Italian Pavilion adds new exhibitors for 2011


INDIANAPOLIS, Feb 18, 2011 - The distinctive Italian Trade Commission Pavilion on the main floor is smaller this year than last, but it has added several new companies that offer everything from helmets to fork tubes.

Historically, the ITC has had one of the largest exhibits at the show, only slightly smaller than the giant displays put together by Parts Unlimited and Tucker Rocky. With fewer companies located in the Italian Pavilion this year, the space will be smaller by about 60 percent. However, the highly visible overhead signage and distinctive Pavilion architecture will be basically the same.

There are several new vendors in the Italian Pavilion for 2011, including well-known helmet company Caberg, Kite (a relatively new company making everything from hubs to triple clamps and footpegs), LEA Components (suppliers of carbon fiber components) and TNK Motors (known for its fork tubes).

Caberg Srl has manufactured and distributed Caberg helmets for more than 30 years, and has built a reputation for quality and technical innovation. The factory is located about 30 miles from Milan.

Caberg was the first Italian company to introduce a flip-up helmet system, and in 2002, Caberg launched its main helmet models with the DVT (Double Visor Technology) system which offers the main clear visor and an inner smoke visor. This combination enables motorcyclists to always ride with the perfect light.

Caberg produces some 350,000 helmets annually, and it offers three flip-up models in eight colors/graphics, three full -face in 16 colors/graphics, six jet models in 15 colors/graphics and five models for the junior market. Caberg helmets are distributed in Germany, the U.K., France and Spain, as well as other countries such as Israel, Russia, Mexico, South America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, and Morocco.

TNK Motor Company has been building fork tubes for more than 20 years, and offers a large range of high-quality fork tubes for every type of motorbike, from scooter to maxi motorbikes, and from models built in the 1950s through today’s machines.

TNK’s production facility includes more than 32,000 sq. ft. of covered area, and it has more than 15,000 fork tubes stock in inventory. More information is available at TNK is looking for distributors in the U.S.

In addition to the new participants in the Pavilion the returning exhibitors include Adige, Ariete/Harri’s, Malossi and ProGrip. More information is contained in the ITC brochure that will be available at Dealer Expo.

Why visit the Italian Pavilion? Italy is one of the world’s leading producers of motorcycles, scooters, parts and accessories. If you can’t visit Milano for EICMA, the world’s largest motorcycle trade show, you can get a taste of Italy here at the Italian Pavilion. Some lucky dealers have won trips to EICMA by registering at the Italian Pavilion, so dealers are certainly encouraged to visit the Italian Pavilion.

—Joe Delmont