V-Twin Expo 2012: A Behind the Scenes View

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February 10, 2012 | By: Patrick Garvin

J&P Cycles flew a crew out to the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati this past weekend so everybody could get a first-hand and up-close look at what our vendors have in store for all of us this season. A good part of the reason we all even work here is so we can attend exclusive motorcycle industry shows where our vendors debut all the products they have been developing over the winter.

What that means is, everybody who’s lucky enough get inside the doors of this exclusive exposition are laying their eyes on literally thousands of new motorcycle products and accessories for the first time.

And because J&P Cycles is known for its motto, “Keeping the world on two wheels!,” our video crew, along with moderator Patrick Garvin, went to great lengths to film some of the highlights on the floor at this year’s show. Just for you.

We were all pretty much in agreement that this was one of the best shows in recent memory, featuring tons of new and innovative product on display for the V-twin industry.

Fresh from Vance & Hines, Patrick shows us a race-inspired stainless steel exhaust system, which he describes as being as racy as you can get. From Roland Sands Design (RSD) comes shiny new crossbar handlebars and regulator levers, and from Kuryakyn, brilliant headlights with LED trim rings. Absolutely beautiful! Xtreme Machine — one of our new vendors — presents new brands of wheels with awesome designs and billet everything!

Performance Machine is introducing some special ops finishes in 2012 in a variety of colors, and Arlen Ness is showcasing adjustable handlebars that makes internal wiring easier. They also offer new drag bars in two different heights that have Street Glides, Road Glides, Dynas and Softtails all covered.

And Patrick also shows off the newest stuff from Bell Helmets, including new designs and an adjustable half helmet for those who complain about helmet lift. Bell solved the problem with a dial inside the helmet that you roll in either direction to tighten or loosen the helmet while on your head.

Take a look at this five-and-a-half-minute video as we give you a tour of the show floor. And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the new swag as it pops up soon on J&PCycles.com.

Comments (1)

This is great,but do not have time to look at it all.

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