RUNNING AROUND DELMARVA BIKE WEEK WITH MUSTANG’S NEW RUNAROUND™

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11 Sep

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Since when has getting the run around felt this good? Since Mustang Seats decided to roll out our new RunAround™ seat at DelMarVa Bike Week festivities. This is the lowest, leanest seat we make for Harley-Davidson® Dyna and FL models — perfect for styling and profiling. Instead of being a bad thing, this version of the the RunAround™ represents a bold look at motorcycle seating without sacrificing Mustang’s legendary reputation for quality.

Our old school New England craftsmanship combined with 21st century design means this seat looks as incredible as it feels. Proudly made in the USA, this seat takes everything we have learned about saddle design since 1980 and incorporates technological advancements in the materials and manufacturing process. In an interesting dichotomy, this seat started in our state-of-the-art CAD-CAM center as R&D plotted the RunAround™ from scratch, then transitioned to our expert team of sewers and seat makers to get that hands-on touch!

76866_app_hd-smAs with all our seats, everything starts with a well-designed baseplate. The narrow front width of just 9.5” for the Dyna (10.5” for FL applications) combined with the ultra low profile keeps the rider positioned properly while still sitting closer to terra firma than the stock seat allows for. However due to Mustang’s seat pan design and our proprietary foam, running around doesn’t have to be a pain in the posterior.

76869_hd-smMade in-house at our historic Three Rivers, MA facility, the controlled density polyurethane foam can be poured a little thinner without compromising the comfort, but making for a much thinner seat pad in the process. The exact angle and density of each seat foam panel is formulated and cast to be soft enough for comfort, but resilient enough to retain its shape and structural integrity for years.

After passing Mustang’s own exacting standards, the low-slung seat was rolled out for riders at DelMarVa Bike Week for the first time. This is the one time where Mustang has actually been happy to give our customers the RunAround™  — so far initial reports from Rallymeister John Glynn have been overwhelmingly positive!

For more specifics, check out the website:

www.mustangseats.com/Categories.aspx?varSearch=RunAround or stop by Mustang’s big rig during DelMarVa Bike Week: www.delmarvabikeweek.com

WHO KNEW?

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3 Sep

Fans Find Factory Tours Fascinating!

IMG_7785_smWho knew? When we decided to host a limited number of factory tours this summer, we had no idea just how popular it would be! Everyone from local HOG chapters to our friends from Backroads Motorcycle Touring Magazine stopped by to tour the historic Mustang Seats facility. With the fall colors right around the corner, now would be a perfect time to schedule your ride through the New England countryside and take a tour of Mustang’s historic factory.

IMG_7777_smA former weaving facility, the factory was located right on the river to use hydro power to spin the looms back at the turn of the century. While we don’t use the river for power any more, we can demonstrate what it takes to make a seat. See how our craftspeople take pride in transforming raw materials into the world’s highest quality, most comfortable handcrafted seats.

IMG_7812_smOverwhelming positive feedback from riders taking the tour has lead us to keep the program going this fall. Located in Three Rivers, Massachusetts, the facility is only 75 miles west of Boston and 150 miles northeast of New York City. Our two hour tours are by reservation only and we can accommodate groups from 2 to 24. We promise you will ride away with an entirely new awareness of what you put between you and your bike.

IMG_7825_smFor those of you who can’t schedule a fall foliage run and a personal tour, here is a teaser for the Mustang Seats factory tours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qA1f9p-C-I

To schedule your own tour, click here for all the details:

http://www.mustangseats.com/mustang/factory-tour

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Perewitz Signature Series Seats Sign In At Sturgis!

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1 Aug

Limited Edition Posters Of The Legend Himself

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To help launch the Perewitz Signature Series seats in Sturgis, bike building legend Dave Perewitz will be signing limited edition posters exclusively at the Mustang displays during the rally. Designed by Dave, made by Mustang, the name really does mean something! Everything we know went into making these seats before the Perewitz name was put on it!

