webBikeWorld Live Report The 2012 Powersports Dealer Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana February 18-19, 2012
Sena SMH10 4.0 Firmware Update Announced
(2012 Dealer Expo Report – Frida, February 24, 2012) – Sena announced a major new update for the SMH10 intercom system. The 4.0 firmware update will provide enhanced user features, better battery life and performance on the “flagship” Sena intercom system.
The HBC200 is an advanced version of the original UClear HBC100 (review) “boomless” intercom with Adaptive Beam Forming technology and the WT300 is a new-generation Bluetooth “hub” that provides connectivity to any Bluetooth intercom with FRS/GMRS radios, MP3 players, GPS and other devices, both wired and wireless.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Monday, February 20, 2012) – The Arai XD4 dual-sport helmet was introduced at the Dealer Expo. We have one just starting the review process and here’s a preview of the color choices.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Sunday, February 19, 2012) – Interphone is back in the U.S.A.! The Interphone F5 will be readily available and we have a review coming very soon. The F5 was formally announced at the 2012 Dealer Expo.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Sunday, February 19, 2012) – We reviewed the Richa Spirit jacket (review) not long ago and the brand was formally introduced to the U.S. dealer network at the 2012 Dealer Expo. Richa staff was on hand and they brought a police version of the Spirit jacket from the Netherlands Politie.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Saturday, February 18, 2012) – We’ve ignored them for too long! Teknic is known for innovative designs and unique styling. Here are a couple of examples from the 2012 Teknic lineup.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Saturday, February 18, 2012) – There are many motorcycle tires on display at the 2012 Dealer Expo for some reason, which got me thinking about replacement tires for the DR650.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Saturday, February 18, 2012) – Bell is known for some of the best graphics in the business and 2012 is no exception. New models include the Bell Pit Boss, Mag-9 and the Revolver EVO.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Friday, February 17, 2012) – The Tourmaster brand is designed by Helmet House, a U.S. motorcycle products distributor and the clothing is contract-made in Asia. Tourmaster is known for honest, solid products that have good value. For 2012, Tourmaster is introducing the third generation of the Transition jacket, the Transition 3.
(2012 Dealer Expo, Indianapolis – Friday, February 17, 2012) – The AFX FX-140 flip-up has been for sale for some time, but this it’s being formally introduced at the 2012 Dealer Expo. There’s a long story to this helmet and it almost never reached production — twice. It’s also in very limited production, so if you want one, act fast!
February 14, 2011 – The 2012 Powersports Dealer Expo is being held this weekend, February 17-19, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I’m now here “live” to cover the event.
Coverage of the Dealer Expo has been a yearly event on webBikeWorld.com since 2005. The Powersports Dealer Expo is the largest motorcycle dealer show in North America, held each February on President’s Day weekend in Indianapolis.
The Dealer Expo is a “trade only” event, where motorcycle and powersports dealers get to meet and greet the manufacturers and distributors and see all of the latest products about to be released for the start of a new motorcycling season. The webBikeWorld reports give you a “live” insider’s look at the show, which otherwise is closed to the public (for some strange reason!).
The Indy show traditionally focuses on new motorcycle gear including clothing, helmets and accessories, not motorcycles. In that regard, it is different from the huge EICMA 2011 show (report) in Milan. Also, the Dealer Expo is focused on the U.S. market.