by Florian Neuhauser
as seen on RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel

RoadRunner Motorcycle Touring & Travel reviews Saddlemen Custom Seat

One of my biggest complaints about riding our ’99 Triumph Speed Triple has always been the seat. Even though I prefer a hard seat to a softer one, the stock option just isn’t comfortable for a long day in the saddle, especially multiple days on the road. The Race Tech suspension is set up sporty, so if the asphalt is less than perfect, it won’t matter if you’re in the middle of a picturesque landscape—you’ll be looking for the first smooth road to turn off on. The stock seat is too slippery when I wear pants made out of anything except leather. Of course, the rain only exaggerates this problem.

When it came time to look for a new seat, we chose Saddlemen for their Gel Channel technology. The channel relieves pressure on your bottom and at the end of the spine, thereby greatly enhancing all-day riding comfort. It can also be color matched to your motorcycle. Our lime-green Speed Triple is difficult to match, but Saddlemen got it just about perfect without even seeing the bike. The other feature of this technology is the gel inserts. At first I thought the seat might be too soft, but after a day of riding without even thinking about pain, the seat has verified itself. The different material also solved the slipping problem. I now feel comfortable and secure.

In addition, the skilled seat makers at Saddlemen’s California factory reshaped the seat slightly to come up higher in the rear for more control during aggressive riding.

We also sent in our passenger seat for a matching cover. Because we never know how a custom seat will finally work out, we found a cheap seat pan online and used it for the custom work. In retrospect, that was unnecessary.

Ever since the new seat was installed, the Speed Triple has seen a lot more exercise.

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Saddlemen Custom Seat

Price: $280

  • 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.

It's A Story About The Journey, Not The Destination

Why We Ride is a story about who we are. Individuals with a desire to dream, discover, and explore. Seeking a life outside our daily confinements and sharing those moments together. It’s a story about the journey, not the destination.

Motorcycles represent the milestones of our lives. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons — the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.

Your senses will heighten as the world rushes in, your heart will beat to the pulse of the engine, your mind will race and set you free. Once you let a motorcycle into your life, it will change you forever.

Visit the Why We Ride website at www.WhyWeRideFilm.com

By Peter Starr in Health Care Weekly Review, Michigan Edition, February 25, 2013, Volume 29, Issue 8

 

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of the research by Peter Starr, Editor-at-large for Health Care Weekly Review™, on the subject of prostate cancer.

In the nine years that I have been studying natural healing modalities for the reversal of prostate cancer without conventional treatments, I have also learned about ways we men can change elements of our life to reduce the risk of inflammation, that in turn will help your prostate. I am not talking here of diet and supplements but the other part of our lifestyle, namely exercise, the way we move and the way we sit.

I have ridden a bicycle for most of my 70 years and along with so many bicyclists I have ridden with the hard leather saddle that has the prong that protrudes forwards under the genitals. This style of seat creates a pressure right at the perineum area, which is directly below the prostate. In fact if one rides for a long time – usually several hours, that area of the body can “fall asleep” and give a tingling sensation caused by the restriction of nerve energy and blood flow. Abuse of this area can extend upwards to the prostate and can become the root cause of inflammation, which in turn may increase the potential of other prostate disease.

I have known some dentists that sit for long hours working on patient’s teeth in seats that also create unwanted pressure on the perineum. Many suffer from similar symptoms as the bicyclists and experience unwanted outcomes and disease. Given this knowledge, it behooved me to seek a solution.

On a recent business trip to Italy to interview some Italian doctors about attitudes towards natural prostate cancer treatments I came across a dentists chair that had a gaping hole in the middle. I immediately recognized the advantage for men who spend a long time sitting – no pressure on the perineum area. I learned that the seat was inspired by an American design of horse saddles from the 1850s – the McClellan Trooper saddle. If anyone needed relief it would have been cavalry riders! I brought this Italian dentist’s seat back to my office.

Next I went shopping for a bicycle seat that would achieve similar results and I found it on the internet from a Canadian company. As a life-long motorcycle rider who enjoys long rides, I had to acquire a seat for my motorcycle, and thanks to Tom Seymour of Saddlemen I got that too. Now Saddlemen offer many models of motorcycle seat with this central relief. See the attached photos and understand that we live in a world of great stress and toxicity. Sometimes it is the simple and doable things that can make a difference.

Be conscious of how you treat your body and you might just avoid another reason to contract a chronic disease.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - November 9, 2012 - Saddlemen made its first stop on the 2012-2013 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour in Atlanta, GA this past weekend. The 13-stop tour makes its next stop this weekend, November 9-11 in Dallas, TX.

Saddlemen product specialists are traveling across the country with the IMS tour to display a wide variety of Saddlemen seats and luggage. Come find the Saddlemen kiosk in the marketplace to check out Saddlemen products, talk to experts about proper seat fitment and get recommendations about improving your riding comfort.

