New from Saddlemen: the Step-Up Performance Seat TR & LS Models

This Changes Everything.

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. Now available for your Dyna, FXR, or Sportster.

Purpose Built Design

From the early days of the the Wheelie King to present day Saddlemen has been there to support talented riders with purpose built equipment to help them push the limits of both man and machine. The latest creation born out of this relationship is the Saddlemen Step-Up Seat. A beautiful blend of the rider and passenger comfort you have come to expect from Saddlemen combined with ergonomics required to keep the rider locked in place providing the highest level of bike control available in an aftermarket Harley-Davidson seat.

Don’t take our word for it, just ask the guys over at Unknown Industries. These talented riders have been pushing the limits of their purpose built HD motorcycles for years. If you are not already familiar with these guys they can be found performing in Monster Energy's latest V-twin productions or locally at rallies like Sturgis, but no matter where you see them you will notice that they will only ride Saddlemen seats.

Saddlemen seats are made in the USAStunt rider wheelieStunt rider - Unknown IndustriesStunt riders lineup


Change Your Ride Today

Shock and Vibration are the real world forces acting on your body that cause rider discomfort and fatigue. Take a moment and think about your last ride and ask yourself – Are rough roads and constant vibration cheating me out of the ride I deserve? If the answer is yes, you owe it to yourself to read on and learn more about what Gel-Core Technology can do for you.

Saddlemen's GelCore Technology

Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Understanding the forces acting on your body while riding is critical to understanding why homogenous polyurethane foam seats developed in the late 1940’s and probably on your motorcycle right now are preventing the extended ride times you desire. Saddlemen uses science to change everything by offering the Step-Up line of seats featuring our unique manufacturing process known as Gel-Core Technology.

Gel-Core is engineered to dampen, divert, and deflect energy through a mechanical process resulting in a smooth, therapeutic ride. Our technique combines a specifically formulated viscoelastic polymer also known as SaddleGEL with the latest in co-molding comfort technology to reduce engine vibration transmitted to your body by up to 50%, and reduce direct impact forces by up to 92%.

Saddlemen invented Gel-Core Technology and today we are widely recognized as the industry leader, selling more gel seats than any other seat manufacturer. However when it comes to the benefits of gel don’t take our word for it – Follow the links below to learn about some of the exciting places you can find similar gel polymers.

NASA uses gel to protect sensitive camera equipment on the Space Shuttle Discovery as it pierces the Earth’s atmosphere at 17,000 mph. NASA also uses gel to keep the International Space Station in orbit, gel is currently used in the medical industry for Wheelchairs and Hospital beds to promote blood flow, and see how a major league baseball mitt manufacturer utilizes this cutting edge material to dampen the impact of a 100mph fast ball.

Stress Under Pressure

Every Saddlemen Step-Up seat is engineered with Gel-Core Technology to provide dynamic support for the rider and fit differently proportioned bodies.

Example of Gel-Core Pressure Test

Example of Gel-Core Pressure Test

Example of Foam Pressure Test

Example of Foam Pressure Test

Instead of relying on foam cushions that may impose improper contours, a riding saddle with Gel-Core Technology provides a topographically neutral suspension that will conform to the shape of the person who sits in it. Using pressure-mapping technology, we experimented with different tensions across the backrests and seats, fine-tuning our designs to produce the desirable distribution patterns: peak pressure zones under the ischia, with wide distribution of lower values along the thighs and across the back, avoiding the spine and the area behind the knees. 

Extra foam padding does not necessarily solve the problem, because a too-soft seat can put pressure on the gluteus maximus muscles at the sides of the buttocks as well as on the heads of the femur bones and the sciatic nerves, resulting in the kind of discomfort experienced when sitting in a sling-type playground swing or a director’s chair. 

Gel-Core Technology is a scientific approach to minimize circulation-restricting pressure with just the right combination of material layers, by curving the UltraFoam structure away from pressure-sensitive areas of the body and cushioning it with ComfortFoam while dampening shock and vibration with SaddleGEL. Co-Molding the materials with this technique is what makes Saddlemen’s Step-Up seat far superior to the homogenous polyurethane foam seat that came stock on your motorcycle. 

The Science In Action

When it comes to reducing the damaging effects of SHOCK and VIBRATION.  Traditional OEM and foam after-market seats are no match for Saddlemen’s Gel-Core Technology.

