I recently attended the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati where manufacturers showcase their new products to motorcycle dealers hoping the dealers will buy them to sell to us. Here are some products I found that I think you should know about.
Let's get this party started with the cutest guy I ran into at the V-Twin Show, Johnny from Hogswipe.
Johnny from Hogswipe showing off the array of fancy colored microfiber clothes available from Hogswipe.
What's Hogswipe, you ask? And is it Hogs Wipe or Hog Swipe? It's a play on words, but I'm guessing Hogs Wipe because they are cloths that clean your hog -- motorcycle, that is. Johnny let me choose a Hogswipe for myself. I picked my favorite color, brown, to match my motorcycle. The clothes are a soft, thick-ply microfiber used for wiping dust and other stuff off your bike. Johnny showed me how they can be a fashion statement hanging from a carabineer on your pants pocket. Here we are!
Johnny and I are too cool with our Hogswipes hanging from our pocket.
To learn more about the fashionable Hogswipe, visit Hogswipe's Web site.To read our story on Hogswipe products, click here.
CycleVisions Air Cleaner
Now let's meet the prettiest women I saw at the show, Hillary and her friend (sorry I forgot her name) from CycleVisions. (Hillary is the hot babe riding in the CycleVisions ad running on the right side of every page on WRN. If you don't see the ad, refresh your browser a few times until it appears.)
Hillary Weiss (right) and her friend show off CycleVisions' MoFlow air cleaner.
CycleVisions makes much more than custom air cleaners. There's lots of fun, just gotta-have-it doo-dads for all models of Harleys. Visit CycleVisions.com.
If you're like me, you appreciate when things are neat and organized -- and that goes for the garage. Here's one of the smartest inventions I've come across in years.
Helmets, windshield, luggage rack, side cases, even jackets can all be kept neat and orderly in your garage.
It's a motorcycle accessories storage system from Thunder Creek Customs. The mounts are designed to accept a variety of accessories. The picture says it all. To learn more, visit ThunderCreeekCustoms.com.
A Floorboard Shifter
This is quite innovative – a gadget that turns a floorboard into a shifter eliminating the need for the shifter peg. You tap your toe on the top part of the floorboard to shift gears.
This bike has the Rocker Boards installed and this guy is demonstrating how he can shift by rocking the board forward to shift, and back to downshift. It also works on the other side turning the floorboard into a brake pedal.
Rocker Boards is one of those products I'd have to try out to recommend it. Like what happens if you press your foot down accidently on the floorboard and shift or brake unintentionally? I'm sure the inventors have thought of that. If it looks interesting to you, you can learn more at BriggsMade.com.
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