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 searching for. 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. 19, 2004, issue of Powersports Business.
Booth # 2201
Product: Guardian ATV Cover
The new Guardian ATV cover provides additional protection for ATVs being transported on open trailers. Available in two sizes, the covers are designed to eliminate the problems associated with wind, such as chafing and abrasion. Constructed of heavy-duty polyester, the covers conform to the shape of the ATV through the use of a series of adjustable straps and zippers. Five access slots provide multiple tie-down opportunities. Limited two-year warranty.
Booth # 5537
EVO Motorcycle one-piece hub and pulley combination
EVO Motorcycle by Weld Racing now has a one-piece forged hub and rotor combination as well as a one-piece hub and pulley combination. Available with either show polished or chrome finishes, both of these patent pending products are made from 6061 aircraft aluminum. The rotor/hub, available for all popular applications, utilizes a stainless steel 11” rotor attached to the forged rotor center, using only 10 bolts. The pulley and hub combination is available in 65 and 70-tooth and in both wide and narrow sizes.
Product: ATV Dump Box
Kolpin’s Dump Box fits most brands of ATVs and attaches to the original ATV rear rack, allowing the box to be attached and detached in seconds. Durable polypropylene construction and a full hinge metal frame make this accessory optimal for difficult hauling jobs. Operated by a secure latch handle, a powerful hydraulic lift allows for easy emptying. Offers a generous capacity of 5775 cubic inches.
Booth # 2801
Spill-Proof Fuel Container System
VP’s system includes a newly designed non-vented plastic portable gasoline container to be used together with a spill-proof spout. It adheres to California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards, as well as every other state that currently requires spill-proof systems. The container is made of high-density polyethylene, competitively priced and offers an attractive margin.
Booth # 101
The all-new Quantum-2 by Arai features a significant number of enhancements over previous models, including a lightweight shell previously only available on the company’s RX-7 series, a removable and washable liner with updated padding, a breathguard and improved venting, and visor that can be removed and replaced in seconds - even while sitting on the bike. Sizes XXXS to XXL.
Booth # 3455
Product: Dynojet Quick Shifter (DQS)
The Dynojet Quick Shifter (DQS) is an accessory for the Power Commander III USB that allows full throttle, clutchless shifting. This is done by momentarily cutting the fuel to the injectors, which unloads the transmission. During this time, the rider can shift up to the next gear without rolling off the throttle or using the clutch.
Booth # 425
Product: Performer Series Carbs
Designed for ATVs including the Suzuki LTZ 400, Kawasaki KFX 400, Polaris Predator and Yamaha 450, Edelbrock’s bolt-on Performer Series carburetors allow crisp throttle response and added external adjustability, and come as a complete kit, packaged with high-quality Motion Pro throttle cables. Performer Series Carbs use a flat needle design, which creates its own low-pressure area for superior fuel atomization. The needle is externally adjustable using the metering adjustment tool, which is included in all Edelbrock carburetor kits.
PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION, INC.
Booth # 2209
Product: Control Valve Technology
Progressive Suspension’s new Control Valve Technology for ATVs is finally available. Until now, all shocks have relied on velocity sensitive damping to control damping forces in suspension. Patented, Control Valve Technology offers position-sensitive damping. Shock features include position sensitive compression damping for Platform Damping Control, speed sensitive fine-tuning compression adjustments, and rebound adjustment, as well as a patented new heat compensator system for fade-free operation.
PINSLEY MANUFACTURING, INC.
Booth # 5102
Product: Willie & Max Raptor Series Luggage
For 2004 Willie & Max have introduced their new Raptor Series of motorcycle luggage. The Raptor departs from their traditional roller pin buckle closure. Instead, a hook and loop tab closure is used, which allows quick and convenient entry into the bag. The new full tub reinforcing the bag’s shape augments and reinforces its clean lines. The Raptor Series offers three saddlebags and a tool pouch to fit any cruiser style bike.
Booth # 2509
Product: CKX VX-K1 DRAGON
The all new VX-K1 Dragon helmet for kids features eye-popping graphics; lightweight, fiberglass construction; and a removable, washable, liner - all the features of an adult helmet. Available in 4 different colors, the helmets are DOT-approved.
Product: V-Flow Chrome Series
A year ago, Sportech introduced its Chrome Series Windscreens – direct replacements for stock windscreens, with applications for most modern sport bikes. For the ‘04 season, Sportech improved air-flow and made the chrome transparent on its V-Flow Chrome Series screens. Custom-matched colors include chrome, blue chrome, red chrome, yellow chrome and black chrome.
Booth # 1325
Memphis Shades 17” Road King
Memphis Shades’ 17” Road King comes off as easy as it goes on. The screens, available in a variety of colors and heights, feature easy on and off hardware, making pulling the windshield for boulevard cruises as easy as pulling out of the garage for a highway ride.
