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Polaris Slingshot
Corbin's Fleetliner Saddlebags for the Slingshot are fresh out of R&D just in time to make the drive out to Sturgis for their first public release!

Corbin saddlebags are designed to compliment the looks of the bike while providing the locking storage you need for traveling. Our sculpted design emulates the Slingshot so well, our local dealer says it looks like their stock models are missing something.

Molded to fit the shape of the Slingshot on the outboard side while the interior wall is designed to maximize capacity and provide over 100 liters of combined storage.

If you're headed for The Black Hills rally, stop by and check them out in person at Corbin's Comfort Corner. Naturally they'll be in our New Products section too in just a few days.

Charlie MacArthur 1928 - 2015
The EV world lost a powerful activist and ally this past weekend. Charles MacArthur, AKA "altenergyinventor" of Sangerville, Maine died in the company of his family on Saturday 7/18/2015, at age 87.

Charlie was a lifelong advocate of renewable energy, electric vehicles and alternatives to fossil-fuel transportation. In 1974 he traded a hot air balloon of his design for one of Corbin's first production electric motorcycles and the two have been friends ever since.

Our thoughts are with his family and many, many friends. Inside EVs has written a nice tribute to Charlie on their blog HERE.

Charlie was an inventor and had an amazingly adventurous spirit... he will be missed. If you are more of the "watching" type, we encourage you to check out this You-Tube series, called Sea to Sea, where Charlie piloted a Reliant Robin cross-country. If you're familiar with the Reliant Robin, you will understand why this was such an amazing undertaking.

World Competitor Discovered!
Sam Baldi is no stranger to the winners circle, in fact just three years ago he was the winner of the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) National Competition. Now his latest creation has taken the Best in Show prize at Biker Bob's Memorial Bike Show presented by Corbin.

Taking place at Corbin's workshop during the annual Hollister Rally, this show has just become the first bike show in California to award IMBBA points. As if to punctuate this exciting change, the points Sam earned with his Best in Show placing has garnered him an invite to the IMBBA World Competition in Dubai UAE.

You can read the release from IMBBA right HERE.

For a complete list of Bike Show winners, our 2015 Follow-Up, Image Galleries and continuing information regarding the Hollister Rally, please view our Rally Page.

Hollister Rally Weekend!
Fourth of July weekend is upon us and the Corbin lot is buzzing with folks setting up for the rally weekend.

Today (Thursday) is setup day and a few weekend vendors got in bright and early to be ready for the big weekend. Already in place you can see, RKA Accessories, Bull-It Jeans and Custom Chrome anchoring the corner.

There's still a lot more coming on-site and the rally officially kicks off tomorrow for the long holiday weekend. Naturally we'll be hosting our annual open house and offering a 10% rally discount on all Corbin products to boot.

The Corbin factory is located just two miles north of the downtown rally center. Get more rally and lodging info HERE.

Popp Over America
Popp Over America is an episodic TV show/web series currently in development by New York City musician and motorcyclist, Joe Popp. The dates for shooting the pilot have been set for July 8 - 11, 2015.

When Joe contacted us about his planned motorcycle adventure and the potential for a little Corbin exposure via his show, our first reaction was "Hell no, get out of my office!" But then we realized it was just a severe case of jealousy... plus he wasn't in our office.

Clearer heads prevailed and we sent Joe a New Saddle for the trusty VFR that would be carrying said musician and instrument around the lower 48. After all, how could he be expected to sing for his supper if all he could think about was being saddle sore at the end of the day? Truly we had to do something!

All kidding aside, we're pretty enthusiastic about the concept of his show and wish him all the best for entertaining (and safe) travels. Read more about Popp Over America on his site HERE.

Slingshot Saddlebags
Brackets and interior wall shapes are all dialed in and shaping of the saddlebags is under way!

As you can see, the sculpting of the right side bag is coming along nicely. Vince is bringing the design elements of the Slingshot to the rear and creating a very balanced look.

Although there is still a lot of work to be done, you can see how the rear of the machine is going to come to a clean finish. Current plans call for a Corbin rear fender that will join the two bags together for support and provide the finishing touches.

Watch this space for updates as the Slingshot project progresses.

Lamonster Garage
If you know Spyders, you know Lamonster... and today he brought in three awesome F3 Spyders to the Hollister Workshop.

One of these modded bikes is on it's way to start appearing in the TV drama Extant and Lamonster was kind enough to include our seat and saddlebags on the bike. Hint, it's the black one in the middle.

Also along for the ride is what is probably the world's First Customized F3. Because of his connections with BRP, Lamonster had early access to the bike and had this project underway before the rest of us had even seen one. Sporting custom paint and a miriad of wicked goodies, this bike is quite a show. For more info check out their Facebook Page Here.

Complete details on Corbin's Spyder F3 saddlebags can be found right HERE.

Polaris Slingshot
Mike's Slingshot is on the lift and work has begun on a set of Fleetliner Saddlebags for the Polaris three wheeler!

We're pulling out all the stops and have the whole team concentrating on this project so we can debut them at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. The team just finished tearing apart the rear end and designing the bracket setup so they will be a simple bolt-on solution.

With the hard parts underway, Vince and Freddy started mapping out the interior walls and will begin on the design of the saddlebag shape. That's when things start getting really fun! Keep an eye on this spot and we'll post updates along the way.

If you'd like to get an idea of what Corbin saddlebag designs are all about, check out the models we make for the Can-Am Spyder below.

Update Pic: Interior walls
Update Pic: Interior walls

Spyder F3 Saddlebags
Our Fleetliner saddlebags for Can-Am's Spyder F3 are finally done and in the photo studio for the final steps.

The Corbin skunkworks team has done a fabulous job of sculpting these bags to look like an integral part of the Can-Am design. Corbin's bags are so perfectly matched visually, the bike looks like it is truly finished.

The tight integration hides generous storage capacity and the doors open up and forward (Lambo style) so contents never spill out accidentally. Two-tone color matched paint, heavy duty weather stripping and fully lined cargo area top off the finest bags available.

We'll be finishing up the details next week, then you'll find complete info on our New Products page.

Hollister Rally
July 3-5, 2015
The Hollister Rally is back in 2015. Join us at the Corbin factory all Fourth of July week for custom seats, free installation and rally discount!
2014 Wrap up HERE

On The Road

Sturgis Bike Week
August 3-9
Sturgis, SD

Street Vibrations
Sept 23-27
Reno, NV

Remember Corbin's rally incentive, 10% off all Corbin accessories sold at show! See you there!

Some of the more noteworthy items from recent history. Click the link at the bottom!

 Concours 2014
 Concours 2013
 Concours 2012
 Concours 2011
 Concours 2010

 Quail MC Gathering
 Quail 2012
 Quail 2011


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