For the first time, Saddlemen will be displaying their line of sport bike and adventure seats at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Please stop by to talk with Saddlemen's Ron Benfield about the seat of choice for these 2012 racer:

James Rispoli
Jake Lewis
Corey West
Joey Pascarella
Corey Alexander
Jake Zemke



Please visit our exhibit in the Racer Paddock Area and check out Saddlemen's Kevin Schwantz "Brand 34" Signature Chicane seat.


See you in the paddocks.

 

Saddlemen is pleased to announce the launch of the Kevin Schwantz Signature Seat for sportbikes. The Kevin Schwantz Signature Seat features Kevin’s world famous #34 as well as his signature embroidered on the seat.

“We are very thrilled to be working with Kevin, not only is he a great ambassador for the sport, he knows exactly what’s important when it comes to seating position on a motorcycle” says, Ron Benfield, Director of Sales and Marketing at Saddlemen, “Saddlemen will also partner with Kevin at his Schwantz Motorcycle Riding Schools, by fitting the school bikes with his signature seat.“

When Kevin retired from professional competition in 1995, the FIM felt the loss to the sport was so significant that they retired his signature competition number 34. It was the first time in the history of the sport that a rider had been so honored, and his number 34 continues to be one of the most recognized symbols in racing. “I am excited to work with Saddlemen on the development of this seat and more”, says Schwantz, “my students and racers to come will benefit from the relationship as we continue to develop hi tech sport bike seats.“

Saddlemen has been crafting seats for racing for nearly 20 years, starting in Flat Track and now for sport bikes and Road Racing. Its patented channel design has set the standard for performance and design. The Schwantz School was started in 2001 with the goal of making better, safer and more confident riders. The Schwantz School holds the honor of being the only track-based school to be recognized by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). www.SchwantzSchool.com Available at your Parts Unlimited Dealer. MSRP $299.

 

Gooichi Motorsport's Purple Honda Featured In Super Streetbike Magazine

The June 2011 issue of Super Streetbike Magazine focusses in on this Honda CBR1000rr, a custom build by Sam Morris of Gooichi Motorsports, in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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.

 

Bold Looking Saddle Made Especially For Manufacturer's Centennial Machine

Saddlemen builds a custom seat for Avon Motorcycle Tyres' 100th anniversary motorcycle

 

Saddlemen was privileged to provide a custom version of our Gel Channel style seat for the commemorative Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100th anniversary motorcycle.

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.

Avon Tyre Centennial Machine

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?

 

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.

 

Busy Saturday At Los Angeles Area Metric Machine Retailer's Parking Lot Event

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Saddlemen was pleased to take part in Del Amo Motorsports' massive annual parking lot sale, on Saturday, September 25th. We ran one of the many displays outside the Redondo Beach store, showing our motorcycle seats and motorcycle luggage.

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Above: One of the event's promotional models graces a Yamaha R6, one of the two bikes we brought along for "test sits" on our latest, innovative Saddlemen sport bike seats.

Del Amo 2010 - Combo Crowd

It was a very hot September day, and we were pleased to meet so many riders and their families who came out to enjoy the day, along with the excellent deals, sights, sounds and product displays.

Del-Amo-2010-Displays

Our thanks to the ownership and staff at Del Amo Motorsports for being great hosts, and giving us the opportunity to show our product lines to the motorcycling public of Southern California.

 

Winner Has Choice Of Two Sizes Of Latest Motorcycle Luggage Release

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During our appearance, Saturday, September 25th, at Del Amo Motorsports' 8th Annual Parking Lot Sale , we will hold a raffle to give away one of our two new "Tunnel Bag" motorcycle luggage pieces. These new additions to our luggage line offer excellent value, quality and flexibility: whether for bikes with smaller rear pillions, or wider rear seats.

Our booth will be located outside the Redondo Beach dealership during all the activity of this gigantic sales event.

We look forward to meeting lots of riders, and showing them the quality of our products, and how they can improve their riding experience.

 

Positive Feedback On Recent Seat Modification For Suzuki SV1000

SV1000-Custom

Year after year, Saddlemen works with riders to improve existing seats, whether for rare, vintage, or the newest motorcycles. Recently, we modified the foam and recovered the stock seat for this 2003 Suzuki SV1000S owned by local customer Mike J.

Saddlemen's technicians and customer service staff are experts in making seats more comfortable, supportive and better looking. To see our work, and how it's done, click on our custom seat work page.

Please contact us to to answer any questions, or to get a quote. We look forward to proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

The Ultimate In Handy, Convenient Storage

Saddlemen Tank Bags and Map Pouches

Saddlemen’s Tank Bags and Pouches offer super-convenient storage options for all kinds of travel. These multifunctional pieces of small luggage are easy to install and remove, and are perfect for the many small items riders want to have ready for instant access – especially today’s range of small electronic items like cell phones, MP3 players and digital cameras.

Saddlemen Explorer Large Magnetic Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch

  • Twistlocks and magnets secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

or

Saddlemen Explorer Large Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch – (Suction Cup Attachment)

  • Twistlocks and suction cups secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

Dimensions: 10.75″ x 11.75″

 

Saddlemen Explorer Medium Magnetic Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch

  • Twistlocks and magnets secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

or

Saddlemen Explorer Medium Tank Pocket with Removable Pouch – (Suction Cup Attachment)

  • Twistlocks and magnets secure zippered pouch and allow quick removal

Dimensions: 9″ x 11″

 

All of our Tank Bags feature:

  • Non-scratch bottom
  • Transparent pocket with velcro closure provides clear view of maps or electronic gear
  • Audio ports for earphone cables, etc.

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 Product Development Staff Is On The Lookout For Bikes For Design And Research

Saddlemen Research and Development

Here at Saddlemen™ we are not only working on products for new motorcycles, but also constantly updating our existing products and adding products for existing motorcycle models.

As it’s often more difficult to find a existing model motorcycle at one of our friendly local dealerships, we are turning to you, our customers, to lend us a hand.

We need various brand and model motorcycles to develop or check the fitment of new accessories. Obviously we do not expect anyone to do this for free and are more than willing to reward your efforts with new Saddlemen product.

If your bike is listed below, you live in the Los Angeles area, and are willing to part with your ride for a few days in exchange for some cool accessories, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Currently, we are looking to work with:

Honda Shadow VT1100C Spirit for 1995 through 2008

Honda Shadow VT1100C2 Sabre for 2000 through 2009

Suzuki M109 for 2006 through 2009

Saddlemen continually works to develop new, innovative products, as well as refining and improving existing products.

 

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