richmond - Richmond, Virginia – Open House – June 5th
Route 65 Harley-Davidson
- Des Moines, Iowa – Open House – June 5th
Central Texas Harley-Davidson - Round Rock, Texas - Republic of Texas RallyJune 10th-13th
TT Motorcycles - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota – Grand Opening – June 12th
Harley-Davidson of Wausau - Rothschild, Wisconsin – Open House – June 18th-19th
Big Barn Harley-Davidson - Des Moines, Iowa – Open House – June 19th
J&P Cycles - Anamosa, Iowa - Open House – June 26th-27th
Thunderbird Motorcycles - Wheat Ridge, Colorado - Open House – June 26th-27th
Suburban Harley-Davidson - Thiensville, Wisconsin - Open House – July 9th-10th
J&L Harley-Davidson - Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Rally - July 9th-11th
St. Joe Harley-Davidson - St. Joseph, Missouri  – Summer Party – July 17th
Classic Harley-Davidson - Leesport, Pennsylvania – Open House – July 17th-18th
Triple S Harley-Davidson - Morgantown, West Virginia – Rally – July 22nd-25th
Super Showcase* - Portland, Oregon – Showcase – July 23th
J&P Cycles - Sturgis, South DakotaSturgis RallyAugust 5th-15th
Black Hills Harley-Davidson - Rapid City, South DakotaSturgis RallyAugust 4th-14th
Hal’s Harley-Davidson - New Berlin, WisconsinMilwaukee RallySeptember 2nd-5th
House of Harley - Greenfield, WisconsinMilwaukee RallySeptember 2th-5th
Chi Town Harley-Davidson - Tinley Park, Illinois – Anniversary Party – September 11th
Appleton Harley-Davidson - Clarksville, Tennessee – Open House – September 11th-12th
Lincoln County Cycles - Tomahawk, WisconsinTomahawk Fall RideSeptember 15th-18th
Carson City Harley-Davidson - Carson City, NevadaStreet VibrationsSeptember 22nd-26th
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson - Rogers, ArkansasBikes, Blues, BBQSeptember 29th-October 2nd
Las Vegas Harley-Davidson - Las Vegas, NevadaBikefestSeptember 30th-October 3rd
J&P Cycles - Daytona Beach, Florida - BiketoberfestOctober 13th-17th
Easy Eddies - Huntersville, North Carolina – Open House – October 23rd-24th

* Dealer Oriented Event - By Invitation Only


High Desert H-D Retailer A Great Source For Saddlemen Products And Information

Harley-Davidson of Victorville

We recently received New Year’s greetings from a great Saddlemen retailer, Harley-Davidson of Victorville. Located high up in the desert country east of Los Angeles, H-D of Victorville sits right off major Interstate 15 at the Roy Rogers Drive exit.

Their Parts Manager, Lou Berg, is a knowledgeable long-time rider, and veteran of many years with Southern California area motorcycle dealerships. He’s quite familiar with the Saddlemen product line, and can help direct you to the right seat or luggage item for your needs and taste.

Dealerships and shops like Harley-Davidson of Victorville, and people like Lou are key to helping the riding public learn about the quality and value of Saddlemen motorcycle seats and luggage. We gladly direct attention their way, and give them a big “thank you” for the great job they do representing us across North America.

Whether you cruise across long stretches of open desert highway, or commute around town, Saddlemen has products to help.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.


OneStopMoto.com Discounts Saddles For Harley-Davidsons & Imports During Big Christmas Sale

Our friends over at OneStopMoto.com are big sellers of Saddlemen items. They wanted to let everyone know that they are running a Christmas Sale, offering great discounts on dozens of Saddlemen seat models for Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yahama motorcylces.

Dan Ludwig of OneStopMoto.com

Above, Dan Ludwig of OneStopMoto.com in front of their Lake Forest, California headquarters. They do great business selling our products. In fact, Dan says that recently they’ve been averaging about 20 sales of Saddlemen seats per month!

