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

MUSTANG’S LATEST ENTERPRISE

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16 Jun

Exploring The Adventure Touring Realm

MMP14_LB_BMW-v2Remember the opening lines of the original Star Trek TV series about boldly going where no man has gone before? That is apropos of our latest enterprise — exploring the Adventure Touring segment. We have combined our 34 years of seat-making expertise with the latest CAD-CAM engineering to create a new seat for BMW’s R1200 GS adventure touring bike.

Although bolding going into the Adventure Touring segment is new for Mustang, we know all about all-day comfort. Mustang has been focused on handcrafting the world’s most comfortable seats since 1980… which is just as long as BMW has been offering its GS range of adventure bikes. That’s right, the BMW GS series of dual purpose off-road/on-road BMW motorcycles was launched back in 1980 with the original R80G/S. In fact, GS refers to Gelände/Straße which is German for “off-road/road”.

CADsmIn typical Mustang fashion, we over-engineered this new seat. Starting with our three fundamental building blocks of baseplates, foam and covers, we built these seats from scratch. Our years of experience have taught us that without a proper base to build on, no amount of foam will make a seat as comfortable as it should be. This “better by design” approach meant countless hours at the CAD terminals plotting the prototype baseplate. Then it was onto the padding.

Controlled density polyurethane foam gives Mustang seats their reputation for retaining their shape and providing support for years of use. The exact shape, angle and density had to be dialed in specifically for the demands of the serious ADV-type rider. It had to be soft enough for comfort, but resilient enough to stand up to high-mileage days.”

Finally the cover: Mustang’s covers are made of the highest quality expanded vinyl available. They have the appearance of high grade leather, but the durability and weather resistance that far exceeds cowhide and meets all OEM seat specs. Just like the GS itself, Mustang’s seats are over-engineered to handle whatever adventure you may encounter. All seams are double-stitched for extra strength and the bottom edge is then riveted hold the cover to the baseplate.

Vertically challenged riders will also appreciate the fact that the Mustang seat sits 1.5 inches lower than stock. It is also just 14 inches wide, facilitating most riders’ ability to plant their feet while in the saddle. Options include a 9 inch wide passenger backrest and a built-in backrest. Applications for 2004-12 BMW R1200GS models (oil-cooled).

Gelände or Straße, Mustang is boldly going where we have never gone before!

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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9 May

Designed By Dave Perewitz, Made By Mustang

PerewitzlogolargeWhat’s in a name? Plenty when that name is Dave Perewitz!  One of America’s premier painters and bike builders, Dave is a New England original — just like Mustang Seats. Mustang is honored to team up with this living legend to create the Perewitz Signature Seat Series. Combining his unique design style with Mustang’s unmatched comfort has resulted in five unmistakably cool new seats. A work in progress, we have been hinting at the Signature series for awhile, but had to wait until everything lived up to Dave’s exacting standards for artistry and Mustang’s requirements for superior fit and comfort… after all, these seats have both our names on them!

PerewitzSeat_topA bit more background behind the Perewitz name: Dave built his first bike back in 1973. Since then, his artistry and skills have earned the Perewitz name a global reputation in the custom bikes realm, particularly 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 fact, we only managed to tease dealers with the Solo seat in our full line catalog (see pages 36-37), but now we have Perewitz Signature seats for most Harley-Davidson® FL models from 1997 and up as well as 2006-10 FXST models.

Perewitz_sideshotThe solo seat mentioned in the catalog fits the 2008-14 FL Touring line. Only 11” wide, it is narrower than any stock seat. It also features an innovative hidden installation system so there are no visible bolts or brackets. Matching fender bibs incorporate the diamond stitching with braided edge trim found in the seats. These bibs are felt-backed to protect paint and contoured to fit the fender with no gaps around the edges… and better yet, they cost less than $50.

The four Perewitz Fastbacks are a full 12-inches wide up front, tapering to a sleek 7-inches at the back. Like all Mustang Tripper style seats, the Perewitz Signature Series Seats are cut low to the ground, yet retain enough molded foam to be comfortable. That svelte rear section flows smoothly to the fender, yet has adequate padding for use as a passenger seat in a pinch. All 2008-14 FLs are covered by a single part number (#76981). So are 1997-07 Road Kings, 1997-05 Screamin’ Eagle editions and 2006-07 FLHX Street Glides (part #76980). Ditto for the 1997-2007 FLHT and FLTR (#76983), as well as a seat specifically for the 2006-14 Softail 200mm Wide Tire, 2006-10 FXST, 2007-14 FLSTF Fat Boy and 2008-11 FLSTSB Cross Bones (#76982).

perewitz-bikeEverything had to be exactly right before we announced these seats because we believe so strongly in the New England ideal of Yankee Craftsmanship… and the importance of the Perewitz touch. Designed by Dave, made by Mustang really does mean something: Everything we know about making a superior seat went into this line before we were willing to put our name on it! Check it out at:

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