It's September! You know what that means don't you? Chuck's birthday!|
Wait a minute, that's not it... errr... Oh yeah, Biketoberfest is coming up in Daytona Beach!
* * * NEW PRODUCTS * * *
Here's the latest from our R&D shop
|Front seat & Smuggler Trunk for Honda VFR 1200
|Gambler Saddle for 2009-2010 HD Touring Bikes
|Dual Sport Saddle for Kawasaki KLX 250S (F)
|Gunfighter saddle for Victory Cross Country
* * * COMIN' UP NEXT * * *
Tall Boy seat for Suzuki Boulevard M109 R
Two-Up seat for 2010 Ducati Multistrata
Two-Up saddle for HD V-Rod Muscle
More Seat models for 2010 HD Softail models
* * * AUGUST WINNER * * *
For lack of a clever segue, let's just go ahead and give away some Corbin cash!
Congratulations, your name was randomly drawn from all of the Corbin Times readers to receive a $300 Corbin Gift Certificate. That's assuming, of course, that anything in this world is truly random and not some kind of predefined fate, but that is a discussion we will save for another time. For now, we just need James Pritchett (and ONLY James) to send an email to email@example.com with his snail mail address in order to receive the prize.
Unless fate dictates otherwise... then we'll just have to pull another name from the hat. OK James, you have two weeks to respond. Ready, set, go.
* * * BIKETOBERFEST 2010 * * *
Don't forget, there's only three times a year when you can wrangle a discount out of Mike and one of those opportunities is quickly approaching. Official rally dates is October 14-17, but we're going to extend that and include the whole week from October 9th through the 17th. That's a lot more time for you to score a great deal on some cool goods with free installation to boot.
You'll find us up the road a bit from Daytona Beach in the same neighborhood as Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona H-D dealership. If you want to beat the traffic and have a nice ride, follow these directions to TAKE THE BACK ROADS. See you there!
* * * RIDER APPRECIATION EAST * * *
We feel a little guilty for hosting a Rider Appreciation Day party out here in California which pretty much excluded all our buddies on the East Coast. In our defense, you were all invited and it's not OUR fault you didn't show up! Be that as it may...
During the whole extended week of Biketoberfest we'll be showing our appreciation to riders on the East Coast with complimentary bagels and cream cheese every morning. Mike's even looking into some sort of cappuccino machine to help you jump start your day. Just a little token of our gratitude for forty plus great years (so far!)
* * * INDY MILE * * *
Around here we've always been big fans of Flat Track racing... something about the grass roots, elbow to elbow action just hits all the right chords. As such we can't even begin to describe how excited we were to find out that another of the OEMs was stepping up to field a team ... enter Monster Energy / Werner / Kawasaki.
In what is sure to be a learning year, the team with Bryan Smith at the helm has already taken the top podium spot in one of the most prestigious events in the series, the Indianapolis Mile! Aboard the first ever Ninja 650 powered flat tracker, Bryan had a nearly perfect evening as he was top qualifier, won his heat race, finished third in the Dash for Cash and then took the main event win. Congrats to Kawasaki, Bryan and the whole team. Great job guys!
* * * BAGGERS & DRESSERS * * *
Last year The MoCo (Harley-Davidson Motor Company) came out with some nice new luggage racks for their touring bikes. Unfortunately some of the Corbin seat models didn't work too well with them, so we've got the FLH chassis back in the shop and are redesigning the whole setup for 2009 & up baggers. Stay tuned for more information... especially if you're sporting one of those cool Stealth racks.
* * * LAV LIT' * * *
Sad, sad news. In fact, we're still reeling a little bit from this one... you might want to sit down. After 50 years, Cycle News magazine has ceased publication.
Crazy times we're living in, huh? We were very sad to hear the news and offer our best wishes to the staff of what has been an industry icon for a very long time. Although they have ceased publication "for now", they are continuing to maintain the website. You can check it out at: http://www.cyclenews.com if you didn't already know.
Yeah, I know... this isn't exactly a piece of Lavatory Literature, but I had to give them a shout out for 50 years now didn't I?
* * * TV TIDBITS * * *
Unmasking The Stig?!? Wow, just go ahead and ruin the fun for everybody why don't you!
Sure, we all knew The Stig from BBC's Top Gear was just another human being like the rest of us, (albeit one with some phenomenal skills behind the wheel), but the mystery was all in good fun. We even chose to ignore the articles last year when certain tax documents pointed to the true identity of the "tame racing driver". Now it appears The Stig himself is behind this latest outting as he intends to write an autobiography and include his time with the BBC. Surely this means the end for Stig #2.
Oh yeah, and don't forget that FX network's Sons of Anarchy is now airing season three. Confirm your local listings, but we find it Tuesday nights at 10.
That's it for now kiddies, we hope you're enjoying your summer!
|When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.