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SR! Monthly Motorcycle Marketplace

Welcome to the Sound RIDER! virtual Motorcycle Marketplace. We understand that our readers want to know about specials and events that are currently under way at Northwest shops, as well as national motor sports entities in general, and the Marketplace does just that. Check out what's going on this month.

Hinshaw's 12 Days of Chrsitmas

Hinshaw's has some awesome specials going on as part of their 12 Days of Christmas event. It all comes to a head on Friday, December 19th when they run their Day 8 Yamaha 25% off Parts and Accessories event. Lunch will be provided from noon until 2pm and be on the lookout for some swag being handed out as well. Don't miss it! For more information, visit their website at www.hinshawsmotorcyclestore.com

HP Stream 7 Tablet

'Frugal' and 'motocyclists' can often be used in the same sentance. So for those who like to go on the cheap, but don't want to sacrafice quality and still be a Windows user, the HP Stream 7 is for you. At $99 retail it features a one year subscription to Office 365 at no additioal charge and all the basics of any Windows 8 tablet on the market. In comparison to it's Toshiba competitor, the Stream 7 screen is stunning. Pair it together with the keyboard below and you have full computing power for email, Word, Excel and Powerpoint and more plus aall the best pps for under $149.

iWerks Universal Folding Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

With all the small tablets, phablets and mobile phones hitting the market these days, some riders would like a small keyboard to go with them so as the have typing power available when needed, rather than striking a glass screen with your fingers like playing a modern day kalimba, the thumb piano from Africa that dates backe centuries. IWerks new Universal Folding Bluetooth Keyboard fits the bill nicely, featuring an onboard rechargeable lithium battery (40 hours of typing per charge) and a handy carrying case that also doubles as a cradle for your phone or mini tablet. It works across iOS, Android and Windows platforms, except WindowsPhone, which for some reason, no one in Redmond has found it in their hearts to write a BT bridge for keyboard into Windpows 7 or 8 mobile. Prices are all over the place online from $29-$75. Comes in lots of groovy colors.

Ride West BMW

Size and technique matters! So you have an adventure bike, now what? Size does matter. What riding techniques should you be using? How is this different than street riding? How can you best deal with gravel, sand and other obstacles? Where should you ride and what resources are available? This presentation, hands-on & Q&A driven session will help you maximize the joy of riding your new BMW or other adventure machine.

Tad Haas is a Puget Sound Safety Off-Road instructor (www.pssor.com) and experienced adventure traveler. (www.overlandnow.com) His interactive presentation style and the abuse of his F800GS Adventure (or other shop bike) should be entertaining and informative.

Join us at Ride West BMW on Thursday, January 22nd. 7pm-9pm. Tickets are $10. Purchase by calling (206) 527-5511.


Giant Loop Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack

Oregon's Giant Loop is at it again releasing a small tail pack that can be affixed to a rear fender using included bolts or straps. The design, harking back to Honda's styling of their larger XR models, is simple and straight forward

With the Go Light motto in mind, it will conveniently work to store gloves, goggles, spare keys, tools, folding maps and other travel items.

For more information, visit the website at www.giantloopmoto.com

Cycle Barn Smokey Point

One of the largest motorsports dealers in the Puget Sound, Cycle Barn Smokey Point, in Marysville Washington, is your one stop shop for the latest in motorcycles, gear and award winning service. With a show room that clocks in at an enormous 30,000 square feet and featuring legendary brands like, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and KTM, if you’re in the market for a new or used motorcycle, Cycle Barn has got you covered. Already own a motorcycle or ATV? Then be sure to stop by for one of the area’s largest selection of parts, accessories and technical apparel. Just 30 miles north of Seattle, you can visit them Tuesday thru Saturday, or visit www.smokeypointcyclebarn.com for more information.

No Thru Road

Let’s face it, we who buy motorcycles do not do so for strictly practical purposes. In every motorcyclist is an innate desire for adventure and the open road, which few riders are lucky enough to push to its logical conclusion. Clement Salvadori is one such rider. A “moto-journalist” almost out of necessity, in “No Thru Road”, Clement details an incredible, globetrotting, life that spans more than 40 years and literally dozens of countries. From “Afghanistan 1973” to “Zimbabwe 1974” every chapter of “No Thru Road” is an entertaining and adventure filled account that speaks to the soul of every motorcyclist. Available on Amazon now.

Street Rider’s Guide

The latest book from famed motorcycle expert and Sound RIDER! contributor David Hough, "Street Rider's Guide" is the definitive collection of everyday riding advice that no rider should be without. Drawing on half a century and over 1 million miles of personal experience, the author effortlessly instructs on how to handle road hazards, fellow motorists and dozens of other real world scenarios that eventually, all motorcyclists will encounter. Valuable for its sections on riding in inclement weather alone, "Street Rider's Guide" is a must for any rider. Available through the Sound RIDER! store now.


Moto Stays

There is no better way to take a long trip than by motorcycle. The only problem is that hotels will kill your travel budget and camping night after night can be a bit exhausting. Thankfully, motostays.com has come to the rescue, building a network of motorcycle homestays that literally spans the globe. As a MotoStays member, you'll have access to hundreds of friendly people willing to host you and your motorcycle, for free! Meet interesting people, save money and ride farther!

Check out www.motostays.com for more information.

Happy Trails

Outfitting your bike with the proper luggage, is likely one of the first steps you'll take as you prepare for that "big trip". Happy Trails offers a full line of hard bodied, aluminum panniers and mounting equipment so you can turn your bike into the ultimate adventure machine. Rugged durability combined with a functional, yet stylish design, make for an eye pleasing aesthetic. While the added peace of mind of a fully locking luggage system means that you can load up and ride for days….or weeks!

See the selection at www.happy-trail.com

Moto Corsa

Offering full sales and service, Portland's hottest Ducati dealer is Moto Corsa. You know you want one of those sweet machines, but where to begin? Moto Corsa's expert staff can help you sort through the options, give you the "ins and outs" on all the models and get you set up on your next bike. Not ready to take the plunge on a new bike? Then check out Moto Corsa's used inventory. With dozens of models in stock, you're sure to find the perfect bike.

For more information visit www.motocorsa.com

Giant Loop

When you and your motorcycle are out in the really gnarly stuff, the last thing you need is your luggage flying around. With Giant Loop's innovative single piece cargo system, you can ride anywhere you want, anyway you want, knowing that your gear is secure. Made with reinforced ballistic nylon and engineered to fit virtually any motorcycle that can handle a second passenger, Giant Loop's 100% water proof construction and slim profile keeps your gear dry with virtually no negative effect on bike performance.

See more at www.giantloopmoto.com

All Moto Tire

If you live in the Puget Sound and need your tires mounted buy a pro, go see Don at All Moto Tire. All Moto Tire is the preferred mounting house in the Puget Sound region by the Motorcycle Superstore.

Looking for hard to find Heideneau or Vee Tires? All Moto is a direct reseller of these brands and can order up what you need and mount it as well.

Visit their website at http://allmototire.com/

Crash Scene Safety Instruction

Would you know what to do if a member of your riding group was involved in a crash during an upcoming ride. The most critical time is often the time you're waiting for emergency services to arrive, so take control of the situation and learn what you need to know from the experts at Crash Scene Safety.

For more information about upcoming classes, or to schedule a class for your group visit the website at http://crashscenesafety.com

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If you're a Northwest or national motorsports company and have a special event or product you need our readers to know about, contact Stacey Swanson at 925-292-9470.

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