Corbin Times, March 2008

Yamaha Raider by Corbin
Congrats are in order...
Loyal readers will be less than surprised to find this missive tragically late. In fact, Corbin's Crack Marketing staff has reached a new low as we finally shatter the barrier separating Barely Contained Pandemonium from Utter Chaos. Thank you, we've worked hard to get here.


* * * JUST RELEASED * * *
Universal fit Fleetliner Trunk Box!   Go Here
Fleetliner Saddlebags for Rolling Thunder 200 & 250 Series Chassis   Go Here
Saddle models for 2008 H-D Roadking   Go Here
Saddle models for 2008 H-D CVO Roadking   Go Here
Chin Spoiler for Yamaha Raider   Go Here
Saddle models for Yamaha Raider   Go Here
Saddle models for 2008 Softails   Go Here
Saddle models for 2008 H-D Fat Bob Dyna-Glide   Go Here
Gunfighter & Lady saddle for Suzuki Bandit 1250   Go Here
Dual Sport saddle for Ducati Hyper-Motard   Go Here
Dual Sport saddle for KTM 690 SM   Go Here
Dual Sport saddle for KTM 530 EXC R   Go Here
Fleetliner Fairing for Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   Online Soon
Fleetliner Saddlebags for Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic   Online Soon


* * * COMING SOON * * *
Smuggler Top Box for 2008 Kawasaki Concours
Fleetliner saddlebags for Suzuki Bandit 1250
Classic Solo saddle for 2008 H-D Rocker
Widowmaker Two-Up saddle for 2008 H-D Rocker
Canyon Dual Sport saddle for BMW R1200 R
Gunfighter & Lady saddle for Ducati GT 1000
Saddle models for Can-Am Spyder
Fleetliner saddlebags for Can-Am Spyder


* * * MONTHLY WINNER(S) * * *
Agreed, Chuck is deplorably late getting out this newsletter. It would hardly be fair to punish you for our shortcomings, now would it? So below you will find two monthly winners listed... one for January and one for February (of course). Our winners are:

January 2008: Ed Drummond
February 2008: Barbi Laffitte

Finally, a winner of the fairer gender! Our last female winner was back in July of 2006, proving once again that yer ole pal Chuck isn't so popular with the ladies. That is presuming Barbi is female...

* * uncomfortable silence * *

If not, errr...     sorry dude.

If you are Ed or Barbi, send me an email confirmation to: chuck@corbin.com. Don't forget to include your mailing address so we can send out your gift certificate. If your name is NOT one of those two listed above, you don't need to send me an email, you will automatically be entered into the drawing for next month.


* * * OLD SKOOL PART 2 * * *
With wanton disregard for our increasingly fragile ecosystem, your pals at Corbin have published yet another print catalog. Aptly titled "Corbin's Capital Compendium of Components, Compiled for Yamaha Dealers" (Yamaha catalog for short), the venerable tome has now shipped to dealers across the USA. Next time visiting your friendly neighborhood motorcycle shop, ask them for a looksee.

If they don't have one, demand they clue in and become a Corbin dealer. After all, how can they expect a discriminating rider, such as yourself, to frequent when they don't even have this most basic of luxury items?

Alright, we know printed catalogs aren't very "Green", but motorcycle shops still prefer them. Sure, we feel a little guilty but we're being frugal by printing small, brand specific books instead of large, tree consuming, full-line catalogs.   Stop looking at me like that, you're just as bad... Did you really think we believed you when you said you ride a motorcyle because it's more fuel efficient? Hogwash!

So it is with this most cavalier of attitudes that we offer you, our dearest of friends and fellow wretched abuser of fossil fuels, a copy of our Yamaha dealer catalog. Hand selected by Chuck and lovingly delivered under the care of the US post office by the cheapest means available. Available exclusively to Corbin Times readers just for asking! Kawasaki and Suzuki will be the next up so stay tuned. Send requests to: chuck@corbin.com


* * * RETURN OF CAN-AM * * *
As if the return of the Can-Am moniker wasn't news enough, have you checked out the new Spyder? What a machine! Produced by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), the three wheel road machine clearly displays its heritage and kinship to the BRP produced Ski-Doo sled and Sea-Doo watercraft. The Corbin R&D team has recently taken delivery of one and are in process creating a range of components.

Watch progress of the Corbin R&D team HERE.
Check out the Can-Am Spyder HERE.


* * * TV TIDBITS * * *
What's worth watching on the telly? How about this one-hour special from the Moustache Man himself, Dennis Gage? This second installment of "Tripping on Two Wheels" is now airing on the Speed Channel. In this episode Dennis, his son Sam and motojournalist Neale Bayly have four days in beautiful Sicily. Check out Speed's website for upcoming air dates. In the meantime, watch the preview HERE.


* * * TV TIDBITS 2 * * *
We missed the premier date for Trippin' again didn't we...   dammit. Since there's probably nothing else decent on TV, you can check out a couple of new videos on Corbin's site right HERE. Featuring our latest setup for the Yamaha Raider and another featuring the Rolling Thunder Fleetliner setup.


* * * LAVATORY LIT' * * *
You took American Literature or something like it back in high school right? With a nod to continuing education and an attempt to ease the void between Corbin newsletters, we're adding this featurette called Lavatory Literature. Here we will regularly (no pun intended) spotlight a particularly piece of reading material well suited to your water closet. More importantly, this will allow Chuck to deduct book store receipts on his taxes!

Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines...
Written by: Onion Editors.
Genre: Satire
Available: Under $25 from any bookseller on the net.

Review: An extremely funny and disturbed view of American history. No person, place or thing is sacred in this twisted recap of the last 100 years. Particularly appealing as you can enjoy a great giggle just skimming the "headlines" or read the "articles" when you have more time to occupy... the perfect Lav' book. The fancy hard cover provides a pompous and arrogant feel sure to impress your friends with your high-brow reading material.


* * * 'NET NUGGETS * * *
Another interesting bit of video that doesn't require swearing or full frontal nudity to make it entertaining. I know, it's hardly believable. Once again this find is courtesy of Robin Hartfiel (Motorcycle Product News magazine). Take a look inside the cylinder of a running four stroke engine, CLICK HERE


* * * NEXT UP * * *
Catch up with the Corbin Road Dogs at the following upcoming events:

Donnie Smith Invitational Bike Show Laughlin River Run
March 29 - 30 April 23 - 27
St. Paul, MN Laughlin, NV

Until next time, keep the rubber on the road and be safe!
Chuck



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