Among the products on display will be Saddlemen’s award-winning line of road luggage, including the new Pet Voyager. Saddlemen’s state of the art Adventure Touring seats and luggage will also be featured, as will several long-ride cruiser seats made with ultra-comfortable SaddleGel™. For those that prefer to touch and feel, seat demo stands will be set up where customers can sit and feel selected Saddlemen seats.

The highlight of the tour is Saddlemen’s new Track Seat Personalization Program. Saddlemen’s most advanced seats for sport and adventure bikes are now available with custom color options as well as with personalized embroidery. Customers can choose among 16 different color options for the center strip, the seating panel, the edge panel and the thread stitching. With so many possible combinations, your personalized sport or adventure seat is sure to turn some heads while providing a comfortable ride. For more details or to order please call 800-397-7709.

Upcoming IMS Events:
Dallas, TX - Nov 9-11
San Mateo, CA - Nov 16-18
Long Beach, CA - Dec 7-9
Seattle, WA - Dec 14-16
Washington, DC - Jan 4-6
Minneapolis, MN - Jan 11-13
New York, NY - Jan 18-20
Cleveland, OH - Jan 25-27
Novi, MI - Feb 1-3
Chicago, IL - Feb 8-10
Indianapolis, IN - Feb 15-17
Charlotte, NC - Feb 22-24

 

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 race on the track, 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. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

  • Saddlemen has released Adventure Track Seats for 2010-11 Ducati MultiStrada and 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere.
  • Saddlemen’s Adventure seats combine rugged materials that withstand the elements and design features that provide long-lasting comfort.
  • Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats are available through Parts Unlimited.
  • Samples available for media evaluation.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. – November 1, 2012 – Saddlemen has released new Adventure Track Seat applications for 2010-11 Ducati MultiStrada models as well as the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere. MultiStrada and Super Tenere owners will now be able to upgrade to a Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat that combines comfort, durability and style.

From the SaddleGel interior and progressive density foam to the Gel Channel design, Saddlemen’s Adventure Track Seats is intended to provide unparalleled comfort and control for the adventure or dual-sport rider. Adventure Track Seats feature rugged covers composed of vinyl and micro-fiber suede to withstand the harshest of elements while also providing a secure and comfortable ride. These Saddlemen seats have integrated bag or cargo mounting points on the pillion and are available with a remote controllable front heating system.

 


The Saddlemen Adventure Seat’s handcrafted design comfortably cradles the rider during static or aggressive riding. The ergonomically designed pillion shape creates sturdy lumbar support for the MultiStrada rider while increasing cushion and improved sight line for the passenger.

Heated for 2010-11 Ducati MultiStrada 1200
Part # 0810-1141
MSRP $679.95

 

Non-Heated for 2010-11 Ducati MultiStrada 1200
Part # 0810-1140
MSRP $529.95

 


This Saddlemen seat for the Super Tenere features an intelligently engineered seat base and brackets to mimic the original seat’s height adjustability while improving fit. Both the rider and passenger portions of the Adventure Track Seat intermix with the original Yamaha seats. The rider’s front seat can also be used by itself to create a larger cargo platform. A new stand-alone rider solo seat is also available.

Heated for 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
Part # 0810-1174
MSRP: $699.95

 

Non-Heated for 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
Part # 0810-1173
MSRP $549.95

 


Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats are distributed through Parts Unlimited.

October 3-7 - Cologne, Germany

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - October 2, 2012 - Saddlemen will be exhibiting at INTERMOT 2012 in Cologne, Germany this week in conjunction with their European distributor Parts Europe.

Saddlemen is excited to attend INTERMOT for the first time this year, and will be displaying a variety of their seats and luggage for this global assembly of motorcycle industry members and enthusiasts. Saddlemen will be set up next to the Parts Europe Exhibit in Hall 7.

 

Some of the products Saddlemen will be showing include sport, adventure, touring and cruiser seats, as well as adventure and touring luggage. Product specialists will be on hand to offer advice on seat fitments and luggage recommendations. World Road Racing Champion Kevin Schwantz will be signing autographs at the Saddlemen booth in promotion of the Kevin Schwantz “Brand 34” seat.

“The European market is an extremely important part of the motorcycle industry and Parts Europe is doing great work offering Saddlemen products to European consumers,” said Ron Benfield, Saddlemen Director of Sales and Marketing. “Saddlemen is growing in popularity in international markets, and we’re excited to bring our brand to INTERMOT for the first time.”

To learn more about the INTERMOT show visit www.intermot-cologne.com.


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.
  • Saddlemen Explorer™ RS seats are now available for 06-12 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide models.
  • The Explorer™ RS is available with an optional driver backrest that is removable and fully adjustable.
  • The Explorer™ RS seat combines comfort and style for long trips on non-touring motorcycles.
  • Product available for media evaluation.

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - September 5, 2012 - Saddlemen has released its Explorer™ RS seat for 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide models. The Explorer™ RS offers the long-distance comfort of the popular Road Sofa™ to Dyna Glide riders.

