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2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Report

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009

Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 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

Page 2 (This Page):  Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece Suit Xena Security

Page 3: Saturday, February 14, 2009 PM

HJC Helmets Knox Armor Expo Comments Caberg Helmets

Page 4:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 PM

Marushin Helmets Tourmaster and Cortech

Page 5:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 PM

Lazer Helmets

Special Report: Brembo Brakes

Page 6:  Sunday, February 15, 2009 AM

Sym & Homage Streetfighter MID

Page 7:  Monday, February 16, 2009 AM

Akuma News

Page 8:  Monday, February 16, 2009 AM

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

Wacky Wheels

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:

This one features a 1 liter slant 4 engine and a claimed 78 MPH top speed.

How about a Hummer snow vehicle, with...what the heck is that on the back?
How about a Hummer snow vehicle, with…what the heck is that on the back?

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.

The smaller lock is the new shape of the Xena disk lock, said to better resist a hammer or chisel.
The smaller lock is the new shape of the Xena disk lock, said to better resist a hammer or chisel.

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