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Retro Metal Flake Seats Shine At Sturgis!

25 Jul

MMP14_LB_Sturgis Retro-v1There may be nothing new under the sun as the pundits claim, but that is exactly where the latest seats from Mustang look their best! We are introducing a galaxy of metal flake seats to match the retro color schemes found on the Harley-Davidson Hard Candy Custom™ models. Next week during the Sturgis Rally, Black Hills Harley-Davidson will be the center of the universe for Mustang’s newest custom seat option — Rally goers will see everything from “Deep Space Blue” to “Vortex Green” and even a special surprise retro color scheme!

MMP72_72greenFlake1[1]Part of the extensive custom seat program we introduced last fall, customer demand for metal flake has added even more options when it comes to creating your own seat. Our selection of different stitch patterns, thread colors and now metal flake inserts to choose from makes it possible for anyone to create a truly one-of-a-kind seat.

MMP14_CustomCandy 2Of course Mustang’s staff claims they are all too young to remember when metal flake was first popular, but Mustang is old school. In fact, we have been manufacturing the world’s most comfortable motorcycle seats in our historic New England factory since 1984. With countless combinations of stitching options, 12 contrasting thread colors and now 8 metal flake panels, our custom seat option is available for three of our most popular seat sales for starters: Tripper™ Solo, Tripper Fastback™ and DayTripper™ — but more seats and colors are coming.

Seeing is believing, but these out of this world colors have to be seen in the light of day rather than on a computer screen to really do them justice. We wanted something really special to share with our friends from Black Hills Harley, since they have been such great hosts during the Sturgis Rally. This will be the first place to see the rainbow of retro metal flake colors actually sewn into the seats and mounted on a motorcycle.

Check them out at http://www.mustangseats.com/custom/75625 — but you will have to stop by the Mustang truck at Black Hills Harley-Davidson to see the exclusive unveiling of their “Cosmic Purple” colorway and some other surprises during the Sturgis Rally.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARLEY, MEET THE FAAKERS & WELCOME TRIUMPH!

29 Aug

Mustang Goes Global

They say there is no restHD 110 for the wicked, but Mustang is definitely on a wickedly crazy schedule! Even before we could get properly unpacked from Sturgis and the Parts Unlimited NVP, it was time to hit the road to Milwaukee to help our friends at Harley-Davidson® celebrate their 110th anniversary (and we thought being around since 1980 made Mustang old). Somehow we will have to be three places at once for the next week or so.

JP_EBW_Logo_smWhile John Glynn was taking our big rig to House Of Harley in Milwaukee where he and his crew will be through September 2nd, another herd of Mustang people was flying over Iceland on the way to European Bike Week held at Faaker See in Austria. Attending this show is a first for Mustang, but it is said to be the biggest bike rally in Europe and on par with Daytona Bike Week in terms of importance. Look for a full report later.

Faak_MapAs if that weren’t enough, more Mustang types were busy rolling out our new range of seats for Triumph Bonneville and Thunderbird models. Think of it as New England handcraftsmanship meets Olde English styling. The crazy travel schedule notwithstanding, the worldwide launch of our new seats for Triumphs is probably the most ambitious project we have tackled in awhile. However Gary and the guys in R&D really came up with something special!

Looking as if it could have come from legendary Triumph designer Edward Turner himself, Mustang’s Classic Seat for the Bonneville variants (T100, Scrambler and Thruxton) updates period correct styling with modern materials. The result is a saddle that looks the part, but feels even better!

Meanwhile our popular DayTripper™ and Tripper Fastback™ seats are now available for Triumph’s1600cc Thunderbird cruisers. If a one-piece Tripper isn’t your cup of tea, we are offering our two-piece touring seat for the Thunderbird as well. No matter which style you opt for, it’s what is inside that counts. Our proprietary padding is the perfect combination of open- and closed-cell foam — but you already knew that! Honestly, we can’t wait for Triumph riders to “discover what a difference comfort makes” to coin a phrase.

More styles and model Bonneville_softshadow2applications are coming soon… and we have some other surprises in store for you. But you are going to have to wait until after the 110th and European Bike Week wrap up and we have recovered from the jetlag to learn more about what else we have hidden back in the Three Rivers, Mass. R&D center.