So who is the man behind the mythological “Perewitz” name? Dave Perewitz built his first bike back in 1973 and his Cycle Fab shop quickly gained a reputation. Since then, his artistry and skills have earned the Perewitz name a global recognition, particularly for Harley baggers (or “Baggas” as Dave says with his distinctive Massachusetts accent).

Dave and the team at Mustang worked closely together to create the Signature Series, comprised of one solo seat and four new Fastback styles. In addition to the Solo seat introduced in our 2014 catalog (see pages 36-37), we now have Perewitz Signature seats for most Harley-Davidson® FL models from 1997 and up, in addition to 2006-10 FXST models.

MMP_Perewitz-n-bikeSee the full range of Perewitz Signature Seats in Sturgis, as well as our replacement seats for the all-new Indian motorcycles and the instruction of our retro metal flake inserts. From 12-2 p.m. on August 4th, Dave will be signing these posters at the Mustang big rig located at Black Hills Harley-Davidson. On August 5, he heads over to the Mustang display at J&P Cycles on Lazelle Street, again from 12-2p.m.

If you can’t make it to Black Hills in time to have Perewitz personally sign your seat and grab a poster, you can still download your digital Perewitz wallpaper poster version and also check out the line of Signature Series Seats at:

http://www.mustangseats.com/Categories.aspx?varSearch=perewitz

http://www.mustangseats.com/Mustang/Wallpapers

 

 

THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

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31 Jul

Get A Mustang Seat & Concert Tickets To Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Mustang is ready to rock at the Sturgis Rally this year… and we mean that literally. Buy a seat at the Mustang rig at Black Hills Harley-Davidson on Friday or Saturday August 1-2, and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win the best seat in the house at the Buffalo Chip for the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert Sunday night!

LynyrdSkynrdTicfketActually we are awarding two chances to win 2 pair of tickets to “The Chip” as well as some exclusive Mustang swag! While you are at the Mustang truck getting your new seat mounted for free, be sure to get a gander at our retro metal flake seats and the new Perewitz Signature Series.

Draw! The names will be drawn at high noon on Sunday, August 3 for the concert later Sunday night. Winner need not be present, but you better be close to your phone or we will move on to the next name in the hopper!

 

 

GOLDEN TICKETS

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30 Jul

Mustang Has The Best Seat In The House Waiting For You At The Sturgis Rally!

MMP14_FB Sturgis Giveaway v5Remember Willie Wonka’s “golden tickets” from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory? Mustang’s version of the golden ticket is pretty sweet, too. Get a first hand look at our new retro metal flake seats that match Harley-Davidson’s® ”Hard Candy” Customs and a chance to see Perewitz Signature Series.

MMP14_CustomCandy 2Actually we are awarding two chances to win 2 pair of golden tickets that will admit you to the best seats in the house at the world famous Buffalo Chip for the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert Sunday night! Buy a seat at the Mustang rig at Black Hills Harley-Davidson on Friday or Saturday August 1-2, and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win.

CharlieTicketThe Golden Tickets will be awarded at noon on Sunday, August 3. Winner need not be present, but you better be close to your phone or it is “Sorry Charlie” and we move on to the next name!

Retro Metal Flake Seats Shine At Sturgis!

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25 Jul

MMP14_LB_Sturgis Retro-v1There may be nothing new under the sun as the pundits claim, but that is exactly where the latest seats from Mustang look their best! We are introducing a galaxy of metal flake seats to match the retro color schemes found on the Harley-Davidson Hard Candy Custom™ models. Next week during the Sturgis Rally, Black Hills Harley-Davidson will be the center of the universe for Mustang’s newest custom seat option — Rally goers will see everything from ”Deep Space Blue” to “Vortex Green” and even a special surprise retro color scheme!

MMP72_72greenFlake1[1]Part of the extensive custom seat program we introduced last fall, customer demand for metal flake has added even more options when it comes to creating your own seat. Our selection of different stitch patterns, thread colors and now metal flake inserts to choose from makes it possible for anyone to create a truly one-of-a-kind seat.

