Got the urge to tour this Fall? Triumph is feeding your wanderlust by offering no down payment and financing as low as 3.9% (yes, of course there’s small print you’ll have to read) on new, previously unregistered 2008 and prior year Sprint STs, Sprint ST ABS, Tiger 1050 and Tiger 1050 ABS models. Or, if you don’t need a new bike, how about $800 on Triumph accessories or clothing? Both offers are good through December 31.
Mark your calendars for Friday night, November 14, and Saturday, November 15, because there are big happenings you need to know about at Southern California Ducati in Brea. Friday night will see a Ducati Fashion Night party with a fantastic runway Fashion Show featuring the new 2009 line up of Ducati Apparel. You will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and fun from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. You’ll want to be back bright and early on Saturday because the dealership will be having a Fashion Open House with music, free food and drinks, demo rides, vendors and lots of specials.
While you’re at Southern California Ducati, which you’ll find at 515 W. Lambert Road in Brea, CA 92821, go next door to check out Southern California Victory. Its new showroom has been completed and the spanking new space is full of 2009 Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories. There is also sale pricing on remaining 2008 models.
You can call both dealerships at (714) 256-6700 or check them out at www.socalducati.com or www.socalvictory.com.
The most popular AMA Supercross exhibition race, the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge (KJSC), has come to an end after 12 illustrious years.
The conclusion of the highly successful program was appropriately celebrated at the US Open in Las Vegas in October. The US Open served as a battleground for the KJSC Champions from each of the 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross events to match up for a final round aboard KTM 50 SX machines.
“There was no better way to say farewell to this program than by letting this year’s champions give the fans one more race in the two-day Vegas finale,” said KJSC Coordinator Devin Mitchell.
The KJSC Program started in 1997 as a collaboration between KTM Motorsports and Feld Motor Sports. Starting out with one box van and two mechanics, the program has grown in popularity and size to help more than 230 boys and girls live their dream under the KTM Factory semi each season.
Over 3,000 young boys and girls have participated in the program since its start at the L.A. Coliseum in 1997, including many of today’s professional riders, including Mike and Jeff Alessi, Blake and Tyler Wharton, Zach Osborne, Ryan Dungey, Drew Gosselaar, Jacqueline Strong, Michael Hall and many more.
The KJSC drew record attention in 2003 when Caden Hadley became the first KJSC rider to jump a double at the Salt Lake City AMA Supercross event. Its popularity continued to grow each year, proven by the exponential growth in applicants that applied from all over the world in hopes of being selected for one of the AMA Supercross rounds.
“The KJSC Program helped spread happiness in the lives of many motocross families. KTM was proud to have hosted this program and provide an unforgettable experience to these families and hopes that the memories made were everlasting for those that have been fortunate enough to be involved,” said KTM Vice President of Event Promotions Selvaraj Narayana.
The Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows series just kicked off its 13-city nation-wide tour in Phoenix and will hit the Long Beach Convention Center December 5 through 7.
In addition to the usual line up of new models, this year’s show offers some firsts. Ducati and Kawasaki will show new models they unveiled for the first time ever in the U.S. during the Phoenix show. Attendees will also get a first look at the all-new Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager and Ninja ZX-6R, and Ducati’s Monster 1100 and Monster 696.
Firsts of a different kind include rider seminars and a Scooter Pavilion that will showcase the latest brands and products from manufacturers like Aprilia, CF Moto, Genuine, Honda, KYMCO, Piaggio, Vectrix and Vespa in one location. There will be more demo rides than ever before, with 10 manufacturers participating (bring your helmet and riding gear if you want to take a ride) and new riders will enjoy the Explore Motorcycling New Rider’s Welcome Center, which provides information and resources for newbies. If you are looking for action, check out the Team Cartel Freestyle Motocross Team that will dazzle you with its aerial tricks and back flips, and let’s not forget The Hub, a new, high-energy area jam-packed with great speakers that will be providing touring tips, new rider seminars, safety information and advanced rider clinics.
From the pristine bikes in the Vintage Pavilion to the fun and noise of the Family Action Zone, the 16th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show will have it all. It will even have a Free 2 Wheel booth, so make sure you come by and say hi.
Get complete information, including show hours and discount coupons, by going on-line to www.motorcycleshows.com or calling (800) 331-5706. We will see you there.