Friday, December 31, 2010

Moto Guzzi $0 Down, 6.99% Financing for up to 60 months

Ready to hit the road? Let Moto Guzzi USA help you get there.

It's time to ride! Moto Guzzi USA is now offering a fantastic financing deal on all Moto Guzzi models. Purchase a new or used Moto Guzzi motorcycle with zero down payment and get rates as low as 6.99% for up to 60 months. Hurry down to your dealer and get riding!

*Retail Financing offered through FreedomRoad Financing, zero down payment, 6.99% for up to 60 months for well qualified applicants only. Rates based upon approval, not all customers qualify, some applicants will receive approval at a higher rate and require a down payment. Please see dealer for details.
* Promotion is subject to change without notice.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gerbings New Microwire Heated Socks Here Now!

The UPS guy just dropped a box of these off, and they look like a big improvement over Gerbings previous foot-warming technologies.

Gerbing’s Microwire® Sock Liners to wrap snugly around each foot, and deliver even heat to the tops as well as the bottoms. And the socks are cut specifically for left/right feet for a perfect fit and better warmth. Made from a lightweight, wicking, four-way stretch material, the new Sock Liners feature Gerbing’s patented Microwire ® Heat Technology for the kind of smooth, soothing heat only Gerbing’s can deliver. And these new Sock Liners sport a special long cut that pulls up over your calf, making them ideal regardless how tall your boots are.

Gerbing’s Heated Sock Liners. They’ll help your feet defeat the cold.
  • Gerbing's socks are made from a lightweight, wicking, four-way stretch material
  • The socks are heated on the bottom and top of the sock concentrating heat toward the toes which adds extra heat where it is needed most
  • Extended height to cover the calf
  • Wide elastic band for extra comfort
  • Sock design is specific to left and right for a better fit
  • AWM round power cable maximizes comfort
  • Hand-washable anti-bacterial-treated material
  • Patented Microwire ® heating technology
  • Lifetime Warranty on the sock liners' Microwire ® heating technology
Heat: Microwire®
Source: 12-volts DC
Current: 1.4amps/pair
Watts: 17
Surface Temp: 135° F ±5° at 32° F

Price: $89.95

Need a pair?
Give us a call at 203-544-7900.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Triumph Sprint GT Video

Rainy day, so I'm digging up more Sprint GT goodies...

Motorcyclist Review of the Sprint GT

Interesting writeup of the Sprint GT in the September issue of Motorcyclist magazine:

With the disappearance of Ducati's STs and the increasing popularity of bigger, bulkier sport-tourers like the BMW K1300GT, Kawasaki Concours14 and Yamaha FJR1300, the Sprint GT is essentially in a class of one. It's slimmer, sleeker and sportier than any of the above, yet still capable of knocking out an Iron Butt if the mood strikes. And there's no denying that it's an incredible value. At just $13,199 including ABS, hard bags, a centerstand and other usually optional equipment that would add thousands to already-more-expensive bikes, Triumph's Sprint GT is Bond's bike at a bricklayer's price.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Triumph Sprint GT Unveiling Event

We will be participating in Triumph's world-wide unveiling of the new Sprint GT on Friday, October 8th and having demo rides the next day Saturday, October 9th.

This new model has some incredible touring features that can be most appreciated through first-hand riding experience. Therefore Triumph is linking the unveiling of this bike worldwide to demo rides the next day. Customers will be able to make their first impression of this new motorcycle from the open road.

Five years after Triumph introduced the popular 1,050 cubic-centimeter Sprint ST sports touring bike, the British marque has introduced a new model with greater practicality and more emphasis on the 'touring' aspect of 'sports touring': the Triumph Sprint GT.

As you would expect from a British machine wearing the famous Grand Tourer tag, the Sprint GT delivers outstanding real world performance in a practical and stylish package. But this should not be construed that the Sprint GT has lost the sporting edge that made the Sprint ST one of the most popular and enduring bikes in the Triumph range.

Of course, practicality is the GT's hallmark. The bike also features new 31 liter panniers, standard ABS brakes, a 200-mile fuel range, an optional top box that is capable of accommodating two full-sized helmets, and a 12 volt power supply that allows 'on the go' charging of electrical items such as laptops and mobile phones.

