Save money with fuel efficient Suzuki motorcycles

Just in time for the spring riding season, and with gas approaching $4 per gallon, Suzuki has come out with some incredible incentives on 200cc and 400cc street bikes.  The street legal Suzuki DR200, which is regularly $4,199 is on sale for $2,899. With a seat height under 32 inches and weighing just 278 pounds, the Suzuki DR200SE offers quick, agile handling. The four-stroke engine has a wide powerband and smooth acceleration to help build your confidence while you learn to ride

If you’re looking for some adventure on the road and a great bargain, the DRZ400SM may be just what you need. Regularly priced at $6,699, this powerful super motard is on sale for $4,999. Based on the renowned DR-Z400 off-road bike, the DR-Z400SM offers outstanding acceleration in every gear. But the dirt-ready knobbies are replaced with pavement-gripping street tires mounted on 17-inch wheels. The SM delivers all the thrill of a SuperMoto competition in a road-friendly package. Only two of each model are available so don’t delay in contacting Contra Costa Powersports if you’re interested.  Getting pre-approved  for financing is just a click away !!

2012 Honda Gold Wing

Honda has just announced their newest update to the Gold Wing motorcycle. The newest edition of Honda’s flagship bike has some cool updated features over previous models. Here is an excerpt from the official Honda website:

There’s big news when it comes to the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing. Because we’ve taken what is the world’s best touring motorcycle and made it even better. The new bodywork is the first thing you’ll notice, complementing what is the best engine and chassis package the touring world has ever seen. Look a little further and you’ll discover great new improvements to the audio system, the available navigation system, and the Gold Wing’s comfort, too. And there’s new functionality, as well, like integrated iPod® connectivity and the ability to upload trips to the navi system from your home computer.

A promotional video showing the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing is also available for viewing.  This classic touring bike will be available at Contra Costa Powersports starting May, 2011. The following four models (Starting at $23,199) will be available: Audio comfort, Audio comfort with navigation, Audio comfort with navigation and ABS, Audio comfort with navigation, ABS and Airbag.

Suzuki Motorcycles on Sale – $1,000 off Popular Motorcycles

Just in time for the Spring riding season, Suzuki has made it easier then ever to get a new Street bike, Dirt bike or Scooter.  From February 15 thru March 31, use the $1,000 Customer Coupon to take $1,000 off the most popular Suzuki motorcycles such as the DR200 dualsport, C50 cruiser or the sporty GS500 sport bike. 
If you’re not comfortable shifting thru the gears or looking for something with great gas mileage, the Burgman 650 or Burgman 400 are just for you.  These freeway legal scooters can handle two people and still get over 60 miles per gallon.  In addition, you can finance the purchase for 60 months at rates as low as 1.99% (oac). Contact our sales associates at (925) 687-7742 for more information or get pre-approved thru our secure online credit application.

Dirt Bike riding in the Bay Area

It’s Sunday morning, the sun is out and your looking for something to do with the kids.  Well look no further than the City of Tracy which is home to the Carnegie SVRA(State Vehicle Riding Area).  This dirtbike and ATV riding area is about an hour from most of the bay area and is over 1500 acres of varying terrain for the offroad enthusiast. 

There are motocross tracks and ovals for the kids, hill climbs for the more advanced riders, motocross tracks for adults and everything in between.  The park is open year around and is reasonably priced at $5/car or $50 for an annual pass.

If you have a green sticker registration you can ride year round.  The red sticker season for Carnegie is October 1 thru April 30.  The park has an overnight campground, daily picnic areas and a small accessory shop.  Coming from the Concord/Walnut Creek area, take Highway 580 east past Livermore and get off at Coral Hollow Road and go right.  The park entrance will be a couple miles down on the left hand side.  Have Fun.

Ryan Dungey helps celebrate First Anniversary at Contra Costa Powersports

Contra Costa Powersports celebrated their one year anniversary last night with a jam packed Open House. Suzuki riders Ryan Dungey, Ryan Morais and Martin Davalos were at the store signing autographs, taking pictures and talking about the RMZ line of Motocross bikes. In the supercross standings Lites Class, Ryan Morais on the Suzuki RMZ250 is currently in 4th place, only 11 points out of first.  In the supercross class, Ryan Dungey is in 3rd place on his Suzuki RMZ450, trailing leader Ryan Villopoto by just 14 points.

Just inside the front door, Ann was selling Limited Edition Ryan Dungey t-shirts that we were able to get from Fox Racing.  These high quality 100% cotton t-shirts made great souvenirs for the Suzuki racers to sign. A small quantity of these shirts are still available at the Parts Department at Contra Costa Powersports for $10 each while they last.

With just over 500 people attending some time during the evening, the store was filled with excitement for both the riders and the upcoming supercross race in Oakland. Giving away a brand new Suzuki MX bike helped attract the crowd.

It was fun to see a lot of our current customers and to meet a lot of new customers who had never been to the store before. There were also loads of future supercross champions in attendance.  From the 8 week old dressed in the Suzuki Rockstar Jumpsuit, to the 12 year old guys talking about the doubles they’re clearing on their Suzuki RMZ250, the kids were definitely represented.

