New Products From the 2011 V-Twin Expo
Every year we venture to Cincinnati to check in with industry vets and newcomers for the V-Twin Expo to see what’s been going on in V-twin land. We had a chance to catch up with your favorite parts manufacturers in the biz and they hipped us on what to expect for 2011. Enjoy!
Renegade Wheels/Paul Jr. Designs
The custom wheel maker and Paul Jr. teamed up to produce a line of billet wheels. The beauty shown here just scratches the surface of what’s to come.
Texas Bike Works (TBW) Frame
Handbuilt in Texas, the TBW frames are designed in a CAD program and stress-tested after they’re constructed to ensure quality. The narrow downtubes on this here frame make it really stand out.
(817) 326-0288 | texasbikeworks.com
Convict Custom Cycles Stor-Bordz
Store tools, house keys, even a pistol in Convict Custom Cycles’ new floorboards.
(435) 313-2588 | convictcustomcycles.com
JIMS Welded Cam Cover
Exposed welds are cool. JIMS welded cam covers feature some of the best welding skills we’ve ever seen. Made to fit Twin Cam engines, the cam cover will give your power plant’s look an extra edge.
(805) 482-6913 | jimsusa.com
Want a truly custom brake setup? Check out the Naked Brake. The hub-based brake slows/stops via a fluid system that controls the rotational output to the wheel. No brake pads or rotors to worry about.
(855) 552-7253 | nakedbrake.com
Legends Vintage Motorcycles Saddlebags
Take a trip to the past with these new vintage style saddlebags. Legends makes them in brown or black to better fit your style.
(801) 489-0889 | legendsmotorcycles.com
Tech Cycle Cyclone Open Chain Drive
Sure you’ve seen tons of open beltdrive systems. Go against the grain with Tech Cycle’s new open chaindrive.
(215) 752-8324 | techcycle.com
S&S; Cycle/ Flathead Power KN-Series Engine
Old Knuckleheads definitely don’t lack style, but the old-as-dirt engine doesn’t compare to today’s internals…until now. S&S;’s 93ci KN-series engine meshes modern ingenuity with old-school aesthetics. Score!
(866) 244-2673 | sscycle.com
Rampage Wheels/Chip Foose Designs Wheel
Rampage Wheels and Chip Foose Designs have teamed up to bring you a line of custom billet machined wheels. Many styles will be available, so keep an eye on Rampage’s site for more info.
(714) 447-0020 | rampagewheels.com
Custom Chrome 6-into-4 Transmission
Custom Chrome is now offering 6-into-4 speed transmissions for your early model bikes and comes with a kicker pedal so you can get your exercise.
Progressive Suspension 970 Series Shocks
Since the launch of the XR1200 in 2009, Progressive has been busy designing the 970 series piggyback shock. It’s now available for the XR1200 as well as Dyna models.
(877) 690-7411 | progressive-suspension.com
Vance & Hines Competition 2-1 Exhaust
The exhaust technology pioneers released this stainless 2-into-1 system for multiple Harley-Davidson models. It’s also available in black and claims to give you a nice increase in horsepower over stock.
(562) 921-7461 | vanceandhines.com
Arlen Ness Winged Tank Extension
The godfather of customs launched this new winged tank extension to give your stock tank a little more pizzazz.
(925) 479-6350 | arlenness.com
Headwinds Gladiator Grille Headlight
Custom hot-rod grilles are cool, hence the release of Headwinds’ newest bucket.
(626) 359-8044 | headwinds.com
Cycle Sounds Rock Box
This all-in-one audio source allows you to listen to an MP3 player, a USB thumb drive, or FM/AM radio stations. Speakers sold separately.
(816) 525-2628 | cyclesounds.com
Cobra USA PowerPro FI 2000
Cobra Engineering has updated its fuel management system to be the last fuel tuner you ever buy. Stay tuned for an in-depth article in Hot Bike soon as we test the new system out.
(714) 692-8180 | cobrausa.com
Performance Machine Fast Air Intake
PM as its more commonly referred to, has released the Fast Air Intake system, which features a K&N; filter and boasts a 10hp increase over stock.
(800) 479-4037 | performancemachine.com
Ride Wright Wheels Jeweled Wheel
Makers of the iconic Fat Daddy spoke wheels; Ride Wright has created the Jewel spoke line to give your project a custom look. The contours in each spoke provide just the right amount of bling.
(714) 632-8297 | ridewrightwheels.com
Avon Boss Performance Grips
Avon just released the Boss grip that incorporates a throttle boss concept on both left and right sides for a symmetrical look. It’s shaped to fit all riders’ hands and claims not to restrict blood flow, which causes the dreaded pins and needles effect.
(800) 334-7477 | avongrips.com