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MUSTANG FACTORY TOURS CONTINUE

19 Jun

You Never Know What (Or Who) You Might See!

Tour3TV types and daredevils alike have toured Mustang’s historic Three Rivers factory this summer… and that is just the locals! Seriously: WGBY Channel 57 in Springfield re-aired the episode where “Connecting Point” host Tony Dunne took the Mustang factory tour last WP_20150429_11_16_57_Prosummer. Motorcycle jumper “Doug Danger” Senecal from the neighboring community of Wales, came by before his attempt to clear 22 cars on Evel Knievel’s old bike at Sturgis this summer. Industry icon and IronTrader News publisher Marilyn Stemp covered the factory as well… Pretty lofty company!

Tour5Just last week the American Motorcyclist Association sent a delegation to our little corner of New England. AMA Road Riding Coordinator Rob Baughman and Chris Harrison (AMA Recreation Riding Manager) stopped by to tour Mustang yesterday between working the AMA display at Americade and the Laconia Rally over in Weirs Beach. Since they were so close to the original home of Indian Motorcycles, sales manager Jesse Sargent took them on a tour of the Springfield “Indian” museum. Jesse says that Rob and Chris loved the museum. Guy McLain, director of the “Wood Museum of Springfield History” conducted the in-depth tour for them.

Tour1When we decided to change long-standing company policy and open our doors to a limited number of factory tours a couple summers ago, we never really anticipated doing more than one or two quick walk-throughs… this summer we have everyone from the AMA to our pal Dave Perewitz dropping in and wanting to see how things work! Three years of practice and we finally have the drill down.

MMP FactoryOverwhelmingly positive response from riders taking the tour has led us to keep the program going all summer long and into the 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. Speaking of fall, our friends from Backroads Motorcycle Touring Magazine are planning another fall colors ride through the New England countryside, highlighted by a tour of Mustang.

For those of you who can’t schedule a fall foliage run or take a personal tour this summer, take the virtual trip here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qA1f9p-C-I

To see WGBY’s Connecting Point episode, click here: http://bit.ly/Sw9RxE

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

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

WHO KNEW?

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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