All who attended were entered into a drawing to win a brand new RM85.  In addition, the Contra Costa Powersports parts department gave away over $1,000 in accessories and apparel to those in attendance.  A big thank you goes out to Fox Racing, Tucker Rocky, Parts Unlimited and Western Powersports for their generous contributions towards the door prizes.

Congratulations to Danelle Schweiger of Clayton, CA who was the winner of the Suzuki RM85.  Danelle and her family were one of the first fans to arrive for the evening and are glad they stuck around.  The winner had to be present and the first person selected for the Grand Prize (name withheld) didn’t stay around for the RM85 drawing. Ryan Dungey (pictured with the lucky winner) pulled the lucky entry form just before leaving for the evening.

Help Fight the Ban on Kids Dirt Bikes

 Kids Just Want to Ride Act to be Introduced!

The Kids Just Want to Ride Act is set to be introduced next week by Representative Denny Rehberg (MT) in the U.S.  House of Representatives.  The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) strongly supports the Kids Just Want to Ride Act and is urging everyone to call their Representative to become an original cosponsor.

The Act is a legislative exemption for youth-model motorcycles (Honda CRF50, CRF70, etc) and ATVs (Suzuki LTZ50, LTZ90, etc) from the lead provisions in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), known as the Lead Law. The CPSIA effectively banned the sale of small displacement recreational vehicles due to overly restrictive lead content standards.

Rehberg recently circulated a “Dear Colleague” encouraging other representatives to become original cosponsors. The AMA needs you and everyone you know that is concerned with the future of youth riding to call your Representative and ask them to cosponsor the Kids Just Want to Ride Act.

To call your Representative, click on “Take Action” to insert your zip code in the “Call Action” box to get your Representative’s phone number. Or, you can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121 and ask for your Representative by name.

Call your Representative now and let them know you would like to see them cosponsor the Kids Just Want to Ride Act. 
 Take Action!

2011 Honda Fury – Custom Chopper For a Low Price

Honda has raised the bar again with the 2011 Honda Fury.  First released in 2008, this is a Harley Davidson inspired cruiser with that custom chopper look. 
A dealer friend of mine in Texas made this commercial about the Honda Fury that kind of says it all.  Starting at $12,999 this bike is the best deal around for a custom chopper.  With a 1300cc fuel injected motor, snap the throttle and you get nothing but raw power.  And best of all, it’s a Honda.  When you think of Honda, you see a quality built motor, an incredible fit & finish and styling that is second to none.  You worked hard last year and probably didn’t get the toy you deserve.  Reward yourself by checking out the 2011 Honda Fury.

Ryan Dungey & Suzuki Motocross Bike Giveaway at Contra Costa Powersports

Contra Costa Powersport’s open house is coming up on Friday January 28th and the details are falling into place for what’s sure to be a great evening.  The festivities will run from 6-8 PM and are sure to get you pumped for the Oakland Supercross the following evening.

Team Suzuki riders Ryan Dungey, Brett Metcalfe, Ryan Morais, and Martin Davalos are scheduled to appear from 6-7 PM to sign autographs, take pictures and hang out with everyone.  Contra Costa Powersports was able to order 200 limited edition Ryan Dungey Fox racing t-shirts that will be available at the store for Ryan and the other racers to sign.  Regular price for the shirts is $24.95 plus tax.  While supplies last that evening, the shirts will be on sale for $15 (tax included).

Contra Costa Powersports is excited to be giving away a brand new RM85 motocross bike during the open house.  That’s right, someone is going home with a brand new ride that evening.  There is no purchase necessary but you must be present to win.  Entry forms will be available at the dealership the night of the Open House.

Other events that evening include:
–  Free giveaways
–  All motocross gear and apparel on sale
–  How to service clinics
–  and much more

Save the date, Friday January 28th, 2011 from 6-8 PM.

Ryan Dungey on the Podium at Anaheim 1 Supercross

Suzuki team racer Ryan Dungey finished in second place at the first race of the season, Anaheim 1.  Ryan, racing on the all new 2011 Suzuki RMZ450, passed Ryan Metcalfe early in the race to move in to second place, where he remained till the checkered flag.  Anaheim 1 2011 SupercrossRyan Villopoto took the hole shot and never gave up the lead.  James Stewart, who finished in third, had an amazing race after getting stuck in the middle of the pack during the hole shot.  He was able to fight his way up to second but could not catch Dungey.  See all these racers, live, January 29th in Oakland.

Win a Free Suzuki Motocross Bike at Contra Costa Powersports

In conjunction with the Open House to celebrate our one year anniversary, Contra Costa Powersports will be giving away a brand new RM85.  The Suzuki RM85 offers a smooth power delivery, loads of mid-range and lightweightSuzuki RM85 handling and is the perfect motocross bike for those that are just learning to race or those that have been around the track a time or two. Its two-stroke engine produces smooth power at any rpm.

The drawing will be held on Friday January 28th at Contra Costa Powersports.  There is no cost to enter the drawing but you must be present to win.