(ED: Updated with video.) Billie Leo Standley died last weekend from lung cancer, but before he died, the 82-year-old wished for the world to know he was going to ride off to heaven. To accomplish this wish, Standley and his family made arrangements for him to buried in a Plexiglas casket riding his 1967 Harley-Davidson […]
Motorcycle Stirrups – Yes, They Exist!
What do you get when a lifelong horse rider and motorcyclist from Nebraska gets inspired to combine his two loves? Why, motorcycle stirrups, of course! The idea came to Devin Santana, proprietor of Nebraska City Iron Works, one day when he was riding his Harley-Davidson down the road and looked down at his feet. The moment he got home pencil met paper and design work started on the motorcycle stirrup.
On his website, Santana explains how he and his wife downsized to a smaller home, requiring them to sell their beloved horses. Time away from the horses meant more time on the Harley, and “I started to wonder how I could bring horses to my iron horse,” he says. From there the idea for stirrups was born. “Brother, they are so cool and a very comfortable ride. My iron horse was bad before, but now man watch out!”
Santana is nothing if not enthusiastic. Laugh all you want, but if nothing else the stainless steel stirrup is bound to put a smile on your face. I know it did to mine. As an added bonus, the stirrups are made entirely in America, as Santana was able to source the production of the stirrups to a plant in nearby Pickrell, Nebraska.
Judging by the pictures, the stirrups clearly add a bit of width to your ride, so be careful if you live in a bigger, more congested area. But if you’re roaming the open plains and feel the need to kick your feet up and relax, the $260 stirrups seem like a great idea. Local Nebraska riders can get a set at Dillon Harley in Omaha. Otherwise, visit www.motorcyclestirrups.com to get a pair sent to you. Santana claims to offer free shipping on his site, but we assume it to mean to the lower 48. Contact him via the website to be sure.