Saddlemen motorcycle seats, luggage and other related products are available through thousands of retailers across the United States and Canada, as well as numerous excellent online retailers, like OneStopMoto.com. With the support of local shops, web-based sellers, and our top-notch distributors, the Saddlemen brand continues to grow in sales and public awareness. Whether bought from a neighborhood store, an internet source, or directly from us, we appreciate the business of the riding public, and stand behind and warranty our products.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.


At Vancouver, Washington’s Columbia Harley-Davidson Customer Interest Strong During Pre-Christmas Shopping Rush

We recently got a “Season’s Greetings” message from our friends, and Saddlemen retailers, at Columbia Harley-Davidson, up in Vancouver, Washington. They reported having a very busy season, and continued strong interest in motorcycles and aftermarket items.

Columbia Harley-Davidson

Above, Columbia Harley-Davidson on a typical December afternoon, and two of the knowledgeable staff that handle Saddlemen products on a daily basis: left, Parts Manager Brent Stowe, and at right, Chris Keeney.

Located right off Interstate 5, just north of the mighty Columbia River in Vancouver, Columbia Harley-Davidson has been serving the states of Washington and Oregon since 1945. We value and appreciate retailers and dealerships like Columbia H-D, who provide Saddlemen products to the motorcycling public all across North America.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to help make riding more enjoyable.


Two Staffers Ride Out To Desert Dealership

Jerry Beaty on the road to Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

On a recent Friday, Saddlemen’s Stan Alicki and Jerry Beaty hit the road to pay a weekday visit to our friends out at Palm Springs Harley-Davidson, long-time sellers of Saddlemen products. With the weather getting chilly at higher elevations, the guys bundled up and rode out east.

In front of Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

Our Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, with P.S. H-D’s Service Manager, Lonnie, at left, and Parts Manager, Eric at right. While there, Stan and the dealership staff went over ideas for a new Saddlemen display for the near future.

Stan Alicki and Jerry Beaty at Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen’s Stan (left) and Jerry (right) with their Harley-Davidsons.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.


Stockton Area Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson Hosts Major Open House Event

Stockton Area Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen was pleased to be a part of the big open house at Lathrop, California’s Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson, in the Stockton/Manteca area, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Our Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, got the chance to meet and talk with riders from all across the Bay Area and Northern California, as well as the great people from Eagle’s Nest. In conjunction with one of our major distributors, Drag Specialties, there was a prominent setup of Saddlemen brand luggage on display, and Stan reports strong enthusiasm from the crowds and plenty of interest in holiday shopping for motorcycle-related gear.

Booths and vendors spread out across the dealership, and the roads were lined with bikes from across the region.

Stockton Area Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson

Stockton Area Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson

Our thanks go out to the staff and ownership at Eagle’s Nest H-D for their hospitality and cooperation. Road visits like this across the country are all part of our efforts to show the advantages of Saddlemen has to offer, and the pride we have in our product line.

And as always, we at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.


700-Miler Combines Product Testing And The Fun Of The Open Highway

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Testing Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Testing Ride Kern Hills

A beautiful, crisp mid-November weekend proved an excellent time for nine riders, Saddlemen employees and friends of Saddlemen, to get in some quality touring miles out on the roads of Central California. Over the weekend, the group covered over 700 miles, and roamed from the southern Sierra Nevada foothills, across the Central Valley, and over to Santa Maria, near the Pacific Coast.

Plenty of Saddlemen products were with the group, including Stan Alicki’s BR3400 back seat bag, seen below. Our Jerry Beaty also completed the testing of some new materials incorporated into a saddle for his bagger as well.

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Testing Ride

While in Santa Maria, the bunch stopped off to pay a visit at Santa Maria Harley Davidson, and had a great chat with the owner, Kevin. Sunday meant a return leg south to the Los Angeles and Orange County area, and plenty of fun memories of a scenic trip across the varied landscapes of mid-state California.

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Real on-the-road experience has always been a cornerstone of Saddlemen product development and quality control. We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.


Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Friends of Saddlemen from the Orange County Dualies Motorcycle Club are inaugurating a great charity event. Check out the details of this Glenn Helen to Arrowhead ride, provided by the organizers below:

The inaugural “RIDE THE MOUNTAIN WITH MALCOLM SMITH” Dual Sport & Adventure Ride is coming up quickly on Sunday, November 15th and there are still spots available for the ride that has something for everyone.

Start your day off with Malcolm and his friends as they enjoy a pancake breakfast presented by the Orange County Dualies motorcycle club (www.dualies.com) with voluntary donations going to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (www.pbtfus.org) (Yours truly will be flipping pancakes!). Then it’s time to saddle up and ride the San Bernardino National Forest trails that helped make him an off-road legend and star of the famous motorcycling movie – ON ANY SUNDAY.

The ride’s basic route contains fun trails and roads that is challenging, yet can be ridden by most riders without any difficulty. Adventure class riders will especially enjoy the challenge of this ride, as will entry level riders as the roll chart has been developed to call out information route information. All of the ride’s routes contain great vistas with plenty for room and time for you to enjoy the day.

In keeping with the NO WIMPS tradition, Malcolm himself, along with son Alexander Smith and SOBOBA Trail Ride promoter Bob Graziano, laid out aggressive hard sections for riders ready to accept a “A-Level Enduro Rider Only” challenge. Better bring your bike in top shape and your skills in full working order!

With the weather cooling and moisture coming into the mountains the riding conditions will never be better. Click on www.sobobarides.com for more ride information and an entry form.

We’ll see you out there on the trail.

The Soboba Rides Team

We at Saddlemen are happy to pass along information for worthy events, such as this charity ride, and wish everyone a fun, safe and successful run!


Group Takes In Southern California Sights

Several Saddlemen staffers, including Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, recently got together with friends for a Sunday day trip up to Ventura, California. It was a great chance to test some Saddlemen seats, visit a major area dealership, and to simply enjoy the open roads.

Sunset Blvd.

Starting out at their homes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the group met and headed north, leaving Interstate 405 and taking the winding, up-scale, residential western end of Sunset Boulevard (seen above) to Santa Monica, and the coast. Then, it was up the shoreline on Pacific Coast Highway, through Malibu, on to Ventura County.


In Ventura County, they stopped off and paid a visit to the good folks at Ventura Harley-Davidson, in Camarillo, (above), and then enjoyed more of the day touring around the hills and agricultural valleys of this area north of L.A. (below).


The trip proved to be a lot of fun, and gave our Saddlemen engineering, customer service and sales people some valuable insights into new product ideas and materials.


Westminster H-D’s New Model Year Demonstration Features Saddlemen Seats

Westminster Harley-Davidson

Westminster Harley-Davidson

Over the weekend of October 16th and 17th, Westminster Harley-Davidson in Orange County, California hosted a large test drive event for Harley bikes and trikes. Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki got the chance to visit and meet the public. He was very pleased to see that a number of the 2010 H-D machines there were equipped with Saddlemen seats, as was the green machine (below) from Champion Trikes, an excellent local firm with products available at Westminster HD as well.

Westminster Harley-Davidson Trike

The entire 2010 Harley-Davidson lineup was represented, and test drives were available for qualified riders. On Saturday there was a band and a mobile Carl’s Jr. kitchen truck for hamburgers and sandwiches.

Saddlemen makes seats for a wide range of Harley models and are available through local H-D dealers, nationwide. Southern California riders can stop by Westminster Harley-Davidson and to see the new 2010 HDs and take a look at the new lineup from Saddlemen for 2010 as well.

We at Saddlemen were glad we could be there to enjoy the festivities, and want to thank the people at Westminster Harley-Davidson for their hospitality and support.

We’ll continue to be out across the country all through the year. Most often, we’ll be affiliated with a Drag Specialties display, and will always be looking forward to answering questions and proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.


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