The result is a motorcycle with a different feel to the Sprint ST, biased more towards the 'touring' side of sports touring than the Sprint ST's 'sports' - a composed machine with precise and intuitive handling to keep up with sports bikes on demanding roads, but equally delivering the comfort required for a long two-up ride cross-country.
The 2011 Sprint GT is a culmination of ongoing customer feedback about what they want in a touring machine, including: 

  • 130bhp / 80ft. lb. version of Triumph’s iconic 1050cc triple 
  • A new exhaust system that lowers the center of gravity 
  • Anti-lock braking system as standard 
  • 31 liter hard bags and an optional top box capable of accommodating two full sized helmets and offering a 12 volt power supply. 
  • Under seat storage and built in rack with a well appointed grab rail 
  • 5.28 US Gallon fuel tank allowing 200 miles between fill-ups 
  • At $13,199 (USD) MSRP, the Sprint GT offers real-world performance at a price other sport tourers can’t come close to.

Priced at $13,199, the Sprint GT will be available in US dealerships this fall as early release 2011 models.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall 2010 Open House Wrap-Up

The Branchville Motors parking lot as the first bikes pulled in.

Well another open house is behind us. We had a great time and hope you all did too. Thanks to everyone who came out!

We've got another event coming up soon, so keep your eyes out for announcements here and on our email list. (If you are not on our email list and would like to be, you can sign up HERE.)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Open House Tomorrow

This Sunday, Sept. 26th 10 am to 2 pm the annual Branchville Motors Fall Open House.
A representative from Gerbing's Heated Gear will be here to answer your questions about electrically heated riding gear.
Get an early sneek-peak at the new Triumph Sprint GT.
And of course enjoy some great company and free food.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Used Vespa Deals

This first bike is actually still new, as in never registered or titled. A 2006 Dragon red GTS 250, it was set aside as a demo, though it still has very few miles on it. It may still have demo miles added until it sells, but currently has less than 330 miles on it. Will come with full warranty from date of purchase. Asking $4300 + tax, title, freight, prep, doc fee. (Price includes current Vespa promo on GTS's)

SOLD! A 2001 Vespa Dragon red ET2 with under 525 miles on it for $1640. Has a few minor dings and scratches, but a strong solid 2-stroke motor and crisp sharp brakes. Best ET2 I've ridden. SOLD!

 2007 Excalibur Grey GTS with 287 miles on it. Includes fly screen, very clean scooter. Asking $4100.

 2005 Piaggio X9 500cc, the Italian Maxi-Scooter. Includes OEM topcase. Some slight dings and scrapes. Less than 2500 miles, asking $3400.

We also have a 2008 Portofino Green LXV 150 with 340 miles on it. Not pictured, but it looks just like new. Asking $4000

Royal Enfield Demo Ride Wrap-UP

We had a good turn out for our Royal Enfield Demo Ride night, with thirty test riders putting the new Unit Construction Bullet engines to the test. Test riders came from as far away from New Jersey.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot Vespa Summer - Turning Up the Heat (GTS/GTV promotion)!

Purchase a 2009 or earlier model Vespa GTS 250 or GTS 250 Super and receive $1,000 off MSRP.
Purchase a 2009 or earlier model Vespa GTV 250 and receive $1,200 off MSRP.
Program Period: August 2nd thru October 31st, 2010
Eligible Scooters: All new & unused 2009 and earlier model year Vespa GTS 250, GTS 250 Super, and GTV 250 scooters.

$500 Hot Vespa Summer!

$500 off 2008, 2009, 2010 Vespa 150's
$400 off 2008, 2009, 2010 Vespa LX 50
To celebrate the Summer Vespa is rolling out a special offer on its most popular models...the Vespa 150's and the classic LX 50.

This is a great deal on Vespa's most popular models. We currently have LX 150s in Red, Black, Midnight Blue, and Pink which qualify for this promotion. We have a Red Vespa S 150 which qualifies, and a Pink LX 50 which would get the $400 rebate.

From July 15, 2010 through September 15, 2010 customers purchasing a new and unused 2008, 2009 or 2010 carbureted Vespa S 150, Vespa LX 150 or Vespa LXV 150 motor scooter at participating dealerships will receive a $500 discount off the stated MSRP.
Customers purchasing a 2008, 2009, 2010 two-valve engine LX 50 will receive a $400 discount off the stated MSRP.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sweet Financing Promotion from Triumph

Triumph is offering finance deals that are so spectacular you can literally ride home on a NEW Triumph for as little as $5. Seriously, only $5 a day*. You probably spend more than that on a take-out lunch during the day. So save your lunch money, pack a PB&J, and ride to work on your brand new Triumph motorcycle.

