Come See Us Saturday For The "Heritage Harley Day" Event In Lisle, Illinois

This Saturday, June 11th, Saddlemen's travelling product ambassador, Gary Smith, will be at Chicago area Heritage Harley-Davidson, as part of the traveling manufacturers display run by Drag Specialties, the big distributor that provides "V-Twin" related aftermarket products (including Saddlemen) to retailers nationwide.

Gary will be manning our display, and will be available to provide his expert knowledge and years of experience with our product line. He's our go-to guy when it comes to matching riders with the perfect Saddlemen item to fit their needs and style. There will be lots of Saddlemen gear available inside Heritage H-D to purchase. We know it will be popular - it always is.

Heritage Harley-Davidson is located at 2595 Ogden Avenue, in Lisle, Illinois, just south of the Interstate 88 Tollway. Their telephone number is (630) 420-1942.

We look forward to the chance to meet Chicago-area riders, and let them see the style, features and value that make Saddlemen a leader. Gary, and other Saddlemen representatives will continue to travel the country, year-round. Keep an eye out for us!


Asheboro Dealership Hosts Celebration Honoring Major Milestone

This weekend, Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th, Saddlemen's travelling product ambassador, Gary Smith, will be at the big 50th Anniversary Open House at Cox's Harley-Davidson, in Asheboro. He'll be offering product demonstrations and advice as part of Drag Specialties travelling display of aftermarket motorcycle gear.

The anniversary party will run Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cox's Harley-Davidson is located near Interstate 73 and 74, at 2795 NC Highway 134, in Asheboro. Their telephone number is (336) 626-2416.

Besides all the festivities, there will be a wide selection of Saddlemen luggage available for purchase to take home.

Gary looks forward to meeting with local riders and showing them the great value and features Saddlemen has to offer. Saddlemen representatives travel coast-to-coast throughout the year at rallies, dealerships, and events like Cox's Harley-Davidson's golden anniversary celebration. We appreciate the opportunity to meet the riding public, and let them know about our products.


Our Traveling Product Ambassador Visits South Bend's McDaniel's Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen's expert "road warrior", Gary Smith recently spent a couple of days mid-month at McDaniel's Harley-Davidon, in conjunction with the traveling manufacturers display run by Drag Specialties, one of the major distributors that provide Saddlemen products to retailers.

Gary reports a great response. It was a great opportunity to meet the area's riders and show them the features and advantages of Saddlemen gear.

Above, at McDaniel's Harley-Davidson, from left to right: Jeff Myers, of Drag Specialties; McDaniel's Harley-Davidson Vice-President, Scott McDaniel; dealership owner Anna May McDaniel; and Samantha Bennet, a niece of the McDaniels, and driver of the 1/8-mile dragster seen above; along with Saddlemen's own Gary Smith.

Our thanks go out to the ownership and staff at McDaniel's H-D for being excellent hosts. We'd also like to thank the representatives and crew from the Drag Specialties truck for all their great work, making demonstrations and events like this possible. The chance to talk with the motorcycling public, nationwide, and introduce them to our products is an incredible opportunity.


Look For Us Nearby In Kingman, Arizona

Saddlemen will be running our touring product and information booth close by during this year's Laughlin River Run. From April 27th through May 1st, we'll be at Route 66 Motorsports and Mother Road Harley-Davidson, in Kingman, Arizona, in association with the traveling manufacturers display truck organized by major product distributor Drag Specialties.

Route 66 Motorsports/Mother Road Harley-Davidson is located right off Interstate 40, at 2501 Beverly Avenue, in Kingman. Their toll free phone number is (888) 757-1981.

We hope to meet lots of riders out enjoying the scenic Arizona highways and the River Run.

Saddlemen experts travel coast-to-coast, throughout the year to show the riding public what our seats and luggage can do to make their motorcycling experience even better. We're sure you'll be impressed with the combination of innovation, quality and value that Saddlemen offers. If not at the River Run, look for us at rallies and events nationwide.


Bergen County Harley-Davidson Hosts Manufacturer's Gathering

Saddlemen's Gary Smith reports an big turnout and excellent sales of our luggage at the recent "Vendorpalooza" at Bergen County Harley-Davidson, in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

Gary represented us at Bergen County H-D as part of the travelling display of manufacturers affiliated with Drag Specialties, our major nationwide distributor for Harley-Davidson related products.

Above: A sampling of the Saddlemen items we featured, including the BR1800 Back Seat/Sissybar Bag just purchased by Dominick Russo, at left. Gary tells us we just about sold out that day!

Our thanks to the fine folks at Bergen County Harley-Davidson / Bergen County BMW Motorcycles for being great hosts.

Saddlemen values the opportunity to meet riders nationwide at events like Bergen County H-D's Vendorpalooza. We're confident that by getting to show the public the great features, innovation and value of our product line, our luggage and seats will continue to prove leaders in the motorsports market. Keep an eye out for Saddlemen, and the Drag Specialties truck, across the country, throughout the year. We hope to see you, in your area, soon.


