OF THE NEARLY 1,000 companies with booth space at next February’s Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, several dozen of them (so far) will be exhibiting there for the first time or returning to the show after a multi-year absence – including Husaberg/KTM North America, Pit Bull Tire, Motonation and Dubach Racing Development.
Dealer Expo show management reports that roughly 65 new exhibitors have signed up so far for the 2010 Dealer Expo. The first-timers will debut a variety of products and services, everything from new off-road motorcycles to the latest scooterati fashion for women to training programs for dealer mechanics.
The Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo will be held Feb. 12-15 at the Indiana Convention Center, and the Marriott and Westin Hotels in downtown Indianapolis. The show is produced by Advanstar Communications, parent of Dealernews.com.
A number of companies operating in the ATV/UTV and off-road markets will be in Indy, including Baja Motorsports, Cequent Performance Products, DT-1 Racing, Grant Products International, Hi-Lift Jacks, J-Wheelz, JBE UK Ltd., Matrix Concepts, Moto Master ATV, Novik Gloves, Pit Bull Tire, Raceline Wheels, Uni Pat Products of Virginia and Universal Parts.
The American Motorcyclist Association, which for years sponsored only press conferences and events during Dealer Expo, is making its presence known on the exhibit floor in 2010. And ScooterGirls, whose fashion-forward scooter gear for women has attracted a fair amount of attention on the Dealernews Blog, will be in Indy as well.
More new companies are expected to sign up for booth space during November and December, according to Peggy Zamberlan, sales director for Dealer Expo.
Other new-for-2010 exhibitors include: ACD Parts USA, American Lifan Industry, AmeriEagle Performance, Argus Analyzers, B&F System, Bestem Powersports, BluTek Helmet, Cequent Performance Products, Bolder Sports, Dusty Moto, Enfotrace GPS, Full Throttle Video, Helmet Secure, Jet Tribe Apparel, Kang Racing, Knott County, Leader Motorcycle, Libert-E Motor, Lindby Custom, Logo Works, Love Handles, Lucky River Scientech, Luimoto, Medieval Metal, Moto Express Wash/Wash World, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute/CTI, My Leather, Ohio Technical College, Outlaw Racing Products, PowerSeal, Pro Media Co., ProCharger, Puma Cycles, Racer USA/Pacific Powersports, RibeUSA, SledNecks, Southern Imperial, Star Brite Star Tron, Stripper Juice, SunMyth International, Time Rider Stuff for Bikers, Titan Motorcycles, Welly USA, Vertika Trykes and Zero Gravity.
Posted by Mary Slepicka