Booth # 737
Product: Type 6 C-Series Wheel
ITP’s new Type 6 C-Series wheel features a precision-trimmed wheel lip for increased protection against rough terrain, plus a fully-polished finish. Priced just above competitive chrome steel wheels, but with significant weight savings.
INTERSPORT FASHIONS WEST
Booth # 509
Gericke Timbuktu Jacket
Hein Gericke is back in 2004 with an all-new apparel line. The waterproof Timbuktu jacket features SafeStitch construction and 330 denier Hypertex nylon that offers abrasion resistance, and the jacket comes with CE-approved Turtle armor that conforms to your body. Black Lumidex panels are incorporated for nighttime visibility, and the integrated hydration system (bladder sold separately), makes re-hydrating convenient. There is one pocket inside and seven outside, including a rear pouch large enough for jacket liner storage.
NEXTSTEP COMPUTER & SOFTWARE
Booth # 8337
Category: All Powersports
Product: PartsLookup Gold Ver 3.13
PartsLookup Gold Ver 3.13 includes an enhanced XRef (cross reference/interchange) utility which notifies the user of existing inventory for a cross-reference part. This works with other vendors as well as backward and forward supercession parts, and enables the user to easily and quickly satisfy the customer needs and while reducing inventory and eliminating obsolete and discontinued parts. This feature is believed to be the first of its kind for any DMS.
Booth # 6400
Product: NEW 103 HPQ (High Performance Quad) CLUTCH
The new 103 HPQ clutch by Comet Industries is specifically designed for use on the Polaris quad platform. Developed this past summer, the 103 HPQ has already made a name for itself among racing enthusiast. The 103 HPQ allows for a quicker shift out and a greater top end speed. Reported performance enhancements of 25% over the OEM clutch with performance kits is typical, the company says.
AMERICAN KENDA RUBBER
Booth # 2301
Product: K770 Southwick
Available in 10 new sizes, the K770 Southwick is
a sand/mud tire with tall knob depth for deep bite. Large radius supports at knob base reduces roll over in soft areas with hard base, and wide spacing between rows self cleans tread even at slow paces. The Southwick front comes in six sizes; the Southwick rear comes in ten sizes.
REGINA USA, INC.
Booth # 230
Product: 520 QUAD chain
Regina has a new 520 Quad chain featuring patented, high performance Z-rings that seal out dirt and water while sealing in the grease. The chain features “gold” outer plates and 4-sided riveting. Chain construction features high chrome-nickel alloy pins, solid bushings, shot peened solid rollers and plates for increased fatigue strength. Chains are pre-stressed to provide quick break in for minimal adjustments.
Booth # 7114
Product: V.2 Vertical Receiver Hitch for GL1800 Goldwing
Honda designed the GL1800 Goldwing allowing the rear tire to be removed with the motorcycle on the centerstand. The Bushtec V.2 Vertical Receiver Hitch features a removable center section while retaining the strength and cleanliness of the original design. The hitch center section can be removed with four bolts, allowing the rear tire to be removed as designed. The hitch fits 2001-2004 GL1800 Goldwings.
RICK’S MOTORSPORT ELECTRICS, INC.
Booth # 1809
Product: Hot Shot Series CDI Boxes
Rick’s Motorsport Electrics, Inc. introduces new CDI Boxes as part of their Hot Shot Series product line for the Off Road/ATV market. The new line features high performance CDI Boxes with various enhancements including altered advance curves, higher RPM rev. limiters, and enhanced spark. This allows for a cleaner, more complete burn, resulting in the potential for more power.
Booth # 1919
Product: Flame Slider
Get a piece of the flashy new streetbike trend with light up, translucent frame sliders made of high-strength polycarbonate that are UV protected. They stay lit or blink with turn signal. Available in five colors; offering dealer mark-up of up to 33%.
SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES, INC.
Product: Rincon IDSX exhaust
Utilizing Supertrapp’s disc technology, the IDSX exhaust for 2003/2004 Honda Rincon 650 comes in stainless steel and is said to add 2hp and improve torque.
DP BRAKES & CLUTCHES
Booth # 1637
Product: Clutch kit for sportbikes
Provided to supply added performance by minimizing fade and slip. Eack kit includes friction plates and springs. Comes in a case also to be used as a POP display.
MOOSE RACING USA
Booth # 1725
Product: BUB Enterprises Slip-on Silencer
This slip-on Silencer System for sport ATVs meets EPA requirements and comes finished in satin chrome and mounted via a single bracket. A non-restrictive, removable/cleanable USFS-approved Spark Arrestor is provided with each unit. Available for Honda 400EX, Yamaha 660 Raptor, Yamaha YFX 450, Suzuki Z400, Kawasaki KFX 400 and Polaris Predator 500.
Booth # 1239
Category: All Powersports
Product: OptiMate Pro 8
Dealers can boost eight 12-volt batteries at once with tecMate’s OptiMate Pro 8 diagnostic charger and desulphater. Use the easy-to-read program key to diagnose, desulphate, charge and test lead-acid batteries, including Maintenance-Free and Gel types.