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The New Color of Comfort

18 May

How could Mustang improve on their growing line of low, lean but still comfortable Wide TripperTM seat styles?  By introducing them in Mustang’s new distressed brown, ultra premium vinyl for a distinctively cool, worn-leather look!

The fully adjustable driver backrest removes easily without tools and folds flat so you can still comfortably swing your leg over to mount your bike.  The 14” wide solo fits 2008-up FL models and is shipped complete with a matching mini bib plus chrome mounting hardware to give it a finished look for one-up riding.  The matching passenger seat is 11.5” wide.

 Mustang’s Wide Tripper Distressed Brown Solo with Driver Backrest is $489; the matching rear seat is $169.  Solos are also available in black, with or without a unique diamond stitched pattern.


Mustang seats for Metric Cruisers and H-D® models are all proudly handcrafted in the USA.  For more info call 800-243-1392.

Karma Komfort

5 Apr

If you’re going to give yourself a Christmas gift, a brand new 2012 HD Street Glide is the way to go!

Although this was the first Harley for Mustang’s new friend Glen, he was no stranger to motorcycles, having ridden (mostly off-road) in his earlier years. As he now ventured into a new period in his life, Glen decided it was time again for the pure enjoyment of riding and the camaraderie of his riding friends.

Glen had originally looked at V-Rods but, after salespersons in two different dealerships told him he was definitely a “Street Glide Man”, the decision was made. He didn’t get his new baby in time for Christmas because the dealership had to uncrate and assemble it first. So, just in time to watch the ball drop in Times Square, Glen’s gift with its shiny “Big Blue Pearl” paint was delivered to his house on New Year’s Eve. (Smart move, Glen, since you wouldn’t want your first ride to spin out of control with New England’s winter weather!)

Good news/bad news/good news: thanks to Mother Nature giving us a mild winter, Glen has put 800 miles on his bike since January…the bad news is that Glen is in the heating oil business….but the slow business “climate” has afforded him some extra time to ride!

On a recent long ride, Glen noticed the lack of “comfort” of his stock seat. After talking to friends, he decided to research seats that would make his ride more enjoyable. Glen figured “Why invest money in a beautiful, new bike but be uncomfortable riding? May as well spend a few more dollars for a seat that will make you enjoy every mile.”

Karma? Well, a couple days later, Glen got a call from a friend saying that Mustang was looking for a “model” for a photo shoot with their new Wide Tripper solos and pads. Perfect timing at the least.

This morning, Glen pulled his Street Glide into our photo room at Mustang. Our Graphics Director Julie shot Glen’s baby with his stock seat (the “before” pic) and then we watched his eyes light up as we tried on several of our new Wide Tripper seats. He was amazed at how different the seats made his bike look and how different the seats felt on his butt. A win-win situation for all of us.

We want to thank Glen for kindly lending Mustang his sharp new Street Glide. We’ll keep you posted as to which Mustang seat he finally decides to get. Of course, we did point out that he might want a couple totally different seats for different types of rides: low and sleek for rides with his buddies versus plush comfort for touring! Uh oh…more decisions for Glen…..

UPDATE:  It’s official – Glen has made his choice!  He decided on a two-piece seat with driver backrest, giving him the versatility of riding solo or 2-up, and with or without a driver backrest.  If you like the look and want one for your bike, the part numbers are:  79448 Solo and 79112 Passenger Seat.  Thanks, Glen!

New for Tuesday: Wide Tripper with Driver Backrest

27 Apr

With our new Wide Tripper seat, the name pretty much says it all — it’s a substantially wider seat that provides comfort for you — the driver — as well as your passenger.  And that improvement doesn’t come at the expense of style and sleekness, because this seat is one great-looking piece of motorcycle furniture.

The new Mustang Wide Tripper style offers a surprising full 14-inch width for the driver and an 11-inch width for the passenger. That adds up to a new level of comfort and support for both riders, whether you’re heading across town or on a long run. Just by adding two inches, the ride becomes ridiculously comfortable, and when you install the fully adjustable backrest, you remove the strain from long rides.

The backrest, which is optional, offers several height adjustments and can pivot to your back angle to create a custom feel. When you’re just cruising around town, you can simply lift out the driver backrest — no tools required — and the seat is transformed into a classic, low profile style. The wider base provides additional support to the back, which means your entire body benefits from the genius of this moth-old design.

The Wide Tripper with the driver backrest fits the 1997 through 2010 Harley-Davidson FL Touring family of bikes, and sells for only $579 retail. Made right here in the USA and first introduced during the Daytona Bike Week last month, the Wide Tripper with Driver Backrest truly combines comfort for your back and sleek styling.