An Excellent Example Of Our Craft
Recently our seat makers got the opportunity to build a custom seat for Jim Grant, owner and publisher of FlattrackWorld.com. Jim was kind enough to send us this photo of the seat, now installed on this great looking track machine.
Working from our tried-and-true Flat Track racing saddle design, our crafts people gave it a tough, durable and stylish "carbon-fiber" vinyl cover, with custom embroidery.
Custom seat design and tailoring has been a cornerstone of Saddlemen's work since our founding. To see more examples and information, check out our custom seat section. Our customer service staff is ready to help to create the perfect seat to meet the performance and style demands of any rider.
Gooichi Motorsport's Purple Honda Featured In Super Streetbike Magazine
Saddlemen was pleased to build a custom sport bike seat for this top-notch 2008 CBR project.
From the striking to the subtle, Saddlemen's custom bike seats have been a cornerstone of our business since our founding. Great looks are always combined with excellent materials and years of design experience. Whether for a show bike, a high-adventure machine, a weekend cruiser or a commuter, Saddlemen can create the perfect combination of style and ride-enhancing, comfortable performance.
The Ultimate Low-Profile Bagger Seat
Designed in collaboration with Todd Silicato, noted custom bike builder, and founder of Todd's Cycles of Huntington Beach, California, these seats are designed to be the ultimate low-profile, bagger seat - while still combining proven Saddlemen comfort, support and great looks.
A current Saddlemen press release highlighting these innovative seats is available HERE for printing or downloading.
Saddlemen is proud to work with respected designers and builders like Todd, combining manufacturing experience, acclaimed style, and the knowledge of what riders need and want, to create the best seats possible.
Look for more Saddlemen Signature Series Seats in the near future.
We Continue And Expand Our Legacy Of Innovative Seat Designs
At Saddlemen, 2011 is proving to be a year of growth, creativity and refinement, as we expand our world-famous line of motorcycle seats.
One of our exciting new additions is the inaugural model in our Signature Seat line, the Slammed Pro Tour™, designed with custom bike builder Todd Silicato, founder of Todd's Cycles of Huntington Beach, California. Todd applied his unique styling sense to create the ultimate low-profile, bagger seat that's acceptable for touring. Keeping Saddlemen technology and quality at the center of this new saddle, he sculpted the seat to drop down into the bike for a low riding position that also helps the rider touch the ground with confidence at stops.
Another new saddle was designed with our years of real-world experience working with riders in mind. The newest members of the Renegade™ touring seat family; our “Heels Down” seats have been developed to position the rider lower and forward for better control and riding confidence. Each saddle is low, wide and comfortable, with carefully designed contours that permit the rider to securely plant their feet when at a stop. The “Heels Down” line is now the perfect seat choice for smaller riders who desire comfort and style.
Saddlemen also is an innovator in the use of exciting new cover materials and foam on our seats, improving comfort and performance. The latest innovation in riding comfort; the Explorer™ G-TEC combines elements of Saddlemen’s famous touring seat family with the advancement of Gel Channel technology that incorporates gel and a channel in the main foam. It also features a flexible fabric cover for improved "breathing" comfort, combined with concealed gel channel and a layer of memory foam that conforms to the shape of the rider’s body to relieve pressure, to keep the rider and passenger comfortable and in the saddle longer.
Saddlemen will continue to design and unveil exciting new seats and luggage throughout 2011. Our commitment to quality, value and innovation continues. Watch for more Saddlemen releases throughout the coming year.
Latest Design Positions The Rider Lower And Forward For Better Grip And Footing
Saddlemen's newest addition to our popular range of solo seats, the Heels Down line, was created to offer improved seating position, footing and control, especially for shorter riders.
Available for recent model Harley-Davidson Sportsters, Softails and Dynas, our "Heels Down" are available as traditional solo seats, or can come equipped with adjustable, removable driver's backrests. Matching rear pillion seating pads are part of the line as well.
Each saddle is low, wide and comfortable, with carefully designed contours that permit the rider to securely plant their feet when at a stop. The “Heels Down” line is now the perfect seat choice for smaller riders who desire comfort, style and improved control.
Saddlemen continues to refine and innovate our range of famous seats. From solo seats to long-range, two-up touring saddles, and whether "ultra-slammed" or offering maximum support, our American-made saddles are built with the rider in mind, by experienced riders ourselves.
Bold Looking Saddle Made Especially For Manufacturer's Centennial Machine
This special custom-built 2011 Yamaha YZF R1 was equipped with numerous top-of-the-line aftermarket parts and accessories from manufacturers across the United States. It was unveiled at this year's Dealer Expo in Indianapolis in February, and will appear at events nationwide throughout the remainder of the year.
Our custom seat features Saddlemen's latest structural design features and materials, and salutes Avon's British heritage with Union Jack highlights along with the company's logo.
At Saddlemen, we value opportunities like making the seat for the Avon Motorcycle Tyres centennial project. Our designers and technicians enjoy the challenges and chances for creativity that special builds offer. Custom seat work has been a cornerstone of our business since our founding. Maybe we can create a one-of-a-kind seat for you?
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.
New Models Combine Structure Of "Track" Seat Types With Carbon Fiber-Look Center Channel Strip And Cover
Coming soon to Saddlemen's online store are our new Track-CF seats, built with the same quality, value and innovation as our Track style seats, while offering the high-tech look associated with carbon fiber material.
Above: our Track-CF seat for the Yamaha R6 for the 2008 and 2009 model years.
As with our other Gel Channel, lines of seats, the Track-CF is built for ultimate versatility, whether for vigorous track riding, or long miles on the highway. They feature Saddlemen’s Gel Channel (GC), technology, incorporating a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam, relieving seating pressure, increasing blood flow, and keeping the rider in the saddle longer. Our sport bike seats offer high quality, light weight construction and styling that’s second-to-none.
Saddlemen continues to innovate and expand our product line, offering sport bike products that combine the benefits of our decades of experience and our commitment to value.
New Seat Models Combine Best Design And Features Of Saddlemen Product Line
Saddlemen is pleased to announce that our new Explorer G-TEC seats can now be purchased through our Saddlemen Online Store.
The latest innovation in riding comfort; the Explorer™ G-TEC combines elements of Saddlemen’s famous touring seat family with the advancement of Gel Channel technology, incorporating gel and a channel in the main foam (patents pending).
The G-TEC's flexible fabric cover breathes well, and is installed over a concealed gel channel and a layer of memory foam that conforms to the shape of the rider’s body, relieving seating pressure and increasing blood flow to keep the rider and passenger comfortable and in the saddle longer.
The deep, wide contours of the saddle are mated with a new nose shape to create a long distance saddle that helps the rider touch the ground with confidence at stops.
Many G-TEC models are available with a matching driver’s backrest for superb lumbar support and riding comfort. Each seat is easy-to-install with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions included. All Saddlemen seats are proudly made in the U.S.A.
Available for the latest Harley Davidson Touring, Softail, Dyna and Sportster models; Honda Shadow Aeros and VTX1300's; Kawasaki Vulcan 900's; Suzuki C50 and M50 Boulevard's; and Yamaha XVS1300 V-Star Classics.
Saddlemen continues our tradition and commitment to improving the riding experience for the motorcycling public, with innovation and real-world experience. Our ongoing efforts in research and development continue to improve and refine our products.
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.