• 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.

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.

  • 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.

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.


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?


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.

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.


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.


“Valentino Rossi” Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Unveiled At Long Beach Show

At the recent Long Beach Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, Don Emde, publisher of Parts Magazine and project leader for the build, unveiled an attention-getting, street-legal, custom Yamaha, the Rossi/Riders For Health Yamaha R1, built to be auctioned for charity next year.

Proceeds will benefit the Riders for Health organization. Saddlemen was pleased to make and donate a special custom seat and pillion for this unique machine, and proud to be among the top-of-the-line aftermarket manufacturers asked to participate in its creation for the Friends Of Riders For Health organization.

Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1

The bike’s concept is to be a one-of-a-kind “Track Day” sportbike, wrapped in famed racer Valentino Rossi’s AGV “Five Continents” graphics. This machine boasts numerous upgrades from major aftermarket firms. When auctioned, the eventual buyer will receive all needed “street legal” items currently off the bike, as well as a second full set of body work and windscreen.

Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1
Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Saddlemen Seat on Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1

Click on the gallery images above to see them at full size.

More details are available on the project’s fact sheet and press release.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – just as we’ve done for the Rossi/Riders For Health Yamaha R1 custom machine.


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 Classic Pouch Tank Chaps Saddlemen Expandable Pouch Tank Chaps Saddlemen Desperado Tank Chaps Saddlemen Desperado Fender Chaps

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.


For Honda and Yamaha: New Rigid-Mount “Teardrop” Saddlebags Now Available Online

For Honda and Yamaha: New Rigid-Mount “Teardrop” Saddlebags Now Available Online

Six new additions to Saddlemen’s Rigid-Mount “Teardrop” Saddlebag line now directly available from our online store.

For Hondas, we have sets in two styles for a wide range of 1100 Shadows, going back to 1987, featuring a specially shaped “shock cutaway” back panel for a close, streamlined fit.

Our Yamaha line now features “Teardrop” saddlebags for both recent and current V-Star 1100’s and 1700 Road Stars. All these saddlebag sets arecustom designed specifically for each frame.

Perfect for heavier loads, these ruggedly built saddlebags offer great looks, high durability and the security of permanent mounting.

  • Pre-fitted and sized correctly for rigid mounting to specific models
  • Streamlined shape allows stock turn signal locations for many applications – turn signal relocator bracket included for harder-to-fit bikes, as needed
  • “Drifter” styling features smooth, clean and uncluttered look with straps and buckles
  • “Desperado” style features chrome studs, chrome buckles and stylish straps
  • Complete hardware and chrome saddlebag supports included for rigid mounting. Upgradeable to “Quick Release” configuration with Saddlemen S4 Quick-Disconnect Docking Post Kit
  • Informative step-by-step installation instructions
  • Matching seats available

Click the links below for specific information about each Rigid-Mount Teardrop Style Saddlebag set:

Drifter style for Honda V-Star 650 Classic

Desperado style for Honda V-Star 650 Classic

Drifter style for 1999-2009 Yamaha XVS1100 V-Stars

Desperado style for 1999-2009 Yamaha XVS1100 V-Stars

Drifter style for 2003-2009 Yamaha VXS1700 Road Stars

Desperado style for 2003-2009 Yamaha VXS1700 Road Stars

These links open online versions of our product instructions for each saddlebag type:

1987-2009 Honda VT1100 Shadows

1999-2009 Yamaha XVS1100 V-Stars

2003-2009 Yamaha VXS1700 Road Stars

Many product instruction guides are available online for Saddlemen motorcycle luggage and motorcycle seats. Our website is available around-the-clock and has dozens of downloadable and printable Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of our instruction sheets ready for use at the user’s convenience.

Our Rigid Mount Teardrop Saddlebags, and much more of our range of motorcycle luggage can be purchased through retailers across the country affiliated with Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited. Our products can also be ordered directly from Saddlemen at (800) 397-7709.