SHOCK // IPad Gel Impact Test

VIBRATION // Gel vs. Foam RPM Test

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 Step-Up just let us know and one of our friendly Product Specialist will gladly assist you.

Choose Your Style

The Step-Up seat is now available in two styles - The Step-Up TR (Tuck and Roll) and the Step-Up LS (Lattice Stitch)

Step-Up
Step-Up Front LS
Step-Up Rear LS
Step-Up TR

*Custom color stitching and gripper inserts available. Contact us direct for details - 1.800.397.7709 / sales@saddlemen.com

Harley-Davidson

Model Seat
2008-2017 FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) - Excludes Trikes 0801-1050
1996-2003 FXD Dyna 0803-0532
2004-2005 FXD Dyna Glide (excludes FXDWG) 0803-0530
2006-2017 FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0528
1982-2000 FXR (Requires HD #52107-86) 0805-0110
2004-2017 XL Sportster Custom (4.5G Tank) 0804-0650
2004-2017 XL Sportster Standard (3.3G Tank) 0804-0652
Model Seat
2008-2017 FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) - Excludes Trikes 0801-1058
1996-2003 FXD Dyna 0803-0570
2004-2005 FXD Dyna Glide (excludes FXDWG) 0803-0571
2006-2017 FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0568
1982-2000 FXR (Requires HD #52107-86) 0805-0125
2004-2017 XL Sportster Custom (4.5G Tank) 0804-0686
2004-2017 XL Sportster Standard (3.3G Tank) 0804-0687
Model Seat
2008-2017 FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) - Excludes Trikes 0801-1049
1996-2003 FXD Dyna 0803-0531
2004-2005 FXD Dyna Glide (excludes FXDWG) 0803-0529
2006-2017 FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0527
1982-2000 FXR (Requires HD #52107-86) 0805-0109
2004-2017 XL Sportster Custom (4.5G Tank) 0804-0649
2004-2017 XL Sportster Standard (3.3G Tank) 0804-0651
Model Seat
2008-2017 FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) - Excludes Trikes 0801-1051
1996-2003 FXD Dyna 0803-0566
2004-2005 FXD Dyna Glide (excludes FXDWG) 0803-0561
2006-2017 FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0562
1982-2000 FXR (Requires HD #52107-86) 0805-0123
2004-2017 XL Sportster Custom (4.5G Tank) 0804-0682
2004-2017 XL Sportster Standard (3.3G Tank) 0804-0683
Model Seat
2008-2017 FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) - Excludes Trikes 0801-1059
1996-2003 FXD Dyna 0803-0572
2004-2005 FXD Dyna Glide (excludes FXDWG) 0803-0573
2006-2017 FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0569
1982-2000 FXR (Requires HD #52107-86) 0805-0126
2004-2017 XL Sportster Custom (4.5G Tank) 0804-0688
2004-2017 XL Sportster Standard (3.3G Tank) 0804-0689
Model Seat
2008-2017 FLHR, FLHT, FLHX & FLTR (Touring Models) - Excludes Trikes 0801-1052
1996-2003 FXD Dyna 0803-0565
2004-2005 FXD Dyna Glide (excludes FXDWG) 0803-0563
2006-2017 FXD Dyna Models (plus FXDWG 2010-up & FLD 2012-up) 0803-0564
1982-2000 FXR (Requires HD #52107-86) 0805-0124
2004-2017 XL Sportster Custom (4.5G Tank) 0804-0684
2004-2017 XL Sportster Standard (3.3G Tank) 0804-0685

BUILT INTO EVERY SADDLEMEN STEP-UP SEAT

Ask your Saddlemen Product Specialist about the latest technology built into your next motorcycle seat.

CoverTech: SaddleHyde™ Technology

Cover Tech

SaddleHyde™ Technology

Chat with a Saddlemen Product Specialist about the latest technology built into your next motorcycle seat Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm PST.
1-800-397-7709sales@saddlemen.com

Always remember to review your Motorcycle Owner's Manual before you ride. Before each ride, take time to check all your equipment. Always wear an approved helmet, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, gloves and boots. Always be sure your bike is in first-class condition before riding. Keep it well-maintained and always outfitted in accordance with state and local laws. Every motorcycle rider should be aware of the limits of his or her skills, experience and abilities and in accordance with state and local laws. Beginners should be extremely cautious and allow extra time and distance for maneuvering and braking. Saddlemen encourages you to ride safely and respect the environment.

Saddlemen Motorcycle Seats and Components © 2017