*Promotion ends 9/30/10. Retail Financing offered through FreedomRoad Financing, 0.9% for 12 months, 1.9% for 24 Months, 2.9% for 36 Months, 3.9% for 48 Months, 4.9% for 60 Months, Tier 1 ONLY. Rates based on approval, not all customers will qualify.  Note: Special Edition models DO NOT qualify for any promotions listed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Announcing Royal Enfield Demo Ride Night 8/18/2010

Wednesday August 18th 5pm to 8pm 

Royal Enfield Demo Ride at Branchville Motors
With Ron Greene, Vice President Royal Enfield USA

Join us for a great evening exploring the World’s Oldest Motorcycle Brand. Starting at Five we will have free hamburgers and hotdogs and a short presentation by Royal Enfield USA Vice President Ron Greene discussing the past present and future of Royal Enfield.

After this there will be group demo rides, so that you will get a chance to experience Enfield’s new totally revised Unit-Construction Engine for yourself. Demo Bikes will include a C5 Military, two G5s and two C5s. One of these bikes will have a lowering kit installed, and two will have performance exhausts.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Triumph Thunderbird Rated Best Cruiser of 2010

In Cycle World magazine's annual Ten Best Bikes review, the Triumph Thunderbird has been awarded Best Cruiser status for the second year in a row...

The T-Bird's pair of 4-inch pistons make more torque at 2630 rpm—95.1 ft.-lb.—than most cruiser motors make all day. But this bike's more than a pair of big jugs. It rumbles along smoothly, soulfully, while providing comfortably kicked-back ergonomics and suspension that actually suspends. Triumph being Triumph, it couldn't even keep from building a big cruiser that handles okay, too, and then wrapped it up in crisp styling, with a shapely no-seams gas tank, maximum chrome and minimal plastic.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cool NY Times Article on Royal Enfield C5 Classics

Just ran across this great article from last year which gives some great history on the Royal Enfield brand, as well as some great details about the last engine design:

The heart of the C5 is its air-cooled 499 cc power plant, an all-new design that continues the single-cylinder layout of its predecessors. It retains the trademark cadence of a thumper — the common nickname given to large-displacement 1-cylinder bikes — but now the engine and transmission, formerly separate components, have been integrated to create the Unit Construction Engine. The UCE, as Royal Enfield calls it, is fuel-injected and designed to be efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly. It will be used on all Royal Enfield export models.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Dainese Gear: Part 2

We have just received more of our annual Dainese order, and there are some gorgeous new pieces of kit on our shelves.
Seen above is the Bonneville D-Dry jacket. It is a waterproof textile jacket with a removable thermal liner, and a unique look that would be right at home on any modern bike with a heavy vintage influence. Whether you ride a Triumph "Modern Classic", a Guzzi V7, or even an Italian scooter, this is a unique jacket that will protect you from the road and the weather, while still maintaining impeccable style.

The Air-2 jacket is Very similar in styling to the Bonneville, but as the name suggests, has large panels of ballistic mesh. This is hands down, the nicest looking mesh riding jacket we have seen.
The Full Metal Pro glove is the update to Dainese's Full Metal glove. This glove features top of the line materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, and Kevlar and integrates input by Dainese factory riders like Valentino Rossi. It is quite simply the finest road-race glove in the world.
Of course not everybody needs a world class racing glove every time they hop on their bike. For more mundane riding, we now have the M19 glove from Dainese. This understated glove offers the quality of manufacture and protection you expect from Dainese, in a format perfect for commuting to the office.

We also have renewed our stock of strap-on back protectors, and due to popular demand, have stock a supply of Wave 1 protectors for slipping in the back-protector pocket of many Dainese jackets.

Come on in and see for yourself, just how nice these pieces are.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Dainese Gear In Stock

Just in time for warmer weather, the Dainese Air Pelle, micro-perfed leather jacket, and Tulua riding shoe are now on the shelves.

