30-Plus New Products From the V-twin Expo
Every year on Super Bowl Weekend, everybody from the V-twin industry gets together in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the V-twin Expo. It is the place where all of the aftermarket companies, both big and small, introduce their new products. There is everything from new windshields to heated seat covers to new fuel-injection systems introduced at the show--and it is all Harley-Davidson (or American V-twin) based.
This year, it was difficult to narrow down all of the new bagger parts to the space we had set aside. In other words, there were a lot of new products for baggers. There was everything from new chassis kits to a new sidecover that incorporates a beverage holder. We could take up a bunch of space talking about the show and how great it was, but we're pretty sure that you're more interested in seeing the new gear for your bike, so before we get too wrapped up in the introduction, here are the parts...
Radial Mount Brembo Calipers
In an effort to both increase braking performance and add style, RMD Billet showed off their new radially mounted caliper setup. Combined with a new lower leg design that can be added to stock frontends, this high-performance system will stop you quicker than any stock setup. Superbikes use radial mount calipers because they work. The new leg/brake design reduces frontend flex and vibration during heavy braking.
For more information, call (507) 348-8877, or visit www.rmdbillet.com.
Hidden Oil Cooler
Due to ever-stringent EPA and global environmental laws, today's bikes come increasingly leaner from the factory. While good for emissions, a lean fuel mixture causes motors to run hot. While excess heat can be uncomfortable, it's also not the greatest ally for your motor or the engine oil. Oil Bud from Clarke Mfg. Inc. is a new, two-chamber oil cooler that fits out of sight under the framerails. Real-world testing on the hot streets of Vegas showed more than a 35-degree difference in oil temperatures between bikes ridden side by side. A built-in thermostat begins to open at 180 degrees and is fully open when the oil reaches 205.
For more information, call (406) 457-2458, or visit www.budsbikerparts.net.
Drinks at Your Fingertips
Riding down the road on a hot summer day many times leaves a rider thirsty, leading to fatigue and dehydration. Sure, you can pull over and grab the drink bottle that's stored in your saddlebag. There are a few bolt-on options to hold a drink bottle, but Reno Cycle Worx has come up with a composite sidecover with an integrated drink holder. A refreshing drink is right at your fingertips, allowing you to ride farther and more comfortably.
For more information, call (701) 232-6095, or visit www.renocycleworx.com.
Adding a nice set of slip-on exhausts is an easy way to improve both the looks and performance of your bike. BUB is no stranger to the world of H-D performance pipes and setting land speed records. The new Brouhard by BUB slip-ons feature three-dimensional sculpting along the body. Pipes are available in chrome or black, with the black pipe we saw having a flat finish.
For more information, call (530) 477-7490, or visit www.bubent.com.
Yuill Love It
The brothers Yuill, Mark and Brad, have almost four decades of high-level automotive racing experience. They have applied what they learned on the track with a complete motor upgrade to unleash the power inside your Twin Cam motor. The heart of the Yuill Bros. package consists of intake, exhaust, cams and EFI controller. Each part was designed to work together for optimal motor performance.
For more information, call (775) 848-8600, or visit www.yuillbros.com.
Shield Not Included
When it's time to upgrade or replace those stock rubber floorboards, look no farther than Concept & Design Cycle. This Canadian manufacturer uses state-of-the-art computer technology to design innovative bike parts. Here is the unique Gladiator floorboard model. Also available in passenger size, these beefy floorboards also offer some vibration control with the raised rubber nubs. They are sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
For more information, call (888) 633-1028, or visit www.cdc-cycle.com.