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Simon Dubouloz

Simon Dubouloz Saddle maker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 12:00/13.30 - 18:30
Phone:
+41 796705104
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The ride of your life

  • • Simon creates bespoke seats for motorbikes
  • • He works for many different world championships
  • • His seats are ergonomic, stylish and original

GP mechanic and saddler Simon Dubouloz is recognised for his skill by many professional motorbike riders and private customers. His fascination for leather started early in his life thanks to his mother, who is a bag maker and who taught him all the tricks of the trade. His passion for motorbikes, instead, began when he got his first one at the age of 14. “I started to disassemble it and step by step I just ended up loving it,” he recalls. He managed to merge his two interests achieving a diploma as a racing mechanic and one as a leather artisan. “I started to make seats for my connections in the motorcycle world, until I decided to set up my own business in 2016. Today I work in the world championship as a mechanic and I also create my seats for top racers like Valentino Rossi.”

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Works

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Triumph Bonneville

Custom made saddle with stitched diamond quilting and logos embroidered with gold threads. The comfort foam is adapted to the weight of the pilot.

Length 80 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 8 cm

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Yamaha MT-09

The honeycomb quilting of this saddle was created entirely by hand and custom made. It was finished with an embroidered logo and red stitching. The comfort saddle is made to measure according to the rider's weight.

Length 85 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 30 cm

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Valentino Rossi Training Saddle

This saddle was created for Valentino Rossi and delivered by hand to his home in Tavullia, Italia. It was adorned with its iconic number in neon yellow. Valentino Rossi commissioned it just before the Misano Grand Prix.

Length 90 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 25 cm

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Ducati X Diavel

This saddle was custom-made and finished with red stitching and the embroidered logo. The comfort foam is adapted to the weight of the pilot.

Length 50 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 40 cm

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Selle Canapé Caferacer

This saddle was made for the Prix Métiers d’art Suisse, a prestigious arts & crafts competition in which Simon obtained 3rd rank. Its creation required three months of intense work.

Length 180 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 80 cm

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