American Iron Magazine presents first dealer bike show at INDY 2012

Publish Date: 
Feb 16, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2012 - The American V-Twin Dealer Show is a great place for V-Twin dealers to showcase products, parts and widgets to a targeted audience. But in addition to the trade show, there is a bit of friendly competition going on.

The Ultimate Dealer Bike Show presented by American Iron Magazine is taking place at the entrance of the American V-Twin Dealer Show. More than 30 custom V-twin motorcycles, built by dealers, are on display to be judged by a panel of experts — and viewed by tens of thousands of industry colleagues. Each of these machines represents the finest in American v-twin customizing, and eligible winners just might get featured in American Iron Magazine.

There are four classes. Freestyle is open to all one off, ground-up custom bikes of any configuration -- anything goes! Motorcycles in the Modified Bagger and Modified Bobber classes must utilize a stock frame from an OEM manufacturer, and the frame’s geometry must be maintained; no stretching or raking allowed. Modified Baggers must have saddlebags and may include fairings and trunks, while on the Modified Bobbers, no front fenders and solo seats are preferred. Showcase is a special, non-competitive class for exhibitors only.

"We’re extremely excited to work with Bob Kay and Advanstar on this dealer-only custom motorcycle show,” said Buzz Kanter, publisher of American Iron Magazine. “We plan on sharing some of these amazing creations with our readers in American Iron Magazine and Motorcycle Bagger."

So stop by and check out some of the finest work the V-twin industry has to offer. Entrants will be hanging out and answering questions. And with a prize package worth $16,000 and a spread in the world's best selling Harley magazine on the line, you can bet the competition will be fierce -- and fun. The top three bikes in each class will receive prizes. The awards ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. — Jon Langston, American Iron Magazine, special to Dealernews