MMP14_CustomCandy 2Of course Mustang’s staff claims they are all too young to remember when metal flake was first popular, but Mustang is old school. In fact, we have been manufacturing the world’s most comfortable motorcycle seats in our historic New England factory since 1984. With countless combinations of stitching options, 12 contrasting thread colors and now 8 metal flake panels, our custom seat option is available for three of our most popular seat sales for starters: Tripper™ Solo, Tripper Fastback™ and DayTripper™ — but more seats and colors are coming.

Seeing is believing, but these out of this world colors have to be seen in the light of day rather than on a computer screen to really do them justice. We wanted something really special to share with our friends from Black Hills Harley, since they have been such great hosts during the Sturgis Rally. This will be the first place to see the rainbow of retro metal flake colors actually sewn into the seats and mounted on a motorcycle.

Check them out at http://www.mustangseats.com/custom/75625 — but you will have to stop by the Mustang truck at Black Hills Harley-Davidson to see the exclusive unveiling of their “Cosmic Purple” colorway and some other surprises during the Sturgis Rally.

VINTAGE SEATS FOR NEW INDIANS

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24 Jul

Close To Home!

MMP14_LB_IndianImageWith our neighbors at Indian Motorcycle of Springfield hosting the “Indian Come Home Rally” last weekend and the fact that there is an Indian dealership in Sturgis for first time since the 1950s, we have been thinking about Indians a lot lately. After all, the original Indian factory in Springfield is just 17 miles away from Mustang’s historic factory in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. This sense of history, combined with the monumental efforts to bring the venerated Indian brand back is definitely not lost on us.

Our R&D team took extra care in creating our replacement seats for the new Indian Chief and we will begin the widespread roll out for them out at the Sturgis Rally. The Indian dealership on Lazelle Street makes for a perfect backdrop to show off our Vintage Wide Touring seats, literally. The dealership is just across the street from Mustang’s display at the J&P Cycles Store during the Sturgis Rally.

JCHoelSturgisAccording to our friends at Indian, “The opening of the new Indian Motorcycle Sturgis marks the first time that the brand has had a dedicated retail presence in Sturgis for decades.” Which is only fitting given that the very first Sturgis Rally was started by local Indian dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel back in 1938. Indian Motorcycle Sturgis Dealership is located at 2106 Lazelle Street

Riders in Sturgis will be among the first in the nation to sample the two versions of Mustang’s popular Vintage Wide Touring style seat configured to match the all-new Indians. Although both styles offer 16.5″ solo seats that position the rider 1.5″ back from stock, the key difference is cosmetic. Regardless of the level of trim, both versions start with Mustang’s proprietary 16-gauge steel baseplate and controlled-density foam.

IndianSeatConchosNo matter how much foam you layer on, the key to comfort is to start with a proper base. Mustang’s combination makes for ample support and all-day riding comfort. Passenger comfort wasn’t omitted either. Matching 13″ passenger seats get the controlled-density foam for ample support and all-day riding comfort, and there is the option of a built-in passenger backrest (sold separately). We did not want to compromise on Mustang’s reputation for making the world’s most comfortable motorcycle seats, however we wanted the seats to look authentic to match the Indian’s classic styling cues… as we said, connecting to this sense of history was very important to us.

If you can’t make it to Sturgis to see history in the making and get a gander at the new Vintage Solo seats for Indian in person, take a sneak peak here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vA7Vmr-soo

VACATION

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18 Jul

See Mustang’s Historic Three Rivers Facility This Summer

VRideTV-Ad-728x90Mustang has opened the doors to its historic factory this summer. Located just a few miles from the original Indian Motorcycle factory in Springfield, local riding groups have been coming by asking for impromptu tours. So we finally decided to formalize the invitation!

That’s right, you are cordially invited to join us on a tour of Mustang Seats. See how our craftspeople take pride in transforming raw materials into the world’s highest quality, most comfortable handcrafted seats. Our two-hour tours are by reservation only and we can accommodate groups from two to two-dozen.  We promise you will ride away with an entirely new awareness of what you put between you and your bike.

