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July 29th, 2007
What a month... sheesh! Lot's going on in the world of motorcycling this time of year and the Corbin Wizards are jamming along at full speed. Not to be outdone, our crack Marketing Geeks have been working their mouse-hands to the bone, risking grevious bodily injury just to present the latest and greatest to the world.
We desperately hope you find this interesting... then it was all worth it.
* * * JUST RELEASED * * *
Smuggler Trunk for Ducati 1098 link
Canyon Dual Sport saddle for BMW F800 S/ST link
Smuggler Trunk for BMW R1200 S link
Fleetliner Saddlebags for Victory Vegas Jackpot link
Streamliner Trunk for Victory Vegas Jackpot link
Dual Sport saddle for Yamaha WR250 F & WR450 F link
Front & Rear saddles for 2007 HD V-Rod VRSCAW link
The Coolest Bagger Setup Ever! For HD FL models. (online VERY soon) link
* * * SOON TO BE RELEASED * * *
Modular saddle setup for 2008 Kawasaki Concours
Fleetliner saddlebags for 2007 HD V-Rod
Fleetliner saddlebags for Yamaha Warrior
Seat setup for Triumph Tiger 1050
* * * I SUPPOSE Y'ALL WANT A PRIZE? * * *
Yes, it's that time of the month again (no, not THAT time!) to pick a winner in the grand Corbin Newsletter drawing. That's right, just for continuing to read Chuck's written assault on the English language, we're going to pay one lucky reader $300 in Corbin dough. Remember, if you're reading this, then you are automatically eligible for the monthly bribe... errr... prize. For July 2007, that lucky person is...
Is that a drum roll I hear..? Kevin Buckholtz
Alright my man, you've got two weeks to send me an email and the $300 is yours. Please include your snail mail address and send it to: email@example.com
* * * RUNNING OF THE BULLS * * *
... the Red Bull that is. Last weekend, some of the finest motorcycle racers in the world descended on Monterey, California to contest the only US location on the MotoGP schedule. Sadly, defending World Champion Nicky Hayden, didn't have a great weekend, but younger brother Roger Lee put in an American presence in the top ten.
Although our new staff photog, Raul, braved the crowds and made the trip down to Monterey, it is far beyond the scope of this humble newsletter to report on events of this magnitude. We'll leave that to the pros at Cycle News if you're interested in the weekend outcome. Besides, when it comes to journalism, your pal Chuck here makes a pretty damn good golfer.
Nope, I can't golf either.
* * * HOLLISTER ROCKS AT 60! * * *
Record crowds visited Hollister this year in what has become the largest motorcycle event on the west coast. Unless, of course, it's not... somebody really should look this up.
Regardless, estimates for the weekend range from 100,000 - 130,00 people. All coming in a single weekend to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Hollister Invasion that may, in actuality, have been more sensationalism than fact. No matter to which belief you subscribe, the event and resulting media binge birthed an image of Bikers that shaped our culture. Thus the annual Independence Day rally has been called The Birthplace of the American Biker... now you know.
Naturally it was all hands on deck around Corbin's as we polished up the showroom in preparation for our weekend guests. As a wrap up, we've worked tirelessly without food or sleep for nearly an hour to post a collection of images and cryptic descriptions that you can view by clicking on the gratuitous girly image above. Not to flog a deceased Equidae or anything, but we'll leave it to the pros to provide full rally coverage for you. In the mean time, let your imagination fill in the blanks and check out the images on Corbin's website HERE.
* * * ANOTHER SHAMELESS PLUG * * *
You still reading? Wow. The R&D boyz have really been kicking out some neat stuff lately and raising the art-form to a new level. The Ducati 1098 Smuggler trunk is amazing in itself... but hot on it's heels was a Fleetliner saddlebag setup for the Harley-Davidson FL models (Electra-Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide & Road King). With all due respect to the boundless skills of our new photog, photos really don't do these parts justice. The lines are perfect and these are the cleanest, most sano Baggers you will ever see. Good job guys!
Check the New Stuff section on our website in a couple days for more details. You'll find it right HERE.
* * * CONGRATS AIR JORDAN * * *
Yeah, I know I said we weren't going to provide any event coverage, but the following just has to be said. Besides, now we can work on getting some press passes for next year's MotoGP and have a clean conscience.
It was Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies that rode to win the Superbike race at Laguna Seca (handily I might add). Matt Mladin was running a comfortable second, but the real excitement was the battle for third place between Aaron Yates, Miguel Duhamel and Neil Hodgson which provided some of the best racing of the weekend. In the end, it was Yates of Michael Jordon Motorsports that filled out the podium and gave Air Jordan his first-ever AMA Superbike podium.
So Big Ups to Yates and Michael Jordan!
* * * PASS THE WORD * * *
It seems that many Corbin Times readers don't think to use the "Forward to a friend" link in order to proselytize (yes, that is a word) their pals into loyal readers like themselves. As such I don't spend nearly as much time as I would like bragging about the population of our readership. This is truly a pity... well, not for you it isn't, but what about yer ole pal Chuck?
I understand the lengthy confabulation that is the Corbin newsletter may not be as entertaining as some You Tube videos, but what if for purely selfish reasons? Check this out: Get yer buddy to sign up on the agreement that if either of you wins the prize, you'll split it 50/50. That doubles your chances of winning and would still provide a good start towards some cool Corbin stuff. More importantly I get to tell Mike we have a lot of readers and keep my posh job... well, it's important to me anyway.
If you don't want to share these particular words of whiz-dumb, have 'em go to this page and sign up for themselves. I thank you, my wife thanks you, the Chucklettes thank you and so does my motgage holder.
* * * WHAT'S NEXT * * *
After an appearance in Chatannoga, TN at the Yamaha Star Days, the Corbin show truck is making it's way towards South Dakota in preparation for the annual Sturgis rally. If you're heading out there this year, stop by our truck on Lazelle street so you can lay yer peepers on the new Corbin Bagger setup. We'll have three of these bikes on display! For now boyz and girlz I'm outta here. Have a great summer and ride safe!
Until next time, Happy Trails!
PS It turns out that June 18 was anniversary of the Birthdate of the American Emma Williams... which is kind of like the Hollister Rally, but different. All kidding aside, Happy Belated Birthday Emma! Likewise to my buddy Walt who celebrates July 28th!
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