- 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.
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.
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.
Our Riders Leave The Cars At Home
Recently, Saddlemen held a "Ride To Work Day," for our staff to commute on their motorcycles. Quite a range of machines showed up: baggers to sport bikes; Harleys and imports; brand-new, out-of-the-showroom models alongside vintage custom-project rebuilds.
Riders form the cornerstone of Saddlemen's people. From ownership and management, to R&D and engineering, customer service and sales, and out onto the factory floor, riders - who bring their experience and enthusiasm - are at the core of what we are about.
Our company's riding experience, and our love of motorsports, helps us to produce seats, luggage and other accessories with an eye for function, usefulness, ergonomics, as well as value. When you buy Saddlemen, you buy knowing riders are involved in every step of development of our product line.
Busy Saturday At Los Angeles Area Metric Machine Retailer's Parking Lot Event
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Parts Unlimited Rep’s SV650 Features Color-Scheme Matching Sport Saddle
Recently, we produced custom seats for this highly modified 2006 Suzuki SV650, owned by Parts Unlimited representative Dave Schmalenberg. The saddle was made as our “Track” style of sport bike seats, and following our design philosophy with this line of saddles, our “Gel Channel” feature was covered in yellow material to coordinate with the bike’s paint scheme.
Dave contacted us after receiving the seat, letting us know how he liked it, “The seat is very comfy, and looks awesome. No feedback on the passenger seat yet, but I will let you know as soon as I can sucker someone into riding on the back with me. (Anyone that knows me won’t ride on the back with me). Thanks again… the seats are EXACTLY what I wanted!”
Here’s a rundown of the custom work and modifications Dave made to his Suzuki:
- Swingarm, rear wheel, and brakes: 2007 ZX6R.
- Forks, triple clamps, front wheel, and brakes: ZX6R.
- Shock is from a GSXR750.
- Tag T2 bars with Moose risers.
- CRG levers and mirrors.
- Custom Barnett braided steel cables and Goodridge lines.
- Hand built exhaust with Leo Vince GP Pro silencer for 2009 R6.
- Hotbodies undertail and rear fender.
- Michelin Power Pure tires.
- Dynojet Power commander and LCD display.
- Engine is cammed and ported.
- Many other custom modifications and parts not listed…
Our Technology And Craftsmanship Combine For Excellent Riding Comfort And Off Road Performance
As we get deeper into fall and approaching winter… Although most of the continent is no longer in prime touring and cruising season, many areas, and especially the Southwest, are at the height of off-roading time.
The seats for Suzuki machines seen above are being produced on our California factory floor, and are awaiting covers. In this image, our special “Black Magic” foam is visible, along with our famed, pioneering SaddleGel inserts.
Saddlemen makes seats and replacement “seat kit” foam-and-cover combinations as well as replacement “SaddleSkins” seat covers for a wide range of dual-sport machines. They can be ordered directly from Saddlemen by telephone, or online, or through the nationwide network of dealers that work with Part Unlimited, a major distributor of products for “metric” motorcycles.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (whether on the road or off) more enjoyable.
Classic Style And Handy Storage Options With Our Tanks and Fender Chap Varieties
One of Saddlemen’s longest-standing product lines is our range of great-looking tank and fender chaps. Over the years, we’ve added new designs, like our Expandable Pouch Chaps, and added new items for more motorcycles. Whether a rider wants only to add traditional studded leather looks to their bike with our Desperado style, the conch-and-fringe details of our Classic Pouch chap, or the clean layout of the Expandable Pouch, Saddlemen Tank and Fender Chaps are excellent, attractive options.
Saddlemen Tank and Fender Chaps come in four types, (from left to right, above) Classic Pouch Tank Chaps, Expandable Pouch Tank Chaps, and Desperado Tank Chaps and Desperado Fender Chaps and can be found at Saddlemen Tank and Fender Trim.
Saddlemen Tank and Fender chaps are designed from the start to be the perfect complements to our luggage and seats, both with materials and styling. Our Chaps are available for Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha machines.
Tim Monroe of Anaheim, California had a Suzuki Bandit 1200 that was basically a good bike, but it was old and not really worth selling, so Tim decided to breath some new life into it with some customization.
Being a fan of the streetfighter movement, he went that route, replacing the headlights with a small unit from Europe, adding a custom shorty exhaust and abbreviating the tail section for a solo-only ride. The paint went a bit retro, with everything coated in flat black except for the wheels, which were powder coated red.
Tim came to Saddlemen for his new custom seat, since he had shortened the stock seat base by about eight inches and needed something cool to matched the bike’s theme. The result: this SaddleGel-equipped beauty with pinstriping inspired by Von Dutch.