TourEd W. from the Ellington, CT HOG – Harley Owners Group chapter says:

“Thank you, thank you. Your tour was just great. When the word gets out how fantastic it was, I’m sure there will be more members who will want to take a tour. I also would like to thank you for being so darn generous. We could not believe all the stuff you gave us. Last but not least, it was a pleasure meeting you, you are terrific! Hope to see you again some time in the future. Would you please keep me informed about future tours. Tell the members of your team we said great job.”

Please contact Mustang for more information regarding tours of our historic Three Rivers, Massachusetts, facility (only 75 miles west of Boston; 150 miles northeast of New York City). In the meantime, check out this sneak peek behind the scenes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qA1f9p-C-I

TRACTOR SEATS?

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15 Jul

Mustang Springs Solo Seats On Bolt Buyers

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Who knew what a blank canvas Yamaha was introducing back when they busted out the Bolt during Daytona Bike Week in 2013. Like its namesake, the Bolt electrified the marketplace and charged up a bunch of custom builders to create their versions of the bike. DZ BratBolt2Ranging from the Roland Sands Design dirt track-inspired machine to the Burly Brand “Brat” bike built by David Zemla, the Bolt has proven to be an incredibly versatile platform for the customization crowd.

While we can’t answer the question posed by Cycle World magazine: “Is Yamaha’s Bolt a better Sportster than the Sportster?” — we were ready with the answer for aftermarket seating options. Initially we offered our Wide Studded Solo, Tripper Fastback™ and Vintage Solo seats for the Bolt. Now lightning strikes again for the Bolt with our new Spring Solo seats exclusively for the Yamaha bobber.

While some pundits say it is a “tractor seat” that is exactly what the customer wants in many cases. While it may look the part, Mustang’s Spring Solo seat combines an old-school look with 21st-century comfort. A pair of seat springs installed on a solid steel frame cover serve a functional purpose rather than being just a cosmetic afterthought.

Technological upgrades from your great grandfather’s John Deere include an advanced expanded vinyl cover, marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, and Mustang’s controlled density molded foam for maximum support and comfort. A well-contrived hinge at the nose of the seat makes accessing the matching underseat storage pouch a snap!

BikeBoltSpeaking of a snap, the customization process takes less than 5 minutes, and requires just a couple tools. No trimming, grinding or welding required! There is even a comprehensive installation video demonstrating just how easy it is to make the switch to the retro spring solo seat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oF60lXQbUg

DOES THIS FAT REAR TIRE MAKE MY SEAT LOOK BIG?

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10 Jul

Mustang Breaks Out Seats For The FXSB Softail Breakout® At Laconia

HistoricCelebrating 91 years of history in 2014, Laconia Motorcycle Week is the granddaddy of all motorcycle rallies and Mustang’s home turf, so we had to do something special for the occasion. We decided to break out comfort for one of the hottest Harley’s around at Laconia and introduced a brand new seat specifically for the 2013-14 Harley-Davidson® FXSB Softail. Fans of the fat-tired CVO Breakout® were treated to the first look at these seats at Mustang’s big rig. Special shout-out to our friends at Laconia H-D in Meredith, NH for hosting this big deal for us during the mid-June festivities.

MMP14_LB_Breakout-v1Rally-goers had the first look at two versions of our Tripper Fastback™ seat, and consensus was that the tapered Fastback made the really accentuated wide-tire look of the Breakout. Although both seats offer a 13” front width for the driver and a 7” wide rear, the big difference is the addition of a Tuck and Roll option. Style and comfort combined into one eye-catching, super clean seat that is particularly well suited for the lines of the Breakout.

HDShopThe low cut Tripper Fastback is more than just another pretty face… um, seat. It offers good back support and places the rider a little closer to the ground. Although the seat is tapered in back, it still offers a reasonable degree of passenger comfort as well.

If your Summer Vacation didn’t start in time for you to make it to Laconia to see the new seats in person, we invite you to check it out at:

http://www.mustangseats.com/Product/76780/Harley-Davidson-Softail-Breakout-2013-2014-Tripper-Fastback