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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 underway 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.

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 features legendary brands like, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and KTM, Cycle Barn has got you covered if you’re in the market for a new or used motorcycle. 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 for more information.

BMW Motorcycles of Seattle

BMW Motorcycles of Seattle is one of the oldest BMW dealers in the world. While the name has changed from Buckingham's to Ride West to BMW of Seattle, our 30 year history gives us more experience than any other dealer around. Plus, our highly qualified service technicians will make sure your motorcycle is in the best operating condition as possible. (206) 527-5511.

Sea to Summit X-Pot Systems

Less than 10% of all motorcycle riders actually do any cooking on the road. Many can't fathom the storage required to take a proper cooking setup on the bike. But Sea to Summit has changed all that with their revolutionary X-Pot systems. Combining anodized alloys and silicone, these kits simply collapse into one another for excellent storage minimization. They come in three different configurations. Get the one that's right for you. Available in the Sound RIDER! store

Skagit Powersports

Skagit Powersports is one of the most diversified dealers in the entire North Sound region. We love it all, from street to dirt, kids to adults. Our expansive selection would put a smile on anyone’s face just about any day of the year. And be sure you check out our broad array of used bikes and quads while you’re here too. Need a last minute gift item, put Skagit Powersports on your errand list.

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles (Ian Falloon) – or – BMW Motorcycles (Doug Mitchel)

Two new books have hit the market for beemerphiles. The Complete is a fat hardbound start to finish compendium of just about every model ever built by the mark. The latter is a tad simpler and small telling the story of the manufacturer in a paperback bound book. Go simple or treat your beemerphile right with the hardback. Either way, you can’t lose. Available at better dealers, or online

Hinshaw’s Motorcycle Store

What began as a small Honda store back in 1961 has grown to carry nearly a dozen OEM brands including Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Motus, Norton, Suzuki, Victory, Yamaha and more. There’s always something going on at Hinshaw’s so be sure to check our website often for special discounts, events and more.

Locksmith Broken Ket Removal kit

Carrying a spare key in the pocket of your riding jacket isn't insurance enough you'll be able to ride away after breaking a key in the ignition or luggage lock. You still need to get the key out. To do that you'll often need the tools locksmiths have to accomplish the task and now you can get them here. Includes 4 varied barbed extractor wires and 6 varied hook tools so you're certain to have the right tool for whatever broke. Sealed in a zip loc bag, they're small enough to store compactly and easily into your fix-it-arsenal so they're ready when needed, or carry them in a jacket pocket so they don't get locked in somewhere on your bike. With this kit and a spare key, you'll save hundreds in locksmith and towing charges. If you've been there before - you know all about it. Available in the Sound RIDER! store

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. And the added peace of mind of a fully locking luggage system means that you can load up and ride for days….or weeks!

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Steve McQueen: Full Throttle Cool

Steve McQueen said, "I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts." Fortunately for us, he was the best of both.

McQueen left an indelible imprint as one of Hollywood's sexiest leading men. His masterful film roles in Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Papillion have been often imitated but never repeated. An actor, motorcycle and automobile racer, and all-around gearhead, McQueen also epitomized the American dream, rising from hardscrabble circumstances to become one of the most famous movie stars in the world.

Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool presents McQueen's life story in an artistic, graphic-novel format. It covers his entire life, from his earliest years growing up in a suburb of Indianapolis to his death from mesothelioma. Learn all about his stunning movie career, in which he defined the antihero archetype. The cool panache he brought to the screen was perhaps only matched by his adrenaline-pumping racing exploits. Get the full measure of both from this book.

A really fun read! Available at finer brick & mortar and online retailers.

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