Gerbing Recall - Gerbing's has issued a recall
on heated jackets. If your interior tag shows "PO #3796" you may
have a crimped connector in the rear that is subject to
over-heating (aka "the Gerbing BBQ" effect). See the
for recall information.
Kamo signs with JCR - Idaho off-road racer,
David Kamo, has signed with Johnny Campbell Racing as a team
member, after helping them win the Score Baja 1000 last fall.
Congrats to this local rider! JCR is one of several official
Honda race teams.
BMW brining under 500cc bikes to the market -
BMW recently announced an agreement to work together with India
based TVS to develop under 500cc motorcycles. This follows
Honda's recent releases of 500cc street bikes in various styles.
Bow Tie Shuts Down - Bow Tie Inc., best known
as the parent for Motorcycle Consumer News and David Hough's
popular Street Strategies books has closed up shop and
transferred their assets to a new company called I-5 Publishing.
No word yet on what will happen with MCN or if new inventory
will be produced on Hough's books.
Where's Lisa now? - Followers of Lisa Micone,
formerly with Seattle Cycle Center, will find her down the
street working in the Parts department of Moto International.
Big ol site upgrade - We've recently upgraded
our site. Take a look at the pre-owned bikes, clubs, calendar
and dealer directories to see the new technology at work, making
it simpler for you to navigate your way through SR!
Video from The Ridge - Here’s the new track in
Washington called “The Ridge”, kind of a mix of Laguna, Sears
point and Thunder Hill. Super technical, lots of blind corners
and a lot of fun. The good action starts about 7 minutes in.
Vision Hayes won the race, he’s 12 and weighs 80 pounds. Giving
up 100 pounds on a 32 HP bike makes the Skagit Powersports team
have to ride perfect every lap!
Click here to watch the video.
@ 50 - Ride West BMW owner, Keith Thye is hitting the road
this winter to recreate the ride he took with Dave Yaden in 1963
from Oregon to South America. The book Keith published in 1999
chronicled the trip well and Thye toured it with an exceptional
slideshow. For the 50th anniversary trip, Yaden will join in
again as well as four other riders including longtime Sound
RIDER! supporters Donn and Deby Harvey. We wish them the
best as they head out on their journey. To follow the trip check
www.ADVdonnh.com. And you can bet this won't be the last you
here about this landmark trip in the pages of Sound RIDER!
2013 Vintage Motorcycle Festival Brings Two-wheel Passion to
America’s Car Museum - Sources at Le May - America's Car
Museum in Tacoma have confirmed they will hold a Vintage Bike
weekend again, after this year's successful Meet at the Ace Cafe
event. The 32013 event will be held August 24-25 in Tacoma.
Top 100 Dealers for 2013 - As chosen by Dealer News, the
leading industry news hub, we'd like to congratulate South Sound
Honda/Suzuki of Olympia, Downtown Harley-Davidson of Renton, Fun
Country Motorsports of The Dalles and Idaho's Rexburg
Motorsports who all earned the prestigious award in the
Road Trip 2013 - Sound RIDER! & McMenamins partner for
a magical tour - The 2013 Road Trip Tour will be a five day,
five night experience no Northwest rider will want to miss.
Sound RIDER! has teamed up with McMenamins to create a
fun-filled frolic through Western Oregon that will be unlike any
tour ever run through the Northwest before. By day, riders will
experience some of the finest back roads riding and late
afternoons and evenings will be spent luxuriating at various McMenamins locations, with three of the properties featuring hot
pools and all featuring full menued food and beverage options
for late night socializing and bench racing. Save the date -
June 24-28, 2013. Full details coming in the January issue of
More buying and selling - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:
PII) has acquired Teton Outfitters, LLC, a privately owned,
Rigby, Idaho-based company which designs, develops and
distributes KLIM Technical Riding Gear.
in 2013 - They couldn't get enough of Oregon in 2010, so the
BMW MOA rally will return in 2013. But this time it's not in
Redmond, but west of the Cascades in Salem. Thus it
will be a whole different rally filled with some great roads as
is evidenced by our
Motorcycling through Western Oregon book.
Looking for Twisties? - In Oregon,
go ride the Kings Valley Highway, in Washington take a ride up
to Cougar Mountain near Bellevue and in Idaho take a spin on the
Looking for dirt? In Washington, enjoy a ride
along the Puget Sound using Tahuya's 7 mile gravel stretch of
North Shore Road. In Oregon, enjoy the gravel in the Painted
Hills and in Idaho, take a ride through Angel Canyon.