The Saddlemen Race Development Team will compete in the 2024 MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers (KOTB) and Mission Super Hooligan National Championships (SHNC), and they will continue to partner with Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle and Mission Foods as they prepare for this year’s eight-round KOTB and four-round SHNC series.
Incumbent Team Saddlemen riders Cory West and Jake Lewis will be joined by Travis Wyman on the 2024 squad. Wyman is a highly experienced and talented rider, and Team Saddlemen is excited to have him on this year’s three-rider team.
For KOTB, West (#13), Lewis (#85), and Wyman (#10) will be aboard race-ready, identically prepared 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Limited motorcycles, which will be wrapped in matching Saddlemen carbon-fiber bodywork and powered by Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled™ 131ci Milwaukee Eight V-twin engines.
All three riders will also race in SHNC aboard stripped-down, highly modified Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 motorcycles that will feature Saddlemen’s latest carbon-fiber racing bodywork.
Meanwhile, team member Patricia Fernandez-West will step away from riding and assume the role of director of operations, heading up team logistics, sponsorship, and media. John Sanders will assume the responsibilities of team manager.
Team Saddlemen’s bikes will use factory-developed racing parts from Harley-Davidson and Screamin’ Eagle, and the team’s sponsors and technical partners include Harley-Davidson, Screamin’ Eagle, Mission Foods, Drag Specialties, Motul, Darkhorse Motor Company, Bell Helmets, Barnett Clutches, Regina Chains, K&N Filters, Suicide Machine Company, NAMZ Custom Cycle Products, and 4SR.
Saddlemen is an American company based in Long Beach, California, that specializes in motorcycle seats and luggage. Known as the “Gel Seat Experts” since 1987, the company’s goal has been to improve comfort, control, and the overall riding experience for millions of motorcyclists worldwide.
With over 200 employees, Saddlemen is riders and builders who enjoy practically everything motorcycle. Over the past 35 years, the Saddlemen team has participated in everything from flat track to MotoGP. As many people already know, racing is one of the best places to test new products, and at Saddlemen, every trip to the racetrack or smooth ride on the open road is an opportunity to refine the products that they are proud to share with their customers.