Who Valley V-Twin is...
George & Halle Fetty - Owners
Andrew Fetty & Lexie Fetty (our kids - who both also happen to have
their M1 endorsement & are graduates of the Coachella Valley
Motorcycle Training classes here in the desert!)
Andrew is an often employed SAG and AFTRA actor (we've seen him on CSI Miami/Vegas,
The Office, Brothers & Sisters, Rizzoli & Isles, Saving
Grace, Hawthorn, RN, The Tooth Fairy movie, and lots,
lots more!). He's our inspiration to make sure your helmet FITS...ask
us if you don't know his story...we're happy to share.
Lexie teaches elementary and middle school kids Colorguard
basics and choreographs their shows - and is aiming towards a career as a teacher.
She's also an "Age Out" member of the "14 Time World Champion" Blue Devils
Drum & Bugle Corps. She's a 3 time World Champion, and 2 time
Silver Medalist as a member of the Blue Devils. She is a face
character at Disneyland - as Ariel, Rapunzel, Aurora,
Cinderella, Snow White and Mary Poppins - so
we can honestly say our daughter IS a Princess!
Yeah, we are proud parents!
We've lived in the desert for over 24 years...(Halle is a true Desert
Rat - lived here as a child and came back as a grownup!)
George rides a '95 Dresser, an '07 StreetGlide & drives a '67 Fairlane!
Halle is still searching for Laverne's (1997 Road King) replacement,
but has a Buell to play with!
Lifetime HOG Members
Sustaining members of the MRF (Motorcycle Riders Foundation)
George is a Riding Instructor/Coach for the CMSP, spent 17 years as a
service technician (fancy name for mechanic!) & Service Manager for
Ford, and is happiest when he's wrenching in the
Halle spent many years as a Radio Broadcaster (fancy name for a
DJ) and is a computer
geek, an Assistant Instructor for Accident Scene Management, Inc., a
member of the Indio CERT team, RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Services), and is a Disaster Service Worker. She is an active and proud Motorcycle Safety & Awareness guru-ess!
The Rest of the Valley V-Twin
Halle in the orange shirts at the Grand Opening of our original shop
on Perez Road, Cathedral City, in 2003!
The History of Valley V-Twin...
V-Twin opened in 2003...in a 900 square foot shop on Perez Road...hidden in the industrial area in Cathedral
City. We originally planned to "just sell beautiful bikes", but
found that we needed and wanted to offer more - like helmets,
leathers, all the good stuff that any rider needs...and we found
sources who could help us keep our prices competitive with the big
stores. It wasn't long before we outgrew our space...
rising cost of gas, we decided to investigate bringing in
scooters...cheap to buy, cheap to run, easy to ride...but every
company we spoke with required us to have our own service and parts
department - and we had no physical room to grow...so we canned the
2005, our landlords told us that they had sold their business and the
new owners were moving into a new location...and would be selling
leathers, helmets, boots, etc...and eventually would sell pre-owned
bikes too. Yikes! Wake up call!! We hit the streets and
found an old, beat up, trash filled 2,700 square foot jewel on Indio
Blvd (used to be the Windsor Auto Parts store for you Desert
Rats!)...and 4 months (and four 40' roll-off trash containers)
later we moved in, lock, stock and barrel. We closed our
Cathedral City shop on January 15th and re-opened in our new
location on February 1st, 2006. The move gave us the
opportunity to add those scooters we wanted...and after tons of
research, we chose to become KYMCO USA dealers. The quality of the
vehicles, the support they give dealers (which translates to great
customer support...no waiting for parts or information!!), and the
pricing of those vehicles made the decision a no-brainer.
Our shop carries
a full line
of leather/denim/mesh riding apparel, gloves, boots,
jewelry, belts, biker wallets, stickers, pins, home accessories, hot
& cold weather gear, kid's clothing and accessories, helmets,
sunglasses and goggles, hats...AND...parts and accessories for
almost every kind of bike, plus part & accessory installation & service
- all at prices lower than you'd expect!
V-Twin, the Coachella Valley's first home for fine pre-owned
American Motorcycles, and