Archive | August, 2015

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner

21 Aug

ubm-2015-mainWe have a winner! As announced during the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, our friends at Garage-Girls and GEICO picked a winner of the 2015 Ultimate Biker Makeover. As we have been proud to do in the past, the family here at Mustang Seats was happy to lend a helping hand to this worthy cause again this year. In something of a surprise the Garage-Girls winner was a man… but no less deserving!

“Garage-Girls and GEICO Motorcycle are proud to announce this year’s Ultimate Biker Makeover winner; Matthew Palmer,” said organizer Sara Liberte. “Matthew was selected among more than 130 entries to this year’s contest. It was a tough decision, as it always is, but the votes went in favor of Matthew.” GEICO Motorcycle made the official announcement live on stage at the Buffalo Chip during this year’s 75th Sturgis Rally on August 6th.

The tale begins as Sergeant Matthew Palmer, a medic in the United States Army for the past 5 years, was headed off the base when he endured a horrific accident on his motorcycle. “Coming home from Camp H. M. Smith on a sunny Oahu day, I was forced to make a life or death decision….” Is how Matthew’s story begins.

mattTold he may never walk normally again, Matthew is already determined to ride again! “The bike and I were badly hurt,” he admits, but that just serves to fuel the fire in this serviceman. “Once I got to the hospital I was told I had a broken leg and arm and that both would require surgery to fix properly. I was also told that the cops never got the individual’s information before he left the scene, leaving myself and my insurance to foot the bill.”

The double whammy of both financial and physical impact would daunt a lesser man… or woman, but it is a motivator for Sgt. Palmer. “I don’t know if I will ever walk properly again or have full recovery in my hand, but I will ride again. That is why I think I should be given this prize package. Not because I want you to feel sorry for me; but because I want to show everyone who has been in an accident and not gotten back on the bike or for everyone who is too afraid of what could happen, that it is okay.”

Mustang joins Garage-Girls and GEICO Motorcycle and all the other companies who have stepped up to support the Ultimate Biker Makeover. We are proud to help Matthew along during his recovery.

Joining in the rewards package, Matthew takes home all the prizes, including a wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear; a case of synthetic oil from our fellow New Englanders at Spectro Oils; new Mustang Seat and some swag; a set of AVON Tyres; a new Bell helmet, RSD jacket and gloves courtesy of J&P Cycles and Roland Sands Designs; clothing by Hijinx Apparel, Biker’s Choice and more!

Sgt. Palmer, we salute you!

WHAT’S ON TAP FOR INDIAN?

18 Aug

Mustang Makes Replacement Seats For Scouts!

 

IndianBeersmSomething has been brewing around Mustang Seats for months. But we kept the news bottled up until recently. You may have noticed a series of social media posts featuring historic Indian motorcycles shot in a local museum and cryptic hints to “scout around” for more clues. The Facebook hints finally came to a head with the official announcement that Mustang now has seats for the new Indian Scout. Not just one seat, either… several seat styles and both black and brown colorways. Hopefully this makes the suspense worth the wait.

However, we didn’t want to make an announcement until we were sure that we had everything right. After all, the birthplace of Indian Motocycles is in Springfield, Massachusetts, less than 30 minutes from Mustang’s historic factory in Three Rivers, so we have always had a soft spot for the brand around here. As much as Mustang may have wanted to be first to market with a seat for the new Scout, we would not comprise on what went into the seat before the Mustang name went on it!

MMP15_Scout_tan_34viewIndian Motorcycle’s new Scout combines classic styling cues from the 1920s with modern day refinements and performance upgrades. Mustang’s new line of seats and related accessories for the Scout follow this “best of both worlds” philosophy. This allows you to combine the latest in comfort with the look of yesteryear. Whether you opt for an all-day comfort two-up or flying solo for short hops,  Mustang now has Indian Scout riders sitting pretty. A choice of a Touring seat or our low and lean RunAround™ cater to to completely different types of riders.

MMP15_Scout_blksolo_floater1Our Touring solo and passenger seats offer you and your companion support and comfort for the entire journey. The Touring seats feature Mustang’s medium-density foam, precisely molded to the shapes and angles needed for optimal cruising comfort combined with our durable steel-reinforced, marine-grade fiberglass baseplates.The 13″ wide solo and 8.5″ wide passenger seat provide ample room for both the pilot and passenger without compromising the clean lines of the bike.

 

While you can’t judge a book by its cover, Mustang’s seat covers are pretty telling as to the over all quality that goes into the Scout saddles. The cover designs are brand-new concepts developed by our designers just for the Scout. Available in classic black or the new Indian brown vinyl, a distinctive two-tone pattern complements the look of the motorcycle. The distinctive center stripe ties the solo, passenger seat and the mini driver backrest (developed specifically for the Scout) together visually.

 

MMP15_Scout_Tansolo_floater1But even bigger news is the fact that Mustang now offers leather panels exclusively for the Scout Touring solo seats. We heard plenty of requests for both brown and for real leather seats when we asked Indian owners what they might want in a replacement seat. The market has spoken, and Mustang has delivered.

 

For riders preferring to cruise closer to home, we suggest the RunAround for bar-hopper style bikes. Mustang’s engineers developed this 9.5″ wide solo to be low, lean and mean as possible so you will look classy and cool all around town. The vinyl cover features distinctive styling and is also available in black or brown. Whatever your style, Mustang has an option for your Scout that will let you show off the look and go the extra mile…. Cheers!