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2014 Honda Valkyrie
One of the products fresh out of R&D this week is our Touring Saddle for Honda's reintroduction of the inimitable Valkyrie.

As a heavyweight cruiser, we felt it best to give the Valkyrie the full Dual Tour Treatment with a clean saddle that works with the Honda sissybar or a pair of Corbin removable backrests.

As testimony of how aggressively the R&D boyz are going after new bikes, we also have two more brand spankin' new products that aren't online yet: Victory Judge Dual Tour saddle & Ducati Panigale front and rear saddles.

We're working hard to get these online as fast as possible so keep an eye on this page: New Products.





Concours d'Wizards
We're not quite done putting together our followup gallery to last weekend's Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach when this collection comes rolling up for lunch.

We recognized a couple of these Classic Beauties and specifically one that belongs to our buddy Rich, but to see such a nice group all together at once was certainly a Kodak moment.

Much like our previous news item, this doesn't have a whole lot to do with motorcycle seats but it's still fun to look at. Likewise it gives us the opportunity to drop a shameless plug for Wizard's Cafe which is open for breakfast and lunch, Wednesday - Saturday here at the Corbin factory.

Stop in for a bite while you're getting a seat made or meet up here with your friends for a cup of Joe followed by a weekend ride down highway 25!





Concours d'Elegance
This elegant event taking place in Pebble Beach this weekend doesn't have a lot to do with seats, but it's so amazing we figured it's worth a mention. Besides, a few years ago they started including motorcycles!

Mike makes the trip to Pebble every year and often he and Rodent bring back a slew of pics to share as evidenced by the gallies you'll find right HERE. This year they are featuring the following marques and special classes: Maserati Centennial, Ruxton, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, Eastern European Motorcycles and more.

If you happen to live north of Pebble Beach, you'll likely be heading right past the Corbin factory in Hollister on your way to and from the event. We'll be open all week and on Saturday if you'd like to check out our new showroom, take a look around the factory or have lunch at Wizard's Cafe.

For complete Concours information, go here: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.





Sturgis Bound
Like moths to a flame, the HD world is focused on the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota this month. Tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of motorcycles are en-route to the Black Hills for the annual event.

Naturally you'll find the Corbin Rig setup in our usual spot on Lazelle street across from J&P Cycles. In fact, if you are already in Sturgis, you'll find the guys on-site right now and ready to show off some fine American crafted motorcycle saddles.

We'll be setup through the entire event and will be offering free installation and our traditional 10% rally discount. Don't have what you're looking for in stock on the truck? No problem, we offer the same discount for special orders too.

For more Corbin rally info and a schedule, check This Page.





The Wizard Shop
In Summertime we have the pleasure of meeting lots of fellow riders in our Ride-In shop. Sometimes those riders seem somehow familiar...

Meet Goldie Dewitt. Sons of Anarchy fans may recognize him as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Grim Bastards ... others know him as the real Prez of 1Down MC. This guy has more custom bikes shown on SOA than anybody and we're happy to say they've all got Corbin seats (which makes him real popular around here).

Noteriety aside, Goldie built a Beautiful FXR with a ton of motor and vibrant metal-flake paint the likes of which we haven't seen since the 70's. Impressive considering the man was about This Old when that was the style.

You can catch more pics of this bike and others on his website at 1DownBikerSupplyHouse.com.





Lightning Motorcycle
Theoretically we should be mortal enemies... after all, these are the people that took Mike Corbin's land speed record. But they're good folk and the bike is so damn nice we just can't help but like them.

Having said that, check out the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle. Not only is this a fun bit of eye candy, but the bike rocks too. In fact, Lightning beat all comers in the open class at Pike's Peak in 2013.

We'll let you go to their website for all the other details, but wanted to say this much... Seat: Corbin, Paint: Erik Soloio.

For Lightning Motorcycle info, click HERE.





World Superbike
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round is this weekend at Laguna Seca!

This is the one chance to see these international riders, as it is the series' only visit to the United States. Approximately 25 riders line up on the starting grid, making for an entertaining field and hard-fought battle for the lead at every turn.

In between races, come visit us in the center section of the vendor area facing the stunt show. We'll have a variety of sportbike saddles and unique bikes on display. Order during the race weekend and receive a 10% discount... you can even get this discount for ride in appointments at our factory for a future date.

For race info, go HERE.





Hollister Rally Time!
The annual Hollister Independence Rally is fast approaching and as you may already know, the event is spread over the entire three-day weekend this year!

We're taking things a step further and rolling out the red carpet early with our traditional 10% rally discount starting June 30 and running through the entire holiday weekend. This applies to all Corbin products and even our Ride-In Service.

Corbin's factory is located just two miles north of town near the Hollister airport. We'll have a variety of industry and food vendors setup around the Corbin lot as well. Don't forget our annual Ride In Bike Show will take place on Friday July 4th too.

For complete rally info, just click HERE.





BMW R1200 GS
Just out of the R&D shop is this Canyon Dual Sport saddle design for BMW's new liquid cooled R1200 GS!

In order to maximize the seating area and place the rider in the optimum position on the bike, Corbin converted the two piece stock unit into this One-Piece Canyon Dual Sport model.

By converting to a single piece basepan, the Corbin wizards were also able to integrate hardware for a rider's backrest. Naturally we offer a variety of backrest models to suit your needs and all of them install with a single bolt and adjust to your posture. Saddle includes genuine leather seating and has the option of electric heat.

For complete info, just click HERE for the GS webpage.





Comin' Up!
Our web team is getting caught up with putting the new products online, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to take a look what's coming out of R&D next.

In the image above, you'll see we're well underway with a Canyon Dual Sport saddle for the newest iteration of the BMW R1200 GS. This one will feature optional electric heat, genuine leather seating, backrest integration and, of course, that classic Corbin styling.

Also in the works you'll see we got our hands on the new 2014 Honda Valkyrie and have projects in the works there. We're taking a hard look at making saddlebags on this model as well as a couple saddle options.

Keep your eye on this page for more information as these new items develope!

Naturally you can always find the latest releases on our New Products Page.



BMW R nine T
Fresh out of R&D is this Corbin Gunfighter saddle for BMW's new Roadster!

Designed to provide excellent rider comfort while blending in with the classic lines of the bike. Corbin's Gunfighter offers perfected ergonomics up front with a slick fastback tail that gives clean looks and short trip passenger ability.

Like most Corbin saddles, this model includes genuine leather seating with a wide variety of color and texture options included at no charge. Installation is simple with all required hardware included.

For complete info, just click HERE to jump on over to the R nine T webpage.




Hollister Rally
RAD
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
2014
Street Vibrations
9/24 - 9/28
Reno, NV


Biketoberfest
10/16 - 10/19
Daytona Beach, FL

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

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