• Saddlemen’s new FTB line of sport luggage offers modern style and quality materials and construction.
  • Universal mounting capabilities and various bag types makes this line a great option for any motorcycle.
  • Samples available for media evaluation.
Saddlemen's FTB Sport Sissy Bar Combo bag 3515-0142 offers options for both sissy bar and rear seat mounting

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - June 4, 2013 - Saddlemen has introduced a new line of luggage aimed at bringing a modern and sporty look to motorcycles of all kinds, from cruisers to sport bikes and more. Saddlemen’s new FTB line of sport luggage combines style, utility and quality construction to offer an array of bags that not only serve their purpose, but look great doing it.

The FTB line features the same quality materials and construction that Saddlemen is known for, and presents a new set of options for motorcyclists that might be looking for functional luggage with an updated look.

Rugged 1200-denier SaddleTuff™ fabric and marine-grade vinyl make up the semi-rigid construction that offers a blend of shape retention and flexibility, all while remaining light weight and portable. A bevy of internal and external pockets, pouches, and storage compartments make these bags ideal for carrying everything from tools and small personal items to clothes and larger items.

The FTB line is also universally compatible with multiple mounting rings, and can also be used with Saddlemen’s Versa Mount System to mount directly to a seat or rack. With a full lineup that includes sissybar bags, sissybar combo bags, and trunk/rack bags, Saddlemen has an FTB option for any motorcycle.


Saddlemen's FTB Sport Sissy Bar Bag 3515-0139 includes a reflective rain cover with locking cinch cord and padded backpack straps FTB Sport Sissy Bar Bag 3515-0139 Saddlemen's FTB Sport Sissy Bar Bag 3515-0138 features internal pockets and beverage holder make organization easy and convenient FTB Sport Sissy Bar Bag 3515-0138

FTB Sport Sissy Bar Bags

FTB1000 Part #3515-0138
FTB1500 Part #3515-0139

  • Unique shape offers impressive cargo space while keeping the bike’s lines clean.
  • Internal pockets and beverage holder make organization easy and convenient.
  • Adjustable sissybar mounting sleeve and multiple rings for easy universal installation.
  • Saddlemen Versa Mount compatible.
  • Includes reflective rain cover with locking cinch cord and padded backpack straps.

 


Saddlemen's FTB Sport Sissy Bar Combo 3515-0141 is a larger version of sissy bar bags that includes removable top storage bag for extra cargo space FTB Sport Sissy Bar Combo 3515-0141 Saddlemen's FTB Sport Sissy Bar Combo 3515-0142 has adjustable sissy bar mounting sleeve, multiple rings and nylon straps make for quick and easy universal installation and removal

FTB Sport Sissy Bar Combo 3515-0142 base and top pieces

FTB Sport Sissybar & Combo Bags

FTB2500 Part#3515-0141
FTB3600 Part#3515-0142

  • Larger version of sissybar bags include removable top storage bag for extra cargo space.
  • Internal mesh compartments keep gear organized.
  • Adjustable sissybar mounting sleeve, multiple rings and nylon straps make for quick and easy universal installation and removal.
  • Saddlemen Versa Mount compatible.
  • Includes reflective rain cover with locking cinch cord and padded backpack straps.

 


Saddlemen's FTB Sport Trunk/Rack 3515-0140 has gull-wing flaps and 270-degree perimeter zippers for easy packing and unpacking of two main compartments FTB Sport Trunk/Rack 3515-0140 mounted on bike Saddlemen's FTB Sport Trunk/Rack 3515-0140 offers two additional side compartments for mid-sized cargo and large front and rear compartments with mesh pockets for smaller easy-access items FTB Sport Trunk/Rack 3515-0140

FTB Sport Trunk & Rack Bags

FTB3300 Part#3515-0140

  • Gull-wing flaps and 270-degree perimeter zippers for easy packing and unpacking of two main compartments.
  • Two additional side compartments for mid-sized cargo and large front and rear compartments with mesh pockets for smaller easy-access items.
  • Multiple mounting loops for secure installation and two retention straps for added security.
  • Includes reflective rain cover with locking cinch cord.

 


Saddlemen FTB Sport Bags are available through Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties.


 

Since 1987 Saddlemen has been dedicated to offering high-quality aftermarket seats, luggage and accessories for all types of motorcycles. Designed for increased comfort and style, all Saddlemen products are built with industry-leading technology and premium materials. Saddlemen's vast line puts American craftsmanship on any type of bike - Harley, cruiser, touring, sport, dual sport, off-road, ATVs and snowmobiles. Whether you explore the open road, tackle some unexplored terrain or commute to work, Saddlemen's quality products will help you get where you want to go.

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.

 

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.

 

Our Comfort Pads Bring The Benefits Of SaddleGel To Any Motorcycle Seat

Saddlegel™ Comfort Pads make any motorcycle seat into a touring seat. A state-of-the-art material, brought over from the medical industry, that will never freeze, crack, dry out, leak or melt, Saddlegel™ is designed to evenly distribute a rider’s weight across the full surface of the pad, eliminating annoying pressure points and “hot spots” for uncommon comfort. Our gel pads also provide excellent shock absorption and insulation from vibration. Saddlemen gel pads are available in a variety of cover types and sizes to fit most touring motorcycles, sport bikes, cruisers and even off-road bikes and ATVs.

Our Saddlegel™ Pads are available in three standard sizes, made to work with the widest range of machines: Extra Large (12.5″ length x 15.5″ rear width x 8.5″ front width), Large (10.5″ length x 14″ rear width x 8″ front width) and Medium (9.5″ length x 8″ rear width x 6″ front width).

