Danny Gray Enterprises, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of custom motorcycle seats, recently introduced the IST (Independent Suspension Technology) line of motorcycle seats, designed to eliminate the compression and shock the body receives from riding on a traditional solid seat pan while providing the hand-crafted look, quality and performance of a Danny Gray seat.
Sitting on a traditional motorcycle seat, the shocks and bumps of the road transmit into the rider’s hips and up their spine. This “whole body vibration” often leads to pain and fatigue, ultimately shortening the amount of time a person can ride comfortably. The new IST product line works by dampening road impact right where it matters most – at the two lowest bone points in the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities, or ITs. IST is like two little trampolines, positioned side by side within the seat. IST isolates the rider’s IT bones, cushioning them independently in reaction to the shocks and bumps of the road. And since IST is seamlessly built into the saddle, bike owners can have the custom look of a Danny Gray designed seat while enjoying longer, more comfortable rides.
IST isolates the rider’s IT bones, cushioning them independently in reaction to the shocks and bumps of the road
The IST line from Danny Gray offers motorcyclists four models with multiple options for adding comfort and duration to their rides:
The MinimalIST is the entry level IST product, available in vinyl or leather covering with tailbone and stree relief, narrow width and sized for a solo rider;
The BigIST for the solo rider is available in vinyl or leather with tailbone and stress relief, and features a wider footprint, back support and is sized to accommodate a pillion. The BigIST is also available as a two-rider seat in a full-touring style with tailbone and stress relief, and back support, available in vinyl or leather;
The LowIST is a two-rider, low-profile style seat available in vinyl or leather with tailbone and stress relief, low and narrow, and cut down the rear;
The TourIST is a two-rider seat in a mid-touring style with tailbone and stress relief and back support. The TourIST is available in vinyl, leather or with sweat-control Spacer Mesh Fabric and leather accents.
More detailed product information is available at www.dannygray.com
“Forming the perfect union between rider and road has been taken to a new level with IST,” said CEO Lars Roulund. “The idea was simple on paper, but making it work took years of development. Our team became immersed in ergonomics, human anatomy and physics to find the solution. And being able to deliver the solution with a wide selection of good looking products means more riders can spend more time on their bikes.”
Danny Gray’s line of IST seats will be on display at Sturgis Rally 2014 at Black Hills Harley Davidson in Rapid City, and J&P Cycles in Sturgis. The line will be available to dealers through Biker’s Choice and Drag Specialties.
About Danny Gray Enterprises For more than 40 years Danny Gray has been providing high performance, purpose built motorcycle seats for Harley Davidson and custom built applications. Every seat is specifically designed to form the perfect union between road and rider, with the belief that rider comfort and ride input can be achieved without sacrificing the aesthetics of a low profile. The company also offers an on-line Personalized Seat Cover Program, and for custom projects a comprehensive program that includes design services from an internationally published commercial artist. Danny Gray also offers a line of seats with the Airhawk® comfort seating system integrated into the seat. Danny Gray Enterprises is located in Santa Ana, Calif. For more information visit www.dannygray.com