Seat And Luggage Demo Draws Enthusiastic Interest From River Run Attendees

Saddlemen at Pioneer Lot in Laughlin

This year’s Laughlin River Run in Nevada, proved to be a great opportunity to show off the Saddlemen product line to the riding public. 2010 was the 28th annual River Run, or as it called in the “fine print,” the American Motorcycle Association Southwest Regional Road Riding Convention. We set up our display booth right outside of the popular Pioneer Hotel, where we kept busy talking to a constant stream of visitors.

Saddlemen Demo at Laughlin by Greg Friend

“Sunglass City!” (Above) Our marketing director, Greg Friend, at left, demonstrates the wide range of features built in to our “SaddleStow” sissy bar and back seat bags. We also brought along examples of our innovative saddlebags and our famous motorcycle seats for product presentations to the public.

Saddlemen Laughlin Display

Seats, saddlebags and luggage… at Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Whether at major motorcycle related events like the Laughlin River Run, or at product demonstrations at local motorsports retailers, we have knowledgeable representatives touring across country throughout the year.

 

Look For Our Representatives At Our Booth

Saddlemen goes to Laughlin River Run

This year, we will be running a demonstration booth at the Laughlin River Run from April 22nd through the 25th outside of the popular Pioneer Hotel at 2200 South Casino Drive.

Our booth will focus on product information and advice for riders interested in our seats and luggage. We will not be taking product to sell, but we will be able to handle sales that will then ship from our factory. Feel free to ask our staff at the booth about what we can do.

Saddlemen goes to Laughlin River Run

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Keep an eye out for us across the country. We have representatives touring across country throughout the year.

 

Saddlemen Products A Big Hit At Nevada Shop’s “Tenth Birthday” Open House

Road Rider of Reno

Recently, our road sales manager and product line specialist, Gary Smith, visited Road Rider Of Reno for their big ten-year anniversary Open House. While there, Gary put on a seminar for the owners and staff on Saddlemen products.

Gary send us several photos from the event. At left, above, in-store music was provided by a Bluegrass band that includes one of the shop’s owners, Zeke Griffin (at right, facing the rest of the band). The center image shows Drag Specialties’ and Parts Unlimited’s Tony Ayalo (wearing the blue shop style shirt) giving a product demonstration.

Road Rider Of Reno is located right off U.S. Highway 395, next to the city’s airport and is located in a powersports mall.

Gary tells us that the folks there described our saddlebags as the shop’s “go-to” bags.

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Keep an eye out for us across the country. We have representatives touring across country throughout the year.

 

Black Hawk Customs AAFES Tour 2010

Our friends at Black Hawk Customs will soon be starting their “Southern USA AAFES Exchange Tour,” paying visits to Army and Air Force bases coast-to-coast this spring. At Saddlemen we are proud to team with Black Hawk Customs to offer our seats and luggage to our military personnel at the convenience of on-base locations.

The following information about the tour is straight from the folks at Black Hawk Customs.

Black Hawk Customs will be visiting 38 AAFES Exchanges between March 29th and June 3rd, 2010. Our truck and trailer will be positioned in front of each Exchange (or in the parking lot depending upon available space) at each location. We’ll have multiple displays and a completely accessorized (Saddlemen, Memphis Shades, Cobra, Pro Armor, Küryakyn, Jardine, and more) motorcycle on display from 10:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. on the specified date listed below.

Come on out, pick up some free literature and enter to win raffle prizes at each location. See some of the latest products available through Black Hawk Customs on the Exchange Online Mall and some of the PPE available inside the Exchange stores. The major brands that we’ll have on display are: Saddlemen, Bassani Xhaust, Roland Sands Designs, K&N, Memphis Shades, DP Brakes and Clutches, LeoVince, Air Force Blaster, and Icon.

And if you’re at Nellis AFB on May 29th, you really should come out because we’ll have Eric Ellis the Editor of Hot Bike Magazine, Saddlemen, Bassani Xhaust, and other’s joining us. Every motorcycle at Nellis AFB that comes out to see us will have their bike photographed and some of the bikes are guaranteed by Eric Ellis to be in the following issue of Hot Bike Magazine. So come out, meet and greet, and let’s go for a ride.

