Continuing our live report from from the 2005Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005.
This is the last page, even though there are tons more stories to tell!
It was a lot of fun and we met many of the webBikeWorld friends – manufacturers, dealers, distributors and others who are involved in making motorcycling fun for all of us!
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This was the first time I saw the Mossi line of motorcycle clothing. The clothing appears to be reasonably priced but with some interesting features. From my brief examination, I’d say the line competes with Joe Rocket and Teknic. The jacket on the left is a nice take on the hybrid leather-textile-mesh concept. It has leather over all the important impact points, with mesh on the chest and back and solid textile in other places. A waterproof and removable liner is standard. Looks like a nice jacket and they said they’d send one over for a review.Mossi also has a line of rain gear with the 3/4 length “Adventure” styling. This photo (right) doesn’t do it justice, but it looked very nice to me, especially compared to some of the other dowdy looking rain suits designed for motorcycling, most of which are black or dark colors, which are the last thing you want to be wearing in poor visibility!
Pink is in! I saw many pink helmets, jackets and other garments. Check out the photo on the right – the visitor behind the helmet display has a pink motocross youth jersey in her hands. I watched them as they held the jersey up to the helmets, checking to see which color matched exactly. I hope this means more youngsters are being introduced to motorcycling?
It’s great to see someone break out from the conservative helmet designs and colors. AFXhad a colorful display of kid-sized motorcycle and motocross helmets that would go perfect with one of the many 50cc ATVs or dirt bikes on display that are sized for kids.
Left: Remember the M2R helmet review we posted a few weeks ago? It’s one of the least expensive Snell approved motorcycle helmets available, but we had some issues with the quality. This flip-up was on display in the M2R booth; apparently, it’s a new release for 2005, but they didn’t seem to be making a big deal over it. The quality seemed comparable to a Zeus 508 or Lazer Century.
Motografix makes stick-on, 3D appliques for motorcycles. They’ll custom make a sticker with small lot sizes for reasonable prices. They had some great looking designs and artwork on display. These stickers were made for the Honda CBR 1000. They have a huge number of tank pads, badges, helmet stickers and more. The photos here don’t do these justice, because you don’t see the depth effect of the 3 dimensional look.
That’s about it, I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of the show!