V-Twin Expo Awards the Industry’s Biggest and Brightest

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Feb 092011
 

Each year at the V-Twin Expo, a number of industry folks are awarded very high honors.  These folks have been nominated and voted upon by the industry itself.  Congratulations to all the 2011 winners.  You have all worked hard to deserve these prestigious awards.

2011 Engine of the Year. S&S Cycle KN-Kone Motor.

2011 Wheel Designer of the Year. RC Components Zenith Wheels.

2011 Tech Product of the Year. WISECO Performance Products Fuel Manager Controller.

2011 New Product of the Year. Belt Drives Limited EV-600 2-inch Belt Drive.

2011 Accessory of the Year. J&M Corperation Rocker Motorcycle Sound System.

2011 Value Product of the Year. Enigma Concepts. Continuous Airflow Oil Cooling System.

2011 Motorcycle Design of the Year. The Trike Shop. Roadsmith Trike Conversion.

2011 Performance Product of the Year. Kuryakyn The Perfect Storm.

2011 Teresi Prize For Innovative Product Award. Superchips Vigilante V-Twin Tuning Systems.

2011 Cruiser of the Year. Harley-Davidson Sportster Fourty Eight.

2011 Custom Production Bike of the Year. Victory Motorcycles Zach Ness Signature Series Victory Vegas.

2011 V-Twin Bike of the Year. Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom.

2011 Industry Leader of the Year. Mark Finnie Performance Machine.

2011 Industry Trend Setter of the Year. Paul Yaffe Bagger Nation.

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Allen Alvarez Daytona Twin Tech.

2011 Keeping the Faith Award. Christine and Bob LePera Junior. In Honor and Memory of Bob LePera, LePera Manufacturing

2010 V-Twin Expo Report

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Feb 102010
 

Well, I missed the Easyriders V-Twin Expo yet again… I have been hoping to attend this event for a long time now and there just seems like something always gets in my way.  This year’s event was as fantastic as ever, especially if you take into consideration the economy as well as half the country experiencing travel-debilitating weather.

Friends in attendance say that they had a great time, and enjoyed all the vendors.  All the usual suspects were there and the magazine staffs from all your favorite publications were on hand to promote themselves and to cover the event.  The Limpnickie Lot Crew showed up with the much-anticipated second version of the Builder’s Manual, which has a ton of badass parts for the hip builder.  I look forward to getting my mitts on a copy.  And a ton of other amazing parts were at various booths around the center.  There was a little bit of everything to cover just about any need in the motorcycle industry.

All in all, a successful run this year.  I also hear that the Biltwell party in itself was worth the trip.  So put it on the calendar for next year.  Maybe I can finally get all the stars to align and get myself there.  Hope to see you.

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

V-Twin Awards 2010 winners.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bruce Rossmeyer.

Industry Leader Of The Year: Holger Mohr, Custom Chrome Inc.

Bike Of The Year: Victory Crossroads.

Metric Bike Of The Year: Honda Fury.

Cruiser Of The Year: Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide.

Custom Bike Of The Year: Harley-Davidson Street Glide CVO. Performance Product Of The Year: Bassani 2 into 1 Exhaust.

Teresi Award Of The Year: RC Components RCX-Haust. Motorcycle. Frame Of The Year: Rolling Thunder Frames.

Motorcycle Design Of The Year: Lehman Trikes Victory Kingpin.

Valve Product Of The Year: Vance & Hines VO2 Air Filter.

Accessory Of The Year: Hog Tunes Tweeter Bar.

New Product Of The Year. Baker Drivetrain 4-Speed Vintage Transmissions.

Tech Product Of The Year: S&S Cycle Easy Start Cams.

The V-Twin Expo is Coming Soon

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Dec 302008
 

The V-Twin Expo by Easyriders focuses exclusively on the V-twin motorcycle market takes place in Cincinnati and is the v-twin industry’s premier trade show. It has steadily grown over the past eight years in terms of exhibitors; exhibit space and V-twin dealers attending the Expo. The Expo attracts dealers from the US, Canada and world.  This event is closed to the public, but I am thinking of trying to attend and will certainly give you a play by play while I am there.

For those of you in the industry, I suspect many will already be planning to attend.  If not, you might want to seriously consider it.  Besides showcasing your newest products, or shopping for the newest products, the expo offers seminars that are aimed towards the businesses side of the industry.  This year, the following seminars will be offered:

The Untapped Markets: Selling to Women and Men Under 35

Learn how to attract and sell to new target markets in your area

Saturday, February 7, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

 

The Need for Speed: High Performance Panel

Learn from experts how to turn the need for speed into shop profits

Saturday, February 7, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

 

Survival of the Fittest Part II

Plan and prepare to be more profitable and busier next season. Successful shop owners share how they are doing it today!

Sunday, February 8, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Combating Counterfeits and Knock-Off’s

Learn how to shield your inventions and brands from counterfeits

Sunday, February 8, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

 

Motorcycle Dealers Insurance 101

What you need to know about insurance from the bottom up.

Sunday, February 8, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

 

The V-Twin Expo will take place at the Cincinnati Duke energy Center from February 7th to 9th.  With over 500 exhibitors taking part and thousands of industry folks attending, it will certainly be the place to be seen.

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker