Low seats for big motorcycles, durable and bendable eyewear, and motorcycle-themed luggage—weve got a selection of motorcycle products to accessorize your bike (and you) this fall.
I’ve always enjoyed taking passengers and sharing my passion for riding motorcycles. But when my young daughter, Kaia, started asking me to take her for rides, I would immediately dismiss the idea. It’s one thing to accept the risk of injuring my own body, but to put my own daughter at risk was unimaginable.
A lot of women are choosing the comfort of a big touring motorcycle, but while they have the skills to handle the big bike, often their feet cant flat-foot the ground. Being flat-footed gives a rider more stability when moving a large machine around in parking lots. Thats where a low seat comes into the picture.
What a nifty gadget — plastic containers to protect your fruit from getting smooshed in your saddlebags. Check them out plus a whole lot more including a motorcycle seat that gets you down low, T-shirts that show off your biker attitude, and jackets for all kinds of riding. These are just some of the new items available now we think youll just love, or at least want to know about.
Mustang Seats just came out with a new one-piece Super Touring design to provide rider and passenger with a more comfortable and ergonomically friendly riding position on 2008-10 Harley-Davidson FL models. The seat moves the rider back from stock 1.75 inches, and lowers her so she has a better chance of reaching her feet firmly on the ground. The deeply pocketed saddle measures a wide 19 inches.
Tired of biker black? What something different for your motorcycle? Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is introducing a line of distressed brown leather accessories for Dyna models: a seat, pillion, backrest pad and saddlebags. Each is styled to impart the minimalistic style of a 1950s garage-built custom.
Willie Max, known for its extensive line of saddlebags and tool pouches, has expanded its line to include motorcycle seats. The new Black Label Series of motorcycle seats is designed with major comfort in mind. “Its hard to enjoy your ride if your seat isnt comfortable,” says Angela Lettenberger, marketing manager for Willie Max.
Not long ago Ultimate Seats founder Des Hockley was just like all his customers: a biker with a back ache. He was on intimate terms with “butt burn,” a common problem that is caused by flat or forward-angled seats. The design causes the rider to slip forward. As a result, riders constantly feel the need to pull themselves back into the saddle, and this puts pressure on muscles and skin.
Baggers, dressers, touring motorcycles—whatever you call these hard-saddlebag-wearing, rear-tour-pack-packing powerful machines, they are often the last motorcycle a rider will end up owning. Why? Because as solo riders, most of us dont choose a bike that has all that storage space and protection before we know we need it.