World Exclusive! The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009
|Indy Live!||Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer||Ceramic Bearings||Speedway Shelters||Heidenau Tires||EZ-Cruz Cruise Control|
|Road Warrior Paint Protection||Forcefield Sub-Pro 4|
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|Wacky Wheels||Teiz One-Piece Suit||Xena Security|
|HJC Helmets||Knox Armor||Expo Comments||Caberg Helmets|
|Marushin Helmets||Tourmaster and Cortech|
|Sym & Homage||Streetfighter MID|
|Wheels 4 Tots||Marketing 101||Thermafur Vest||Special Report: Fulmer Helmets!|
|Special Report: Suzuki TU250!|
Monday, February 17, 2009 – Final Reports
|Shark Helmets||Rev’it 2009 – In Process|
The word “Powersports” in the Dealer Expo title means there’s a lot more than motorcycles. Powersports dealers also make money (hopefully) on scooters, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn and garden tractors and equipment, bicycles and, uh, alternative forms of transportation (AFTs?).
So there’s always an interesting variety of what to us in North America seem like strange-looking vehicles. The 3-wheeler is always popular because it can be registered as a motorcycle in most/all U.S. states. And 3-wheelers are all over the show this year. Here’s a sampling of some AFTs:
More to come…
Teiz Motorsports One-Piece Suit
Here’s an interesting one-piece suit from Teiz Motorsports with many unique features, such as map pockets, ID card pockets, a built-in backpack and hydration system holder and more. It has full CE armor and (non-CE) shin armor included. The suit also comes in a wide variety of colors, including several high-visibility hues.
Also, it’s available in a full mesh version, which would be the first all-mesh one piece suit I’ve seen. We’ll be reviewing this soon.
Teiz Motorsports suit, Cordura version on the left, and the full mesh version in gray on the right.
Xena Motorcycle Locks
Xena had an interesting assortment of motorcycle security products, with a “system” starting with a new type of concentric floor anchor that just received 4 stars in the ART (Holland) tests. The photo below shows the floor anchor working with a chain and a chain lock that doubles as a disk lock when you’re on the road.
Their disk locks now have a new “snake head” shape, said to better resist hammering because it has more curved surfaces. Also, the alarms are modular throughout the lock lineup and the batteries will be CR2, the more powerful and easier to obtain camera battery that looks like it’s about half of a AAA. The CR2 also allows the alarm to work in a wider range of temperatures.
They also showed me a new portable perimeter alarm system that can be hung anywhere on the bike and has a remote control and warning chirps.
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