Here is their tour schedule:

Barksdale AFB, Louisiana – Mon., March 29, 2010

Fort Polk, Louisiana – Tue., March 30, 2010

Keelser AFB, Mississippi – Wed., March 31, 2010

Hurlburt Field, Florida – Thu., April 01, 2010

Eglin AFB, Florida – Fri., April 02, 2010

Tyndall AFB, Florida – Sat., April 03, 2010

Fort Rucker, Alabama – Mon.,April 05, 2010

Maxwell AFB, Alabama – Tue., April 06, 2010

Robins AFB, Georgia – Wed., April 07, 2010

Fort Gordon, Georgia – Thu., April 08, 2010

Fort Jackson, South Carolina – Fri., April 09, 2010

Fort Knox, Kentucky – Fri., April 16, 2010

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Sat., April 17, 2010

Scott AFB, Illinois – Tue., April 20, 2010

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri – Wed., April 21, 2010

Whiteman AFB, Missouri – Thu., April 22, 2010

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas – Fri., April 23, 2010

Fort Riley, Kansas – Sat., April 24, 2010

Tinker AFB, Oklahoma – Mon., April 26, 2010

Fort Sill, Oklahoma – Tue., April 27, 2010

Sheppard AFB, Texas – Thu., April 29, 2010

Fort Hood, Texas – Fri., April 30, 2010

Randolph AFB, Texas – Thu., May 13, 2010

Lackland AFB, Texas – Fri., May 14, 2010

Fort Sam Houston, Texas – Sat., May 15, 2010

Goodfellow AFB, Texas – Mon., May 17, 2010

Dyess AFB, Texas – Tue.,May 18, 2010

Cannon AFB, New Mexico – Wed., May 19, 2010

Kirtland AFB, New Mexico – Thu., May 20, 2010

Holloman AFB, New Mexico – Fri., May 21, 2010

Fort Bliss, Texas – Sat., May 22, 2010

Fort Huachuca, Arizona – Mon., May 24, 2010

Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona – Tue., May 25, 2010

Luke AFB, Arizona – Wed., May 26, 2010

Nellis AFB, Nevada – Sat., May 29, 2010

Edwards AFB, California – Tue., June 01, 2010

March AFB, California – Wed., June 02, 2010

Vandenberg AFB, California – Thu., June 03, 2010

 

We Are In Indianapolis For The Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo

Saddlemen ownership and staff are on the road again, this time at the major dealer expo in Indianapolis. The Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo runs from February 12th through the 15th, right next to the Colt’s football stadium at the Indiana Convention Center.

It is a huge event, with hundreds of booths filled with industry insiders: manufacturers, distributors, custom builders, racers and media. Though it’s not open it the public, it gives us the chance to help the riding community by letting dealers, shop owners and staff, and other retailers get to know about our products, and how to make them available to motorcyclists across the continent. That knowledge then helps sellers assist the public when it comes time to choose the right product for each individual and bike.

This year, we are pleased to have the opportunity to share the booth hosted by one of our major distributors, Parts Unlimited. We know this will mean an extra-busy time for our guys at the booth, which we welcome! We’re confident that the more that people know about our top-of-the-line seats and luggage, sales (and many happier riders) will follow.

As we did at the recent V-Twin show, we’ll be running demonstrations and answering questions about how our expertise and technology can make riding more enjoyable. Our aim is to make sure that information about Saddlemen products will be up-to-date and accurate, and will be shared across the country for another year.

 

Massive Motorcycle Industry Event Is Traditional Kick-Off For New Year

The Saddlemen company is proud and fired-up to be at the gigantic 2010 V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s event runs from February 6th through the 8th, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Well over 300 exhibitors are scheduled to attend, including manufacturers, distributors and motorcycle media. And while the event is exclusively for industry insiders, it is always an exciting opportunity to show off new items, and familiarize shop owners, service department staffs and representatives of major retailers and distributors with our product line.

Every year, the Expo gives manufacturers, like us, the chance to educate the people that sell our products nationwide with the latest and most accurate information about Saddlemen seats and luggage. That knowledge then helps shops and retailers assist the riding public when it comes time to choose the right product for each individual and bike.

For motorcycle industry “insiders” going to the show, look for our booth close by the big display put on by our friends (and major distributors) at Drag Specialties.

And for the riding public across North America, you can look forward to knowing that the thousands of people in the motorcycle aftermarket business will have the chance to learn about our motorcycle luggage and seats, and can then pass along that knowledge and advice to potential buyers looking for the best products for their tastes and needs.

We’re looking forward to running demonstrations and answering questions and proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – and knowing that that information will be shared across the country for another year.

 

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.