New from Saddlemen: the 1 Wheel Revolution Performance Gripper Seat

This Changes Everything.

The amazing new Saddlemen seat co-developed with V-twin stunt rider Rob Carpenter to specifically meet the grueling demands of the professional stunt scene is now available for your HD Sportster. If you are looking for the ultimate performance upgrade, look no further. With just the turn of a screw, you get a hi-tech seat that fits you, your motorcycle, and your style.

1 Objective, 1 Wheel Revolution

We documented the process here to offer you a window into the creative process between Rob and Saddlemen that has combined decades of experience designing and building motorcycle seats with the highly specialized riding expertise required to stunt ride a purpose built Sportster. The behind the scene story and the final production 1WR Gripper seat are now available to the public.

To learn more about Rob Carpenter and 1 Wheel Revolution

Purpose Built Design

Professional V-twin stunt rider Rob Carpenter spent years on the prowl for a Sportster seat that would handle the specific demands of his tire-smoking, wheelie-popping performances. In the past the founder of 1 Wheel Revolution worked with local upholstery shops to modify existing seats, but the resulting seats were always very disappointing.

This all changed after Carpenter met the seating experts at Saddlemen. After several months of collaboration, Carpenter and the Saddlemen crew developed an Sportster seat that not only looks great but could also endure the rigorous demands of V-twin stunt riding.

Gripper Where it Counts

Based on 30 years of street and track testing we know how important the interface between the body and seating surface are to controlling your motorcycle at speed. The strategic placement of the appropriate materials allow for increased bike control during acceleration, braking, and at extreme angles which directly translates into improved rider confidence. Our seats provide proven performance advantages and are considered by top professionals and everyday riders as one of the most effective off the shelf upgrades you can make to improve motorcycle feedback and inspire confidence on your daily ride.

Premium Materials

Every Saddlemen 1WR Gripper seat is engineered with our proprietary materials and construction processes to provide dynamic rider control in the most demanding environments.

UltraFoam Hight Impact Formula


Years of research and development has led to the formulation of Saddlemen’s UltraFOAM. The chemical make-up and raw material volume is carefully formulated to create a foam that is a perfect balance of rigidity and user compliance. Varied cell sizes and types are encapsulated in the foam by an element-resistant self skinning process that seals the foam from water and enhances the seat’s durability as well as comfort.

Tri-Gripper Wet/Dry


Developed and tested by the most demanding riders to perform in extreme situations. Saddlemen’s Tri-Gripper’s unique diamond waffle shape is based on years of studying frictional contact mechanics. When the adhesive forces of our Tri-Gripper are combined with the compressive forces of our UltraFOAM base we produce an extremely durable seat perfectly suited for aggressive riding in wet, dry, or muddy conditions.

Show Proven & Proudly Made In The U.S.A.

American made quality and craftsmanship since 1987 is something we take very seriously at Saddlemen’s Long Beach, California manufacturing facility. Every detail, every stitch, and every step of the process from raw materials to the final product delivered to you has been carefully considered and inspected to insure that you receive the upgraded seat you deserve.

Made in the USA

Designed, Tested, and Built for your American motorcycle.

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Saddlemen, America's First Choice

No other seat company goes to such great lengths to insure the Quality, Craftsmanship, and the Comfort we deliver is at the highest standard possible, resulting in one very comfortable and satisfied rider.

Saddlemen remains America’s first choice when you decide to upgrade your motorcycle seat because at Saddlemen we recognize every body, and every bike is built a little different and that sometimes even the best motorcycle seat may not meet your comfort expectations. Unlike other seat companies who might defer the blame on you or your bike, we are here to help make it right. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your new 1 Wheel Revolution Performance Gripper Seat just let us know and one of our friendly Product Specialist will gladly assist you.

Engineered for Speed, Grip, and Control.

With precisely matched styling for your HD Sportster it’s not hard to see why the 1WR Gripper Seat is our #1 selling performance Sportster seat.
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