Come in and check them out in person.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Royal Enfield Returns to Branchville Motors

If the 60's and 70's styling of Triumph's modern classics are not retro enough to satisfy your Brit-bike nostalgia, our new Royal Enfields should fit the bill.
While the body and frame harken back to Enfield's glory days in the 50's, the engine is an entirely new design, incorporating fuel injection and other modern updates, while retaining the looks of a classic British single.
The C5 Bullet Classic (seen above) is certainly not the beast for highway adventures at extra-legal speeds. If that's the kind of riding you are interested in, this is not the bike for you. But for leisurely putts through backroad twisties, you just might be surprised how much fun you can squeeze out of the 27.5hp,  499cc engine.

For a more in depth  review of the 2010 Enfields, with the new unit design engine, check out this post from AutoBlog:
The Enfield feels very mechanical, and planting one one in your garage is likely to lead to more of a relationship with the motorcycle than actual ownership. In the two weeks we spent with the G5, we seemingly learned what the bike likes and we were more than happy to oblige by altering our riding style appropriately.

Paradoxically, slowing things down a couple of notches actually made the bike seem faster and more robust. The old saying that it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow may never be more apt than with the 2010-and-newer Enfield. When ridden at 7/10s, everything falls into line – the deft handling could be described as flickable, the acceleration is relaxed, but completely acceptable, and the braking performance is admirable. Listening to the beat of the single lung directly below becomes soothing and the vibration you feel through the footpegs becomes little more than a reminder that you are riding a motorcycle. A real motorcycle. It has a reason for being. And you actually have a desire to ride the Enfield within its limits, not because it can't push its boundaries, but rather because it is simply better not to.

Spring 2010 Open House Wrap-Up

As you can see, this year we caught a break, and had some gorgeous weather for our annual open house.
Live music was provided by the band Lakeside.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Open House Coming Soon!

On Sunday, May 2nd, from 10 am to 2 pm, join us for a day of fun, bikes, and camaraderie. This year our Spring Open House will be held in conjunction with Triumph's Thunderbird Nights Event. There will be live music, and as always the grill will be up and running. And this year we will be featuring motorcycle paintings by our own Ben Armstrong.

Great Deals on New non-current Triumphs, Moto Guzzis and Vespas. Find great bargains on select gear from Triumph, Dainese, First Gear, Belstaff, Hein Gericke, and more. Free food and beverages. Come meet some great people, see some amazing motorcycles and take part in the fun and enthusiasm.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2009 Triumph Bonneville T100 Demo

It is time for us to say goodbye to our green and white Bonneville T100 demo bike. It's got 565 miles on the odometer, and the first service has already been performed. It's a new bike with full warranty, it just has had the engine broken in for you. Sort of like getting a puppy that is already house-broken.

Seriously though, at $1000 off of list, someone is going to get a great deal on this handsome bike.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

2010 Triumph Street Triple R Phantom Black

We just rolled a new 2010 Triumph Street Triple R onto the sales floor, that is one of the sweetest looking Street Triples we have seen. This one is Phantom Black, with gold painted details, and awesome gold wheels.
The picture above really does not capture the full impact of the gold trim on this motorcycle, the best way to get a real appreciation for this paint scheme is to come in and check out for yourself!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sunday, May 2nd 2010 Branchville Motors Spring Open House

Reserve the date on your calendars.
Sunday, May 2nd 2010 has been set aside for the Annual Branchville Motors Spring Open House, 10 am to 2 pm.
We are scheduling the Open House a little later this year, hoping for better weather than we've had the last couple years.
So now is the time to petition Alex to make up a big batch of his famous Branchville Chili!
More details to follow.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V

It seems like Winter will never end, and if you are getting a severe case of cabin fever, you should come in and see what's new at the shop.
Like the 2010 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V we just rolled on to the sales floor. It is a gorgeous beast, perfect for fueling snow-day day-dreams...

Custom Bonneville

Here is one of the most handsome Bonnevilles to roll out of Branchville.

This bikes owner has put a lot of custom touches on this bike in the two years he has owned it. Recently he had some white stripes added to the fenders to match the paint work he had done on the tank when he originally bought the bike.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mort Walker's The Best of Times Blog

If you are in business long enough, you develop relationships with other businesses in your area. One of our favorite local businesses that we work with is Mort Walker's The Best of Times Magazine. Mort Walker is, of course, the cartoonist behind Beetle Bailey and other classic comic strips, and his Best of Times Magazine features plenty of comics as well as other useful and entertaining features.
For those of us in the Gold Coast region of Connecticut and New York, The Best of Times Blog is a great resource for finding local family activities.
You can also pickup The Best of Times at our shop.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Vespa Ridgefield Guide to Meeting Girls:

Gentlemen, this video demonstrates a secret which every male scooterist knows: the ladies are far more interested in a classy Vespa than a big roaring motorcycle.

