More Nifty Fifty Products

To help you better plan your time at the Dealer Expo, the Editors of Powersports Business magazine have picked 50 products that we think might be worth looking at. The products selected for our Nifty Fifty award range from performance products to apparel.
We haven’t tested all of these products, but based upon advance information provided by manufacturers, we’ve selected what we believe could be 50 of the most interesting and potentially profitable items for dealers.
Here, then, are the second 25 products.
The first group of 25 products was presented in the Jan. 20, 2003, issue of Powersports Business magazine.

API OUTDOORS/OUTLAND SPORT
Booth # 5148
Category: ATV/Snowmobile
PRODUCT:
TRI-FOLD RAMP
Contact: 800/922-9034
This 46” x 82” tri-fold ramp has a 1250-lb. capacity and is designed for ATVs as well as snowmobiles or any other item needing a smooth loading surface. Comes with thumb-release tie-down stabilizers.

BIG BIKE PARTS, INC.
Booth # 2517
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
GL1800 UPPER/LOWER WIND DEFLECTOR
Contact: 715/234-3336
Custom-designed adjustable upper and lower wind deflectors allow an additional 4” of wind protection on each side of the bike. Available in a variety of cycle-matched colors; no-drill installation.

BUB ENTERPRISES
Booth # 1225
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
RINEHART EXHAUSTS, METRIC
Contact: 800/934-9739
Now produced for metric cruisers, Rinehart exhausts by BUB are available in flush or staggered designs. A multi-stepped header design offers increased airflow, while special baffles create back pressure for increased performance and a unique sound. Polished, black anodized end caps complete the package.

BUSHTEC MFG & SALES, INC.
Booth # 6011
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
GL1800 FRONT FENDER EXTENSION
Contact: 423/562-9900
This extension offers a full seven inches of additional protection for the front of the Gold Wing. Available in chrome or black, the fender extension follows the radius and contour of the existing fender for a smooth look.

CARTER BROTHERS MFG. CO., INC.
Booth # 5409
Category: ATV
PRODUCT:
XTV 150 DOUBLE
Contact: 800/523-5278
Carter’s new XTV is a hybrid between a go-kart and an ATV. Features a full suspension, four-cycle electric start 150cc engine, CVT transmission and hydraulic disc brakes. Offers plenty of power to propel two people.

CYCLE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
Booth # 3709
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
PRO-LOC VTX BRACKETREE
Contact: 800/795-6574
Pick your instruments, pick your handlebars, then pick your brackets. The Pro-Loc BrackeTree will add bling-bling to your VTX.

DYNATEK
Booth # 5008
Category: ATV
PRODUCT:
DYNA FS DIGITAL IGNITION
Contact: 626/963-1669
The Dyna FS digital ignition offers four programmable timing curves, two programmable RPM activated switch outputs, programmable rev limits, tach output, shift kill interrupt, external curve selector switch, plug-in module replacement. Available for certain Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Honda sport quads.

EPI
Booth # 8301
Category: ATV
PRODUCT:
GRIZZLY CLUTCH KITS
Contact: 218/829-6036
Two versions of this clutch kit are available – one for stock and one for oversized tires. Reduces belt slip and increases efficiency. Designed for maximum acceleration.

GMAX
Booth # 525
Category: All Powersports
PRODUCT:
GM26X MX HELMET
Contact: 800/248-0136
Features a lightweight shell; high-flow vents; removable, adjustable and washable comfort liners; large eyeport with no-slip trim accommodates goggles; and a newly designed visor. Available in seven different color combinations.

JOHNSON ENGINEERING
Booth # 3564
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
SPORTGEAR
Contact: 319/984-9298
Aid in V-twin performance with SportGear, a true close-ratio 5th gear replacement for Harley-Davidson 883, Buell, and a number of other bikes.

KWIK TEK
Booth # 5735
Category: All Powersports
PRODUCT:
DP-48 DRY PAK CASE
Contact: 800/624-1297
This 4” x 8” case is 100% waterproof, yet has only
a 5% loss in sound transmission. Case is made
of thermal plastic polyurethane, and will stay soft to –30 F. Fits cell phones, GPS and PDA. Adjustable neck lanyard and aluminum spring hook included.

