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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

3 Oct

Mustang Brings Back Breast Cancer Awareness Program

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Once again Mustang is been proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our new “Fight Like A Girl” custom seat program and the ability to donate a portion of the proceeds of every pink seat or pink ribbon to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is close to our hearts, literally and figuratively.  We continue to honor the determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer.

MarjThere is more to this story than just a publicity stunt… much more. This cause directly impacts several members of the Mustang family. Long-time Mustang rep Pat Pierantozzi is a breast cancer survivor of 35 years and this October marks one year cancer-free for Rallymeister John Glynn’s niece. John’s lovely wife Marjorie, who many of you have met at the Mustang big rig at the rallies has been an advocate of Breast Cancer Awareness for years and it was her pink flamed Softail Deluxe that inspired Mustang’s original “Think Pink” seat campaign. We ask Marj for an update on her niece’s battle:

“It has been a year since our last Breast Cancer Seat came out,” says Marj. “As you know, Mustang did this for me in honor of my niece Robin and what she had been through all year. I am so happy to say my niece has been cancer-free for a year now and doing well.  Here are a few pictures, that tell the tale!”

RobinBradley“The picture with Robin Bradley (my niece) on the porch was leaving for her last chemo, the neighbors and town friends put them there to show their support in July 2013,” she explains. The townspeople lined the streets of the path that she would be taking to her last treatment with signs and shouting their support. The last group just outside of town was her three sons. “It was so touching to see the entire community come out in support.”

“My niece is often asked “what can I do to help, do you prefer one charity over another?” She always replies: “if you want to and are able, donate to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Center in Boston.”

RobinBradley3 celebratingThe wine glasses are the celebration: chemo was over and the diagnosis was cancer-free (August 2013). Both pictures were taken in  Skeneatles, NY where Robin lives with her husband John and three wonderful boys, Cader, Graham and Nolan.

“The motorcycle with the breast cancer awareness seat is one of the customers that came in to thank me in Daytona 2014. She and her husband personally thanked me for helping to start this “movement” of awareness with something as big as a motorcycle. They were thankful that Mustang would make the custom seats and contribute to a Breast Cancer Awareness charity.”

It was a very difficult year for her, family and friends, but she is now a survivor! I thank God every day. http://robinbradley.blogspot.com/2013/10/past-finish-line.html (posted with permission)

Pink Seat3Marj’s message has hit home. In fact a customer came to the Mustang truck at Daytona Bike Week to show off her “Think Pink” seat this year, and dozens of others have done the same since.

I am thankful to Mustang for allowing me to be a part of the new “Fight Like A Girl” program (Marj received the very first seat of the new series with the custom embroidered message). I am excited about my new seat and what it represents to me… and all for a great cause, too. Thank you so very much Mustang!”

Marjorie Glynn

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

Beating The Bad Weather Blues With A Bolt Out Of The Blue!

9 Jan

WaDCSnowWith apologies to Ray Charles and his seminal lyrics, if it wasn’t for bad weather, we would have no weather at all this winter. Our big plans to take a bite out of the Big Apple and bring attention to Dave Perewitz “Signature Series” Custom Seat program at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows event in New York was something of a bust. A native New Englander like Mustang, our friend Dave had no problem making it to the Jacob Javits Center in December, but the media and the crowds were another story. Rather than crying the blues, we decided to press on.

When the IMS tour started back up in January, the forecast for the Detroit show was looking pretty grim. Hoping that the record cold snap would uh, snap, we held onto the electrifying news of Mustang’s new seats for the Yamaha Bolt for another week until the IMS tour reached Washington, DC. Hopefully it was worth the wait for owners of Yamaha’s galvanizing new bike.

Bolt3Yamaha seems to have captured lightning in a bottle with the new Star Bolt. Since it was first presented to the public during Daytona Bike Week last spring, response has been nothing but positive… even among the normally negative media outlets. The bare bones bike has struck a chord with many customizers, while the fuel-injected 950cc air-cooled engine really resonates with hardcore riders. About the only thing we could see shorting out was the stock seat. So Mustang charged ahead with a range of three seats, matching pillions, fully adjustable back rests and accessories such as matching fender bibs, tank bibs and even studded sissy bar pads.

Starting with the Tripper Fastback™ and progressing to a pair of solo-style seats, we have a replacement seat for virtually every Bolt owner. Our popular two-up Tripper Fastback features a 10″ wide driver seat, cut low to provide good back support for the rider. The “Fastback” portion of the Tripper seat is tapered in back, but still offers a reasonable degree of passenger comfort.

If you prefer to fly solo, then perhaps the Wide Vintage Solo version is the seat for you? The 14” wide front bucket positions the pilot at the ideal cruising angle. Like the Bolt itself, the stripped down Vintage Solo saddle comes without studs or conchos.

A third option is the Wide Solo Seat, complete with optional studs and conchos for those so inclined. The 14” wide front bucket sits the driver at the ideal cruising angle. The optional 10” wide passenger seat extends forward to provide ample back support for the driver. Further increasing the versatility of both solo saddles are the matching passenger seat. The 10″ wide passenger pads feature Mustang’s unique internal steel support wings to keep the entire width of the molded foam supported.

But we aren’t done singing our praises, yet. Fully adjustable, easily removable driver backrests are optionally available for both styles of solo saddles. These built-in backrests offer more features than any other backrest on the market and are ideal for longer rides.

Clean, class, comfort… Mustang has three compelling reasons for Bolt buyer’s to consider swapping saddles. Despite being handcrafted in America, Mustang’s replacement seats for the Bolt won’t break the bank, either: MSRP for the Tripper Fastback and Wide Vintage Solo is just $319 and the Wide Studded Solo version is only a couple bucks more at $329.

If you couldn’t make it to the IMS tour stops, click on:  http://bit.ly/1evfKQV