8th Annual V-Twin Expo

New Products Coming Down The Pipeline

Swift Motorcycle's new LSR.

Baker Drivetrain F6R transmission with reverse gear.

Leroy-Thompson wheels with custom inserts.

Jaybrake's billet hand controls: Work with stock switch housings, feature two-piece design that clamps from the bottom to take screws out of sight, ability to use almost any stock H-D lever.

Auto Meter's new drop-in tach/speedo.

RMD Billet's Super Girder 2800.

Icon's Bombshell Gogo Mainframe women's helmet.

Yuill Bros. Elite System: Complete bolt-on pre-mapped performance package for the FL series.

Clarke Mfg's Oil Bud: Oil/air intercooler with regulator for Harley-Davidsons.

Tech Cycle's '07 and up H-D Cyclone open primary belt drive system.

Progressive shocks with built-in lighting.

Ultima Motor Works' new Shovelhead engine.

Pickard's Drive Side Brake.

Corbin Bagger Kit.

Power Commander's Dynojet Quick Shifter allows for full-throttle clutchless shifting.

Flathead Power's P-Series 93 and 103-inch engines: Alternator, generator, or alternator/generator styles.

Big Dog's all-new "Wolf," featuring 121ci X-Wedge engine.

Hawg Halters' forward controls for FL models.

Jim Nasi Customs' Bagger Series Kit.

Dragonfly Cycle Concepts' rear fender with filler panels.

Matt Risley Innovation (MRI) one-piece, smooth-top fuel tank.

American Wire Wheel's painted wheels.

Redneck Engineering's Itsablast Chassis Kit: Buell blast arch tank conversion kit.

Heartland USA's Ride, Rack and Rest, passenger seat, a luggage rack and a backrest.

RC Components' Wheel Kit, with 20x280 rear, 23 front.

S&S;' Boltless Billet Rocker Boxes.

Jerry Rigs System's Relocating Oil System: Relocates oil filter system on V-twin motors.

Evil Engineering's LSD HT belt drive with lowered starter design (right/left-side drive).

T-Bags' Roller Dekker bag.

Burly's lowered shocks for Sportsters and Dynas.

Crime Scene Choppers' Rapide 4.5-inch headlight, Rapide air cleaner, and taillight.

Samson Exhaust's Sinister Series.

Hell's Foundry's Soft Dash.

Primo's slimline narrow open 11mm belt drive with full coverage carbon fiber guard.

Design Engineering Inc's (DEI) Hi-Temp Silicone Coating for exhaust/header wrap kits.

WindVest Motorcycle Products' new chopper and touring model windscreens.

Concept & Design Cycle's Gladiator driver and passenger footboard/rests.

LePera's leopard print seats.

HCI helmets.

Biketronics' Titan PowerBlock 180 250 Watt Power Supply with Compact Class-D 180 Watt RMS Monoblock amplifiers.

Every year around February, motorcycle manufacturers, retailers, and members of the press converge in the heart of Cincinnati to attend the V-Twin Expo. With the exception of our executive editor Eric, the rest of the HOT BIKE editors were newbies to the eighth annual exhibition, which took place February 2-4, 2008, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. In fact, our SoCal office was practically deserted as we hit the red carpet aisles of the Expo to see what's coming down the pipeline for 2008

Closed to the public, the V-Twin Expo is an opportunity for manufacturers and dealers to display new products for the year, and a chance to reconnect with acquaintances from the previous year's show-there are few opportunities like this each year. For our staff members who were on the Expo scene in full force, it's an opportunity to discover the latest and greatest in the industry. Take a look at some of the products from the show that we liked-many of which we don't have enough pages for-and look for future installs or reviews in the upcoming issues.