LIGHTSPEED/PROQUEST
Booth # 3613
Category: All Powersports
PRODUCT:
DEALER MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Contact: 801/519-7532
Dealers may assume Lightspeed is for larger or high-end retail locations, but a new management software scheduled to be launched at the Dealer Expo caters to smaller dealers who utilize one to three work stations. Automates daily procedures such as point-of-sale invoicing, special ordering and repair orders.

LOCKDOWN
Booth # New Product Area
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
LOCKDOWN MICRO
Contact: 877/816.7811
This GPS theft detection and tracking device notifies the motorcycle owner of any alarm via cell phone, pager or fax. Someone borrow a motorcycle? Lockdown allows you to follow a bike’s movements on the Internet. Furthermore, Lockdown will work with law enforcement agencies to find a stolen bike.

MAIER MANUFACTURING, INC.
Booth # 1143
Category: ATV
PRODUCT:
DELUXE WOODS PRO ATV ALUMINUM HANDGUARDS
Contact: 800/336-2437
Made specifically for ATV handlebars, Maier’s handguards come with all mounting hardware. One SKU fits all models.

MTA
Booth # 1154
Category: Motorcycle/ATV
PRODUCT:
EXTREME MOTOX GEAR
Contact: 734/513-0210
These pants, jerseys and helmets are designed for comfort, style and protection. Offer a simple appearance, but available in a choice of popular colors — red, yellow, blue, or black with silver.

PRO-ONE
Booth # 3117
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
PRO-FAT MILLENNIUM CHASSIS
Contact: 800/884-4173
This softail chassis is available in a variety of stretch and neck rake configurations, each frame is made of .120 and .156 wall DOM steel and all brackets are CNC machined from billet steel and Tig welded. Features a polished stainless rock guard, swingarm pivot and flush-mount rear axle with chrome billet axle covers. Accomodates 180mm tires with belt drive, and comes with a set of flush-mount fender struts.

RC COMPONENTS
Booth # 3143
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
SINGLE SIDED SWINGARM FRAME
Contact: 270/842-6000
This swing-arm is designed to complement RC’s 18 x 8.5 rear wheel and pulley/rotor brake system, allowing for a completely clean right side of the bike.

SLIPSTREAMER, INC.
Booth # 1201
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
SS-10 VIPER WINDSCREEN
Contact: 763/780-9757
This cruiser shield comes with a two-place, quick-release mount that fits most popular bikes. More protection than the Spitfire, but with the same easy-to-use hardware.

SOFTEK SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL
Booth # 5467
Category: All Powersports
PRODUCT:
THE BUSINESS ASSISTANT 9.0
Contact: 330/743-1201
A system for every dealer, regardless of size, the Windows-based TBA 9.0 offers added functions, including Internet catalog capabilities, a new and easier user-interface, and support for wireless inventory scanning.

SPORTECH, INC.
Booth # 1225
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
CHROME SERIES SPORTBIKE WINDSCREEN
Contact: 763/712-3965
Sportech’s new Chrome Series Windscreen will set a bike apart from the others. Available for Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki, the windscreens are molded from .125” acrylic. Just apply the metalized finish to the back of the OE product. Available in chrome, red chrome, blue chrome, yellow chrome and black chrome.

SUOMY
Booth # 5601
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
SPEC-1R HELMET
Contact: 800/524-9938
The Suomy SPEC-1R features three shell sizes with built-in spoiler, recessed diffuser, EPS crush zones, removable and washable liner and cheek pads, and a “Sure Lock” visor closure. Weighs 1,250 grams; comes in 12 race replica designs and seven solid colors.

TEKNIC
Booth # 834
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
SPEEDSTAR ONE PIECE SUIT
Contact: 573/339-1111
Constructed of kangaroo leather and said to be 40% lighter than cowhide suits, this one piece is designed for improved ergonomics, aerodynamics and protection.

VANCE & HINES
Booth # 1701
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
H-D V-ROD EXHAUST SYSTEM
Contact: 562/921-7461
The formal name for this new product will be announced at the Expo. Vance & Hines used its proprietary Power Chamber to created this single piece, chromed and polished pipe with a heat shield molded snuggly around 2.5-inch muffler bodies, complete with removable baffles. A dual staggered and twin layered tip completes the package.

VORTEX
Booth # 210
Category: Motorcycle
PRODUCT:
FAIRING SLIDERS
Contact: 800/450-3559
Save a bike’s fairing and engine with these replaceable sliders. Bolt directly to frame; available in several colors, including aluminum.

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