Saddlemen Original Soft-Stretch Cover Gel Pads

Saddlemen’s Original Advanced Comfort Seat Pads maximize SaddleGel™ efficiency, and feature a non-slip underside. Quick-disconnect harness system mounts over the seat and remains in place when pad is removed. Stretchable “Spandura” cover adds to comfort, responsiveness and performance. Available in our three standard sizes.

Saddlemen Synthetic Sheepskin Cover Gel Pads

Advanced Comfort Fleece Covered Seat Pads soften your ride, are cool in summer and warm in winter – an excellent compliment to SaddleGel™ support and comfort. Zero maintenance, man-made materials make these pads as care-free as they are comfortable, and eliminates the issues natural sheepskin can have when wet. Pad also features a non-slip bottom. Available in our three standard sizes.

Saddlemen 3-D Molded Gel Pads

Our Tech Memory Foam Seat Pads helps pad conform quickly and comfortably to rider’s anatomy. Center “ergo channel” reduces pressure to prevent numbness and discomfort. Includes exclusive air canals for increased cooling and breathability. “Comfort foam” top layer maximizes SaddleGel™ efficiency. Features soft, resilient, non-slip underside. Available in our three standard sizes.

Saddlemen Pillow Top SaddleGel™ Pads

Saddlemen™ Pillow Top Seat Pads have a nostalgic button-tufted style. They feature an extra-soft layer of pillow foam on top of Saddlemen’s famous SaddleGel™. Features non-slip underside. These comfortable, strap-down gel seat pads look perfect on top of most cruisers. Available in our three standard sizes.

All of our external gel pads feature our quick-disconnect harness system, which mounts over the seat and remains in place when pad is removed.

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

 

Our External Gel Pads Provide Proven Relief, Reduce Vibrations, Absorbs Shock, And Relieve Seating Pressure Points

Is the seat on that new holiday gift motorcycle uncomfortable? Does the seat on your “old reliable” have you continually stopping for relief during long rides? Consider our Saddlemen gel pads.

Saddlemen Comfort Gel Pads

Saddlegel™ Comfort Pads make any motorcycle seat into a touring seat. A state-of-the-art material, brought over from the medical industry, that will never freeze, crack, dry out, leak or melt, Saddlegel™ is designed to evenly distribute a rider’s weight across the full surface of the pad, eliminating annoying pressure points and “hot spots” for uncommon comfort. Our gel pads also provide excellent shock absorption and insulation from vibration. Saddlemen™ gel pads are available in a variety of cover types and sizes to fit most touring motorcycles, sport bikes, cruisers and even off-road bikes and ATVs.

Saddlemen gel pads come in four varieties: our Original Advanced Comfort Seat Pads, comfortable Advanced Comfort Fleece Covered Seat Pads, our recently added Tech Memory Foam Seat Pads, and our popular Pillow Seat Pads style. Each type is available in three standard sizes.

The easiest way to get the comfort benefits of Saddlegel™ technology is to strap one of our pads onto your existing seat. Your ride will be much nicer, so you can spend more time on your bike. These gel pads are proven by tens of thousands of satisfied motorcycle and other powersport riders worldwide for decades!

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship 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!

 

Our Technology And Craftsmanship Combine For Excellent Riding Comfort And Off Road Performance

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

As we get deeper into fall and approaching winter… Although most of the continent is no longer in prime touring and cruising season, many areas, and especially the Southwest, are at the height of off-roading time.

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

The seats for Suzuki machines seen above are being produced on our California factory floor, and are awaiting covers. In this image, our special “Black Magic” foam is visible, along with our famed, pioneering SaddleGel inserts.

Saddlemen makes seats and replacement “seat kit” foam-and-cover combinations as well as replacement “SaddleSkins” seat covers for a wide range of dual-sport machines. They can be ordered directly from Saddlemen by telephone, or online, or through the nationwide network of dealers that work with Part Unlimited, a major distributor of products for “metric” motorcycles.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (whether on the road or off) more enjoyable.

 

Our luggage lines offer choices beyond buckles, studs and glossy, nostalgic materials. From soft, durable and tough nylon fabric to hard, durable plastic, our always-expanding range of storage options is available for all types of bikes.

Saddlemen Sport Panniers and Sport Top Pack

Our Sport Panniers and Sport Top Pack have a modern, stylish look combined with high-quality construction and weather resistance.

Saddlemen TS3200 Deluxe Sport Tailbag

The TS3200 Deluxe Sport Tailbag brings the ease and flexibility of a collapsible duffel bag to any machine. High quality fabric and plenty of convenient and versatile attachment options make this a great storage option for almost any bike..

Saddlemen Fastback Touring Bags

Our three sizes of Fastback Touring Bags - Small, Medium, and Large, combine fabric with a rigid frame, and can be used as back seat bags, or secured to a luggage rack. They feature full side openings for convenience, interior mesh pockets and large zippered pouches outside. Includes rain covers and backpack straps.

Saddlemen Tank Bags and Map Pouches

Saddlemen also offers a wide range of ultraconvenient Tank Bags, either with magnetic attachment or suction cups. These are designed to offer the easiest access available when on the road, with features like transparent map covers, waterproof cable ports for earphones and gadgets.

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

Recent additions to our luggage family are our Hard Case Luggage cases. Tough and streamlined, these come with versatile and easy-to-use mounting systems to secure to luggage racks, and allow fast attachment and removal.

Saddlemen R850 Roll Bag

The R850 Roll Bag is made for use with most of our touring bags. Made with rigid reinforcement, it keeps its shape empty or full, and is the perfect option for “just enough” storage on the road.

 

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting System

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting 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 Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting 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 soon through Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited at dealerships nationwide, and at saddlemen.com

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting System

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

 

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. All hardware is included – everything you need is included for complete installation to rack.

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 – 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