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22 Dec

Sons Of Anarchy Signs Off

 

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Marj from Mustang Seats road crew with Tommy Flanagan from Sons of Anarchy at the Las Vegas BikeFest.

Love it or hate it, there is no question Sons Of Anarchy influenced the American motorcycle market like nothing else since Orange County Chopper’s TV heyday. While Mustang never made a seat for the show, we have seen the influence of the anarchists… um, mythical SAMCRO bikers. Mustang’s road crew even hung out with some of the cast at the Las Vegas Bikefest this fall.

BurnoutAlthough some industry folks eventually “burned out” on the SOA phenomenon, the majority of fans watched all seven seasons. In fact, the last episode which recently aired received the greatest number of viewers in the show’s entire run. While we never adapted SOA-style uniform, we will admit one of our guilty pleasures was watching the show each week.

76869_app_hd-smThis bad boy mentality also resulted in Mustang introducing our leanest and meanest seat ever for Harley-Davidson® Dyna and FL models. For 35 years we have prided ourselves on offering seats that were based on our three pillars: clean. class. comfort. While the new RunAround™ is still proudly made in the USA, and doesn’t sacrifice Mustang’s legendary reputation for quality, it is definitely not a touring seat in terms of all-day comfort!

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Marj is ready to throw down with Mark Boone Junior from Sons of Anarchy at the Las Vegas BikeFest!

That didn’t seem to stop demand from Softail riders wanted this seat. After watching the last season of SOA, our R&D team went back to the drawing board and engineered the lowest solo seat possible for 2000-2015 Harley® standard rear tire Softails. (Actually fitments for FLSTS 2000-2003, FLSTN 2005-up, FLSTSC 2006-2007 and FLSTC 2007-up were plotted on the CAD-CAM machine,, not drawn on graph paper but you get the idea). For good measure, they added most of the other 2000-2006 Softails to the mix, including FLST 2006, FLSTC 2000-2006, FLSTF 2000-2006, FLSTSC 2005, FXST 2000-2005, FXSTB 2000-2005 and FXSTS 2000-2005.

Our combination of New England craftsmanship combined with 21st Century engineering means your RunAround™ seat gives your bike plenty of attitude without being too much of a pain in the ass. Our 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.

Made in-house at Mustang’s historic Three Rivers, MA facility, 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. While Sons Of Anarchy has been relegated to the world of re-runs bikers looking for a bad ass seat need look no further than:

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

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

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