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VIVA ITALIA!

22 Jan

Mustang Returns To Motor Bike Expo In Verona

Verona_PerewitzMustang Seats will be joining in the festivities as the custom motorcycle world congregates in Italy for the 2016 Verona Motor Bike Expo (MBE). Set for January 22-24 at the Veronafiere facility, this international trade fair encompasses 880,000 sq./ft. with more than 600 exhibitors. A strong American contingent, led by Mustang, Küryakyn, Crusher, Bahn, Performance Machine and Vance & Hines will be highlighting this year’s show.

“Verona is one of the must-attend European shows for Mustang,” says Director of Global Business Development Marilyn Simmons. “It gives us an opportunity to meet our riders as well as to personally educate, support and build even better relationships with Mustang’s dealers and international distributors.” Recognizing the importance of the Motor Bike Expo, Simmons is showing off several new seats for the European market, including a pair of Signature Series saddles from legendary builders Dave Perewitz and Fred Kodlin.

MMP16_kodlin-seatRenown European bike builder Fred Kodlin has been recognized as one of the Top 50 customizers in the world by S&S Cycles and was honored as the 2005 Bike Builder of the Year. “For 2016 we are launching the Kodlin Signature Series seats,” says Simmons. “We can’t wait to show off what we have partnered up with Fred and his son Len to create.”

PerewitzMustang’s New England neighbor and original Signature Series seat partner Dave Perewitz will be joined by his daughter Jody in Verona. In addition to a Perewitz-designed seat on display in the Mustang booth, Dave is presenting a custom paint show at the Motor Bike Expo, sponsored in part by Mustang and Küryakyn.

“Please come by the Mustang display for the finest seats in the house,” says Marilyn Simmons. Mustang will be located in Hall #1m, Booth 8D at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona. For more information on the MBE, visit www.motorbikeexpo.it

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

Perewitz Signature Series Seats Sign In At Sturgis!

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

 

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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

MUSTANGS HANDCRAFTED CATALOGS ARE HERE!

25 Mar

We were able to get our 2014 catalogs printed just in time for Bike Week in Daytona. Believe it or not, we have been handcrafting the world’s most comfortable motorcycle seats in our historic New England facility since 1980. In fact, our photogenic factory is the backdrop for the 2014 catalogs.  Although we love our factory with its old hardwood floors and red brick construction, we were getting cabin fever and needed the excuse to make a run to the sun, even if it meant hand-delivering the new catalogs to Florida… that’s our excuse and we’re sticking with it!

MMP14_NonHarleyRetFCov-smIf you didn’t make it to Daytona to thaw out and take the hand-off of a handcrafted catalog during Bike Week, you can still access Mustang’s 2014 virtual versions. The 124-page “Metric” catalog — including the full line of Mustang seats for Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Victory cruisers as well as Triumph and BMW applications — can be found at:

http://www.mustangseats.com/Product/23293/Free-Catalog-2014-Mustang-Replacement-Seats-for-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki-Suzuki-Victory-Triumph-and-BMW

While the V-Twin version is available at:

http://www.mustangseats.com/Product/23294/Free-Catalog-2014-Mustang-Replacement-Seats-for-Harley-Davidson

MMP14_HarleyRetail_FCov-smIn addition to having seats for most metric cruisers and Harley-Davidson® models on the road, we have really broadened our range in recent years with Victory, Triumph and Gold Wing applications. All new additions for 2014 include BMW, Yamaha Bolt and our expanded custom seat program. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg from our New England master craftsmen.

Mustang’s reputation for comfort is a given, but now we are making a name for ourselves on the style side. Collaborating with fellow New Englander Dave Perewitz to create his own signature series seats has been in the works for more than a year, but it is well worth the wait. Meanwhile the seats that we are making for Roland Sands Design remain on the cutting edge of cool!

Our 240-page master catalog for the dealers should be on the countertop at your favorite shop by now, and as mentioned, our pair of supplements specifically for Harley-Davidson® and Metric models are also available at a rally near you. Just look for the Mustang big rig at these events: http://www.mustangseats.com/Mustang/Rallies-Events