Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site.
Mustang Seats Factory Tour Photo Gallery
Mustang Seats was set-up at Laconia H-D for the 90th anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week.
We travel to Three Rivers, Mass., for a tour of Mustang Seats factory to see how the world leader in aftermarket motorcycle seats conducts business the old world New England way.
Gary Kendrick of Mustang Seats has been with the company pretty much from the beginning and heads up the design team.
The Mustang Seats factory in Three Rivers was once a textile mill.
The seamstresses at Mustang Seats are the rock stars of the company.
Mustang Seats makes everything in-house, down to molds for prototypes.
Mustang stamps its logo onto every seat with a radio frequency machine.
The finished products are put on display outside the Mustang big rig that travels the country to various motorcycle rallies.
Spraying fiberglass in the 'fiberglass chop' stage.
Some of the design prototypes, including ones from the RSD line, sit on a shelf in Mustang's R&D department.
Trimming off excess fiberglass from one of Mustang's molds.
Mustang's plasma cutter cuts through sheet metal at 4000 psi.
Mustang Seats buys or gets motorcycles on loan for its research and design department where it also photographs seats for its catalog.
A BMW R1200GS arrived in Mustang's R&D dept. during our visit and the team wasted no time tearing it apart.
'Rolling the pan' involves covering the fiberglass baseplates with an even layer of resin.
A Mustang Seats seamstress has the concentration of a surgeon as she feeds the leather swatches into her machine.
Mustang Seat's plasma cutter uses digitized patterns to cut out baseplates.
Copyright 1996-2015 Motorcycle USA, LLC. All rights reserved.