World Exclusive! The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009
It’s that time again! 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo time, that is!
This is our 6th year at the Dealer Expo — the place where motorcycle dealers in North America meet with motorcycle products and accessories manufacturers and distributors to see what’s new and exciting.
It’s all here: clothing, helmets, gloves, boots and, as always, just about every other thing you can think of that fits, sits or clicks on two wheels.
webBikeWorlders have a world exclusive look at all of these fantastic new goodies with live reports all weekend, direct from the show. If you want a hint at what’s in store, see the links in the right-hand column to my reports from previous years’ shows.
Your devoted Editor will be schlepping through the halls and aisles of the RCA Dome and — new this year — the Lucas Oil Stadium — to uncover new and unusual products and accessories for your reading and drooling pleasure.
I’ll report back as often as I can, starting on Friday night with brief commentary on the show and the goodies along with photos and info.
Last year there were 9,500 buyers who each spent an average of $28,502.00 per order at the show. There are typicall more than 1,000 displays and exhibits with cool stuff to see and touch. This show is for dealers only, but you’ll have a private ringside seat!
So stay tuned to this page starting Friday night for your live reports continuing throughout the weekend!
Friday, February 13, 2009 (This Page)
|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|
|Wacky Wheels||Teiz One-Piece Suit|
|HJC Helmets||Knox Armor||Expo Comments||Caberg Helmets|
|Marushin Helmets||Tourmaster and Cortech|
|Lazer Helmets||Brembo Brakes|
|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 – Now Posted! (March 15, 2009)|
Friday, February 13, 2009 – Live From Indianapolis!
Friday, February 13, 2009 18:13 EST – I arrived to clear skies and balmy temperatures, only to find a pile of rubble at the site of the RCA Dome, the venue for the Powersports Dealer Expo in years past. The Dome is no more, but this year the show is split between the Indiana Convention Center and the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium across the street.
Here’s what’s left of the RCA Dome: