Corbin Times Home Edition Archive

February 13, 2007

Winter Greets,
The new stuff that has been building up in the Corbin Skunk Works was finally released on our hapless marketing staff. Buried under the deluge of new products we should be caught up just in time to wing it out to Bike Week.


* COMING ONLINE SOON
- Smuggler Trunk for BMW K1200 GT
- HEATED Front & Rear seats for BMW K1200 GT
- Custom saddles for 2007 Harley-Davidson CVO Electra-Glide

Check 'em out here: http://www.corbin.com/new/new.shtml


* COMING SOON
- A couple more seats for the Yamaha V-Star 1300 - Fleetliner Saddlebags & Fairing for Victory Kingpin - Smuggler Trunk for Kawasaki Ninja ZX1000 - Smuggler Trunk for Suzuki GSXR 1300 Hayabusa - Smuggler Trunk for Yamaha MT-01

* AND THE NEWEST OF THE NEW
- Yamaha MT-01 Front & Rear saddles - Fleetliner Fairing for Honda VTX 1800 C - Fleetliner Fairing for Suzuki M109R - Fleetliner Fairing for Yamaha V-Star 1300 - Chin Spoiler for Yamaha V-Star 1300 - Fleetliner Saddlebags for Yamaha V-Star 1300 - Dual Touring Saddle for Yamaha V-Star 1300 - Classic Solo saddle for Yamaha V-Star 1300 - Fleetliner Fairing for 2006+ Harley-Davidson Dyna-Glide - Fleetliner Fairing for 2004+ Harley-Davidson Sportster - Fleetliner Saddlebags for 2004+ Harley-Davidson Sportster


*JANUARY WINNER
Alrighty then, it's that time in the lunar cycle that we pull a name from the proverbial hat and reward the persistence of one of our faithful readers. For January 07, $300 Corbin Bux goes to...

Carsten Ruhland

Now this is very simple: If you ARE Carsten, then just drop me an e-mail (chuck@corbin.com) in response to this notice. For your effort, we will send you a Corbin gift certificate. If you are NOT Carsten... well, better luck next month. Don't forget to include your snail mail address so I know where to send it! There is a two week time limit, if unclaimed it's back up for grabs.


* PROJECT BIKES & NEW GOODIES
Just in case you haven't been paying attention, the hot trend in the Cycle industry is Bagguhs (Baggers). That's right, big ole fat cruisers in full highway drag. Given the nature of our product, we couldn't be more pleased.

As such, you'll notice a flurry of cool new saddlebag and fairing designs from us. Yeah, we've got the long haul bike figured out. For a glimpse of how cool a touring bike can look, check out our new project Roadliner in vintage look Black & Red paint (by our own Erik Solorio). http://www.corbin.com/yamaha/linermenu.shtml

Likewise, the latest incarnation of Mike's Honda Rune that we've taken to calling the 'Duesen-Rune' because of its Duesenberg inspired paint job (also by Erik). We'll have this one on our site soon at: http://www.corbin.com/honda/runemenu.shtml

Now before you get all excited, don't think for a minute that we overlooked the consummate American V-Twin. You'll find a couple of decked out Sportsters at: http://www.corbin.com/harley/xl/ and a trick-as-hell Dyna-Glide at: http://www.corbin.com/harley/dyna/

*whew*

* REGARDING THE SEASON...
John writes... "Is it ever going to end?? Snow, Ice, Snow, Ice... Cold... I can't take it! Missouri weather Sucks! ..."

Sorry man, I feel your pain. Just the other day I noticed cobwebs on my ride... worse than that my FRIENDS noticed cobwebs! Shameful and appalling. Well, to answer a question of such import, we must consult with the planet's premier prognosticating marmot... none other than Punxsutawney Phil:

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Groundhog Day
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob: *snicker*

El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way.

This official Groundhog Day weather report lifted from:
http://www.groundhog.org

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For the sake of our friends in the Midwest being brutalized by
Mother Nature, I hope the official Groundhog Day rodent is more accurate than our local 'meteorologist'.

* FREE STUFF!
Maybe not as exciting as winning a $300 gift certificate, but we're again offering free catalogs. This new take on an old process has us making mini catalogs that are specific to brand. Pretty cool fold out design decorated in the motif of our new Ormond Beach, FL showroom (no kidding). Currently available: Harley-Davidson & Yamaha. In a few more weeks we'll have Triumph, Victory and Honda coming your way. If you'd like to check one out, just call us and ask, we'll ship one out to you. Or drop by your local motorcycle shop and ask for a copy. If they don't have any, ask them... "Why the Hell Not?!"

* UNLEASHING THE NEWBIES
You guys still with me here? This newsletter is getting a wee-bit lengthy, but it's been awhile since we (editorially speaking) took up the keyboard. Just a bit of insider info for you...

This week, Mike's decided that we need to take on a more proactive approach to the Corbin experience. With a brief training session led by our IT guy (who prefers anonymity) and yours truly we led our Tech Reps in a crash course introduction to internet forums. The purpose is to be totally involved in every aspect of motorcycling and let's face it... forums are as active and energized as many rallies. As a whole, we've always relished any opportunity to stand toe to toe with our customer. It's great feedback and the best market research there is. That's why we attend so many rallies and still offer Ride-In service at the factory. Besides, motorcyclists are great folk. Anyway, we're not showing up like a 21st century Electrolux salesman, we're just opening up more methods of communication. So if you see the Corbin name show up as a noob on a forum you frequent, please make 'em feel welcome... some of our folks are a bit nervous about the whole thing. If you know one we should be reading? Drop us a line.

* RALLY SCHEDULE
Indianapolis Powersports Expo this weekend followed by Daytona Beach Bike Week the first week of March. Yes, Spring is near!

All our new stuff will be on display in our all new store in Ormond Beach. Only six miles from our old shop on Main Street and just under a mile from Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona. Stop in and buy Chuck a beer! Oops, I mean... "Stop in and check it out!"

OK boys and girls, I've still got to figure out what I'm going to do for Mrs. Chuck (Valentine's day is tomorrow guys!) so given the current time & date... errr... panic.

Happy Trails and a Jolly Chocolate Day to you all,
Chuck

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