Article Shows Saddle Design In-Progress

Saddlemen is proud to have a custom-made seat featured as part of the current Hot Bike Magazine series of articles showing the transformation of a 2000 model year Harley-Davidson Sportster into a tribute to the 1977 XLRCR cafe racer.

Above: shown with the bike in progress, the article shows our craftsmen designing, fitting and tailoring the seat.

The editors of Hot Bike Magazine were kind enough to let us share the article online. It can be viewed here. Our thanks to the people at Hot Bike for letting us share this content from their April 2011 issue. A second installment will appear in their May issue, showing the completed project.

Custom seat work has been a tradition at Saddlemen since our founding. Our expert designers and technicians have decades of experience in creating the optimal seat for any machine and any riding style, combining our industry-leading materials and know-how.


Los Angeles Area Bartels' Harley-Davidson Unveils Artist's Custom Painted V-Rod


Recently, Saddlemen created a custom seat for a one-of-a-kind, uniquely painted V-Rod, produced by Southern California artist, Jack Armstrong. The premiere event was hosted by Bartels' Harley-Davidson of Marina Del Rey. Among the notable attendees was actor Lorenzo Lamas, and a number of celebrity motorcycle enthusiasts.


For this high-profile project, the builders wanted an excellent seat. Saddlemen was pleased to create a top-of-the-line saddle, based on our proven seats for V-Rods, featuring our famous design sense and innovative construction and technologies.

We at Saddlemen enjoy creating unique motorcycle seats and luggage for the widest range of special projects. Custom work like this has been an important element in the growth and evolution of our product lines. We invite you to contact us about any custom project on the horizon.


Dealership Hosts Display In Conjunction With Big Motorcycle And Music Event


No rest for Saddlemen's "road warrior" technical and sales expert, Gary Smith. The weekend after running our display in Reno, for Street Vibrations, this weekend finds him half a continent away at Pig Trail Harley-Davidson in Rogers, Arkansas, for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ gathering.

Our display will be with the Drag Specialties truck, run by one of our primary distributors.

Saddlemen items will be available for purchase inside Pig Trail Harley-Davidson, located at 2409 Hudson Road, in Rogers Arkansas. Their toll-free phone number is (877) 633-9797.

Gary is looking forward to meeting lots of riders, and enjoying the festivies.

Saddlemen has a commitment to meeting the motorcycling public, and providing them with quality information and advice about our products. Visits to local dealerships and motorsports stores are valuable opportunities to see how our luggage and seats are being used, and what riders want and need to improve their experiences.


Saddlemen Tech Expert At Carson City Harley-Davidson For "Reno Street Vibrations" Fall Rally

Demonstrations Of Saddlemen Products At Major Nevada Dealership


Saddlemen product line "guru" Gary Smith will be on hand this weekend (through Sunday) at Carson City Harley-Davidson during the big Reno Street Vibrations Rally.

Carson City Harley-Davidson is located nearby to Reno, just south off of Highway 395, at 2900 Research Way, in Carson City. Their telephone number is: (775) 882-7433(RIDE).

Saddlemen sales, customer service, and technical representatives travel across the country throughout the year. We value the chance to show our motorcycle seats and luggage to riders from coast to coast. It's a great opportunity to meet more motorcyclists, and show how our products can help improve their riding experience.


Come See Us In Sturgis At J&P Cycles And Black Hills Harley-Davidson In Rapid City

Sturgis Drag Booth Tent

As this posting goes live, Saddlemen staff are busy running our displays at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. We are at two locations: J&P Cycles in Sturgis, and nearby at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

Saddlemen’s Gary Smith and Jerry Beaty are manning the Saddlemen booth at Black Hills Harley Davidson, 2820 Harley Drive, in Rapid City. Our area will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, August 5th through August 15th, with a wide variety of Saddlemen product available, and years of experience to offer.

Above: Jerry Beaty, with samples of Saddlemen luggage, and at right, Jerry with Adam Nystrom, Drag Specialties representative (North Dakota), Diedre Webber, Drag Specialties truck coordinator, and Jay Varley, Drag Specialties Representative (eastern South Dakota).

For more information, check the Black Hills H-D website:
Black Hills Harley-Davidson,or call (605) 342-9362

Saddlemen’s Stan Alicki will be on hand at the Saddlemen display at J&P Cycles, 1650 Lazelle Street, right in the center of things, in Sturgis. Stan will be there from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, August 5th through August 15th, to answer questions and offer advice, and with Saddlemen items (including seats) available for purchase.

For more information, see the J&P Cycles website:

J & P Cycles – Sturgis, South Dakota – (605) 720-0800

Our thanks to Black Hills Harley-Davidson, and to the Sturgis location of J & P Cycles.

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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