 

The Explorer™ RS seat will transform your Dyna Glide into a road trip ready touring bike with long-lasting comfort and style to match. Its exclusive, unique split-cushion design reduces tailbone and back pressure, while SaddleGel™ in both the driver and passenger portions provides maximum long-range comfort. A removable driver’s backrest is available for Dyna Glide models, allowing you to customize your seat for ultimate comfort. Saddlemen Explorer™ seats are designed to fit with most aftermarket detachable sissy bars and are made in America.

 

Features include:

  • Plush, pillow-top style cover for non-touring Harleys
  • SaddleGel™ in front and rear for driver and passenger comfort
  • Optional driver’s backrest is removable and adjustable for customized comfort
  • Exclusive split-cushion design improves lumbar support
  • Designed to fit with most aftermarket detachable sissy bars
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Saddlemen Explorer™ RS Seats for 06-12 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Models

Part # Description MSRP
0803-0386 Without Backrest $389.95
0803-0387 With Backrest $589.95

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.

A Secure Ride for Man’s Best Friends

  • Bring your small pet along for the ride with the Saddlemen Pet Voyager, a convertible pet carrier and cargo bag.
  • Transport your pet in comfort and safety with a padded interior and mesh vents.
  • Universal applications and quick disconnect system makes the Voyager practical and versatile for all occasions.
  • The Saddlemen Pet Voyager is available through Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties dealers.
  • Samples available for media evaluation.


Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - August 2, 2012 - Saddlemen is pleased to announce the introduction of a pet carrier to its extensive luggage line.  The Saddlemen Pet Voyager is a convertible pet carrier and cargo bag that transports your pet comfortably and safely on your Harley or Metric cruiser or touring bike.

The Saddlemen Pet Voyager allows you and your pet to ride together safely with this removable pet carrier. Multiple vents, a padded interior plus food and water trays will get you and your pet to any destination in true Saddlemen style.

The Pet Voyager also doubles as a versatile cargo bag with a quick disconnect setup, backpack straps and separated compartments. Features include:

  • Mesh vents and access flaps for controlled air flow
  • Comfortable padded interior for comfort, with removable bottom tray for easy cleaning
  • Stow food and water trays in their own storage compartment
  • A sliding leash mount to keep pets secure and a walking leash for pit stops
  • Two mounting systems for universal applications – Saddlemen Versa-mount seat harness or adjustable sissy bar strap system
  • Quick disconnect straps, carrying handles and backpack straps for practicality and versatility
  • Ability to double as an effective cargo bag and plush backrest


Model Number: 3515-0131
MSRP: $174.95


Come see the Saddlemen Pet Voyager in person August 2-12 at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City, SD and at J&P Cycles in Sturgis, SD for the 2012 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally. Learn more about the Saddlemen Pet Voyager here. The Saddlemen Pet Voyager is available through Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties dealers.


Ventilation panels keep your pet comfortable while various compartments double
as storage

The Pet Voyager provides a secure and comfortable way to travel with your small pet.

The Saddlemen Pet Voyager includes liners, leashes, dishes, backpack straps
and more.

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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.
 

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  • Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats are now available for 04-12 BMW R1200GS models.
  • Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats combine comfort and control with durability and utility.
  • These Saddlemen seats are available in standard or low profile with optional front heating system.
  • Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats are available through Parts Unlimited dealers.
  • Samples available for media evaluation.


Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - July 26, 2012 - Saddlemen has released new applications of its Performance Adventure Track Seats for 04-12 BMW R1200GS models. Saddlemen’s Adventure Track Seats combine comfort, durability and practicality, making it the perfect seat for any adventure.

The Saddlemen Adventure Track seat for 04-12 BMW R1200GS models is the ideal seat for motorcyclists that want to do it all. Adventure Track Seats are designed to provide unparalleled comfort and control on and off the road. Featuring SaddleGel™, progressive density foam and a Gel Channel, this seat will keep adventurers and dual-sport riders in the saddle for hours on end. The durable vinyl and micro-fiber suede cover stands up to the elements, while the built-in pillion mounting points allow you to integrate bags or cargo in just minutes. Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats are available in standard and low profile designs and are offered with an optional front heating system.

Features include:

  • SaddleGel™, progressive density foam and Gel Channel technology for extended comfort
  • Durable and weather-resistant vinyl and micro-fiber suede cover
  • Integrated bag/cargo mounting points on pillion
  • Available in standard or low profile
  • Available with built-in front heating system
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats for 04-12 BMW R1200GS
Part # Description MSRP
0810-1153 Standard $599.95
0810-1154 Low Profile $599.95
0810-1155 Standard w/ Front Heat $749.95
0810-1156 Low Profile w/ Front Heat $749.95



The Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats make any adventure ride fun and comfortable.

The Adventure Track Seat features an integrated mounting system for bags and cargo.

Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats are available with a remote controlled, built-in front heating system.


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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 race on the track, 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. Saddlemen is the Official Seat of AMA Pro Racing.

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