More Comfort for More Riders: The Long and the Short of it!

New RodeMaster™ Seats For Older Harleys Set For Sturgis

PHOENIX, AZ – July 12, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  After pioneering the use of gel inserts with the original Cool-Tush™ seat pads nearly a decade ago, Royal Riding has an expanded array of new seat fitments for older bikes this riding season. Just in time for the Sturgis Rally, the RodeMaster™ seats now have fitments for 1997-2007 and the entire range of RodeMaster™ seats get a cool new way of integrating the gel pads, literally. All these innovations and a few more surprises are set for the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, August 3-12.

“After making their debut at the 2017 Sturgis Rally, we heard from many riders that they loved their older bikes, but really wanted the ability to Ride Farther in greater comfort,” says Royal Riding President Rod Derifield. “We listened and have added 1997-2007 fitments to our popular RodeMaster™ seats.” But they didn’t stop there.

“The long and the short of it is that RodeMaster™ seats now come in both long nose and a snub nose version so a rider can tailor their seat to a specific bike and tank,” explains Derifield. This variation results in the long nose being 3-inches longer than the original Tour model, while the snub nose is 3-inches shorter.

In addition to the long and short of it, the RodeMaster™ seats are cooler than ever. “It has been the hottest summer on record, so we have a cool new concept for all RodeMaster™ seats,” notes Derifield. “We have taken customer feedback and added more top cushioning foam over the gel in all our seats to offer a little softer ride and add more space between the rider and gel.” This air pocket results in less heat absorption when sitting in the sun and greater heat dissipation when in the saddle.

“The RodeMaster™ seats are ergonomically designed to give the rider maximum comfort by minimizing pressure with our hallmark tailbone and prostate relief channels,” adds Royal Riding’s Eastern Region Manager Kim Kulman. “The extra layer of comfort foam combined with the negative airspace above the viscoelastic gel insert keeps the seats noticeably cooler so you can Ride Farther for longer periods of time. As is the case with all RodeMaster™ seats, the primary focus is to eliminate the pain.”

Top grain leather seating surfaces, durable fiberglass baseplates and powdercoated hardware are among the premium components. All three versions of the Tour™ seats mount as easily as a stock seat, with no modifications. “Try it out for yourself at the Sturgis Rally and Ride Farther,” she says.

Bike fitment: FLHT & FLTR 1997-2007, FLHX Street Glide 1997-2007, Road King 1997-2007

180712 Royal Riding RodeMaster LongNose Vs ShortNose Royal Riding RodeMasterTour long nose


  • Extra layer of proprietary comfort foam helps keep gel inserts cooler on the hottest days
  • ½” thick high-tech viscoelastic molded gel integrated in the sits bone area
  • Streamlined inner thigh area for confidence inspiring sure footing
  • Top grain leather seating surfaces for added durability
  • Corrosion resistant powdercoated hardware for longevity
  • No special tools or modifications necessary to mount the seat
  • Accepts stock Harley-Davidson™ driver backrest kit


Tour, P-Tour (FLHR/FLHX) Snub Nose $575
DeTour (FLHR/FLHX) Snub Nose $495
ConTour (FLHR/FLHX) Snub Nose $550
Tour, P-Tour (FLHT/FLTR) Long Nose $575
DeTour (FLHT/FLTR) Long Nose $495
ConTour (FLHT/FLTR) Long Nose $550

Come see the entire collection of pads, sheepskins and RodeMaster™ gel seats during the 78th Rally at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame on Main Street. Seats now available for 1997 and newer models as well as our LoPro, Sheepskin and Cool-Tush gel seat pads.

Learn more about the entire RodeMaster™ seat range here:

About Royal Riding

Ride In Comfort… For Longer! Whether you are riding a motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, quad, horse or just sitting outside for long periods of time, our mission is to provide comfortable, quality Gel Seat Pads so you can Ride Longer — Ride Like Royalty. With five standard sizes of motorcycle gel seat pads and three different cover options to meet your specific needs, Royal Riding has got you cushioned!

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