On the other hand, ladies if you are trying to capture the attention of the men folk, might I suggest rolling up on a new Triumph Thunderbird.

If you want to catch a fish, think like a fish.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Moto Guzzi 2010 V7 Cafe Classic

Hot on the heels of last years premier of the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, is the 2010 V7 Cafe Classic.

We've already sold the first one of these that came in, but we just got another. It is a sweet looking bike, with the famous Guzzi emphasis on handling and suspension which makes these bikes a perfect fit for twisty, hilly New England backroads.

We actually had a 70's era V7 Sport in the shop recently, and this bike is a wonderful tribute to that classic ride.

Inspired by the legendary V7 Sport from 1972, the V7 Café Classic has the same streamlined style that, in the early 70s, marked the birth of the Italian sports Maxi. Other components that are symbols of a different era complete the picture like the low-set clip-on handlebars, the spoked wheels, the raised silencers and the saddle with its integrated tail cone, the instruments resemble the famed white-faced Veglia Borletti ones from the past and the new green color scheme.

Technically speaking, the V7 Café Classic differs from its Tourer sister in having twin raised silencers that, apart from increasing ground clearance, provide a sportier exhaust note more suited to this model that, like its famed predecessor, boasts exceptional road-holding. The key to this legendary road-holding lies in its twin cradle frame with removable bolt-on lower components. Great attention was paid to the steering geometry where the rake is set at 27° 50’ to ensure stability and precision when cornering. Of no less importance are the 40 mm Marzocchi forks.

Travel on the front suspension is 130 mm and works in combination with two adjustable rear shock absorbers with 118 mm travel. Braking is looked after by a 320 mm floating disc at the front and a 260 mm disc at the rear. The V7 Classic is fitted with 18” wheels up front and 17” at the rear with high profile tyres so as to offer superb handling and feed-back characteristics.

Custom Triumph Sprint ST

Have you ever wondered why the Sprint ST doesn't have the latest inverted forks and radial brakes? Well we did too.

And we did something about it.

Recently, one of our more imaginative customers has been working with Jim to turn his 2009 Sprint ST into a real one-of-kind bike.

We used an Ohlins shock in the rear to balance out the chassis, a radial master cylinder, and aggressive brakepads to finish it off. The result is a faster steering, harder braking, and better handling Sprint ST.

And it looks better too!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Vespa 300 Reviewed in Cycle World

Cycle World has a "first-ride" review of the new Vespa Super 300 up. The reviewer seems pretty impressed, and echoes what we have experienced in test rides, and heard from happy owners: The 300 goes!

A 3mm larger bore accompanied by a 3mm longer stroke bumps displacement from 244cc to 278cc. While claimed peak torque is only slightly higher (16.5 foot-pounds versus 14.9), it comes at 5000 rpm as opposed to 6500 for the 250.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Triumph Promotions on 2009 Motorcycles

Triumph has extended some of their offers on 2009 Model Year bikes into 2010. We have at least one of all these bikes in stock, so come in before March 31st to take advantage of one these great deals!

2009 Triumph Model
Financing OR Accessory Promotion
Daytona 675
0 Down, 0 Interest, & 0 Payments for 6 months with APR
$1,000 in Triumph Clothing & Accessories
Speed Triple
Financing as low as 5.9% for 72 months with APR
$1,500 in Triumph Clothing & Accessories
Rocket III
Financing as low as 5.9% for 72 months
$1,500 in Triumph Clothing & Accessories
Rocket III Touring
Financing as low as 5.9% for 72 months
$1,500 in Triumph Clothing & Accessories

Cold Weather Riding

Spyder in the Snow, image © Nick Caro
While most New England Motorcyclists hang up their helmets once the white stuff starts to fall, photographer Nick Caro, throws on some extra layers and switches from two to three wheels. We know Nick as one of our most regular Gerbing's Heated Gear customers. Check out this slideshow of his CanAm Spyder in the snow, and you will see why. You will also see how he has easily put 70,000 miles on this beast in less than two years.

(Above photograph is © Nick Caro. Used with permission.)