Building the best motorcycle seats for motorcycles is what BMS does.
Let’s back up a bit here. In order to understand why aftermarket motorcycle seats (also known as motorcycle saddles) are necessary in the first place, it helps to know how the Original Equipment from the Manufacturer (OEM) seats are designed. In general, there are two things make the OEM seat inferior to the design of the BMS motorcycle seats:
- The foam form has insufficient density to sustain the rider for any length of time. Over a long ride, the foam compresses and at some point starts to feel as if you are riding on the pan. And THAT doesn’t make for a comfortable ride.
- The seats are generally designed at an angle which has the rider finding that he or she keeps sliding into the tank. The resulting discomfort (and you know what I’m talking about) can make you miserable and can only be overcome by pushing yourself back from the tank. And THAT, over time, will cause unnecessary fatigue.
Now, these situations vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and rider to rider. But if you are experiencing any of the above, we at BMS can help you.
The team at Bill Mayer Saddles believes in building the Best Motorcycle Seats for each of our customers. Now you may ask, “how can you build me a seat that suits my riding needs?”. There are a number of factors that BMS uses to determine the best motorcycle seat design for you:
BMS requires photographs of you and your bike in order to get a better visual feel for how to fabricate the new seat to your exact specifications. This information is provided by completing and submitting the BMS Rider Specification Form.
BMS can build a motorcycle seat for almost any kind of motorcycle or scooter. BMS will install new or retain existing heating filaments for your seat as you desire.
Our aftermarket motorcycle seats can be seen on:
True craftsmanship, our pattern designers, sewers and installers have over 40 years of experience! We match the foam density and shape for your seat to you based on your riding style and comfort needs. By providing the information required when you place your order, our professionals have the experience to match your specifications with the design of your custom motorcycle seat.
Bill Mayer senior worked in furniture mfg and design, his passion for motorcycles was his vehicle out of corporate life. In 1971 he started Mayer “Day Long” Saddles, his patent for a spring device that was sunk into foam made it’s mark on motorcycle touring, he sold his business in the mid 80’s to Russell in Fall River Mills Ca. and agreed to a five year non-compete.
In 1990 with 5 years to work on New Bill Mayer ideas he opened Bill Mayer Saddles “BMS” with new technology, in 1998 he formed a partnership with his oldest son Bill “Rocky” Mayer III. Inspired by greatness Rocky and his amazingly talented staff continue the legacy.
Usually longer than you own the bike.
Cover it when you park it out in the rain, use the leather conditioner we give you, and for vinyl, soap and water..
If you want to see how we make our saddles check out this video of team BMS customizing a BMW GS 1150 and BMW GS 1200 Triple Black: