What’s selling this year? What are the top products being bought by sportbike, cruiser, scooter, dirtbike and ATV customers? For the fifth straight year, we ask our Top 100 dealers to tell us. Returning this year are products that have made past lists: the GoPro Motorsports Hero camera, Cycle Country plows, Tour Master and Icon gear, the RC Evolution race collar and others. Some products make the list for the first time, like Maxx Sunglasses, the Condor Helmet Hanger and Crampbuster cruise assists. On the following pages, in no particular order, we take a look at some of the Top 100 dealers’ favorite products.
RIVER ROAD SADDLEBAGS. A dealer says that there’s a “wide variety of styles to pick from for every rider.” The line’s $79.99-to-$152.99 price range, she says, is great for synthetic-leather-constructed bags. “All are a universal fit so they fit almost all motorcycles,” she says, adding that they come in many sizes and are easy to install. Tucker Rocky, 800-347-1010, www.riverroadgear.com.
JOE ROCKET LADIES HONDA FLEECE JACKET. Comes with a full mesh liner, an oversized hood and embroidered Honda logos on the back and forearms. Suggested retail is $69.99. Sullivans, 800-343-5984, www.joerocket.com.
SCORPION EXO-700 HELMETS. Shown here is the Fiore, a new women’s graphic for this year. It comes in sizes XS-XXL in both pink and gold graphics. Suggested retail is $229.95. Scorpion Sports, 888-672-6774, www.scorpionusa.com.
ADAPTIV TPX RADAR DETECTOR. “The most value for sportbike riders looking for radar detectors,” a dealer says. It retails for $299. Adaptiv Technologies, 866-232-7848, www.radarfor bikes.com.
CLEAR ALTERNATIVES TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS. “Easily accessible through our distributors and good quality,” a dealer says. Another dealer had this to say: “Looks great, no turn signals sticking out, and cleans up the rear end.” Clear Alternatives, 619-661-6660, www.clearalternatives.com.
PRO CIRCUIT T4 EXHAUST SYSTEM. A Top 100 dealer likes this stainless steel pipe’s sound and power. The race system is available for most Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM and Kawasaki models. Pro Circuit, 951-738-8050, www.procircuit.com.
TOUR MASTER JACKETS. A dealer praises their fit, comfort and value. Shown here is the Saber Series 2 with a 600-denier Carbolex three-quarter-length shell combined with a Rainguard waterproof-yet-breathable barrier. Comes in black, red/black and silver/black. Helmet House, 818-880-0000, www.tourmaster.com.
SHOEI RF-1100. “When you compare the quality and safety to other helmet manufacturers, it’s an easy upsell,” a dealer says of Shoei’s new sport-touring helmet with an integrated spoiler and a self-adjusting base plate system. Helmet House, 818-880-0000, www.shoei-helmets.com.
SADDLEMEN HC1700 AND HC2900 HARD CASE TRUNKS and the BR3400 BAG. Of the former, a dealer says, “Easy, cheap lockable universal trunks.” Of the latter, another dealer says, “Great bag, lots of storage space, looks good, mounts solidly.” Parts Unlimited, 800-369-1000, www.saddlemen.com.
MAXX SUNGLASSES. A Top 100 dealer likes this affordable brand’s good margins. One of the company’s best-selling riding glasses is the Maxx Foam with a High Definition lens (shown). Smoke, clear and yellow lenses are also available. MAXX Sunglasses, 877-550-8116, www.maxxsunglasses.com.
ALPINESTARS TECH 3 BOOT, T-SHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS AND FLEXFIT HATS. A dealer likes the Tech 3’s fit and value. Several dealers praised Alpinestars’ product support and branding efforts. Shown here are the Subterrane Fleece ($66 retail) and X Corp Hat ($24). Also popular: the Corp Strip Boardshort ($50) and the All Logo Tee ($22). Alpinestars, 800-727-8277, www.alpinestars.com.
EVS RC EVOLUTION RACE COLLAR. “Offered in five colors and priced nearly three times cheaper than the competition,” a dealer says. “Great price for performing the same functions as the more expensive versions.” Suggested retail is $175. EVS Sports, 310-637-5000, www.evs-sports.com.
TWO BROTHERS RACING VALE EXHAUST SYSTEMS. Citing “easy add-on power, sound and looks,” a dealer says they’re one of his top-selling items to scooterists. Shown here is the M2 canister, which comes in carbon fiber, polished aluminum and titanium. Two Brothers Racing, 800-211-2767, www.twobros.com.
FOX RACING T-SHIRTS, HOODIES and PURSES. A dealer has had particular success with the Rockstar and Monster Energy shirts. Fox Racing, 800-626-4884, www.foxracing.com.
ICON JACKETS. A Top 100 dealer cites their stylish looks. Shown here is the $1,200 Victory Metal God that sold out after only 100 were made as a special limited edition. Parts Unlimited, 800-369-1000, www.rideicon.com.
POWER COMMANDERS. “Best tuning product,” a dealer says. There’s also a street-approved version of the model shown, and a Commander V with auto-tuning. Dynojet, 800-992-4993, www.dynojet.com
GENUINE INNOVATIONS ATV TIRE REPAIR KIT. A dealer likes this product’s convenient carrying case. “A must for ATV riders,” he says. Genuine Innovations, 800-340-1050, ext. 100, www.genuineinnova tions.com.
SLIPSTREAMER WINDSHIELDS. Scoot series models are made out of 0.150-inch-thick Lucite acrylic and mount to a scooter’s mirror stanchions. The mounts fit most scooters with 8mm mirror threads (a 10mm adapter is also available). Slipstreamer, 763-780-9757, www.slipstreamer.com.
EMGO TRAVEL TRUNK. Measures 12”x16.5”x11” and comes with two keys. Is designed to mount on most luggage racks with included hardware. EMGO, 770-944-3532, www.emgo.com.
VORTEX FRAME SLIDERS. A Honda dealer says customers request Vortex sliders. Another dealer says sliders of all brands are popular because they offer both protection and style. Vortex, 800-440-3559, www.vortexracing.com.
MOTOVATION FRAME SLIDERS. Lineup includes front-axle-mounted fork sliders, rear axle sliders and engine crankcase covers/sliders for Japanese and European bikes. Motovation, 512-697-9672, www.motovationusa.com.
VANCE & HINES FULL EXHAUST SYSTEMS. One dealer mentions the company’s Big Radius exhausts in particular. Shown here is the 2-into-2 Big Radius PC for the V Star 950. Vance & Hines, 562-921-7461, www.vanceandhines.com.
GOPRO HD MOTORSPORTS HERO. “Excellent quality, versatility and performance,” a dealer says. “High fun factor and easy to use. It is a great way to record all types of riding. This new version of the GoPro has a higher resolution than the standard and supports a 32GB SD card. We have a video of riding in the rain on the highway that a customer took and some snowboarding and skiing that an employee took that we run in the store, and this makes the product an easy sell. This product goes across all categories.” GoPro, 415-738-2480, www.gopro.com.
ONE INDUSTRIES GRAPHIC KITS, COATS, T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES. Long a leader in graphic kits and seat covers, One now offers a full range of helmets, MX gear and casual wear. One Industries, 800-663-5567, www.oneindustries.com.
CARDO SYSTEMS SCALA RIDER G4. “Customers wanted the Bluetooth with a longer range and better stereo,” a dealer says. “Cardo nailed it with the G4.” Cardo Systems, 412-788-4533, www.cardosystems.com.
BAJA DESIGNS DUAL-SPORT KIT. “Very simple to install,” a dealer says. “A durable conversion to make your off-road bike a great dual-sport or trail bike.” Baja Designs, 800-422-5292, www.bajadesigns.com.
ITP WHEEL KITS. Calling these kits some of the hottest-selling items for ATVs, a dealer says they provide “style for customers to show off their unit.” Shown here is ITP’s SS212 line of 12- and 14-inch wheels. A platinum finish is optional. ITP, 909-390-1905, www.itptires.com.
SCOTT GOGGLES. “Inexpensive yet good quality,” a Top 100 dealer says. “Models are made to fit over glasses, and offer a great variety of colors and additional colored lenses.” Scott, 800-292-5874, www.scottusa.com.
GIVI CASES and WINDSHIELDS. Dealers say that Givi makes a selection of small cases ideal for scooters. Shown here is the E55NT model from the monochrome Tech series. Givi USA, 877-679-4484, www.giviusa.com.
STAR BRITE STAR TRON ENZYME FUEL TREATMENT. “With today’s fuel and ethanol problems,” a dealer says, “people don’t hesitate to purchase this product. And it works.” An 8 oz. can treat 48 gallons of gas. Star Brite, 800-327-8583, www.starbrite.com.
KENDA KLAW TIRES. “Rotation tread design, rugged construction and durability deliver performance,” a dealer says, adding that many riders appreciate their quality. Shown here is the K577 KlawSX. Kenda Tire, 614-866-9803, www.kenda usa.com.
NATIONAL CYCLE WINDSHIELDS. Shields are available for all current motorcycles except for sportbikes owned by hard-core riders, the company’s Ann Willey says. “Our legacy of windshields will fit almost all metric, European and American motorcycles as far back as the ’50s.” National Cycle, 800-548-1875, www.nationalcycle.com.
COBRA PASSENGER BACKRESTS. All Cobra accessories are made in the U.S. Cobra Engineering, 714-692-8180, www.cobrausa.com.
HJC HELMETS. “Good price and good-looking,” a dealer says. Shown here is the FS15 Trophy, a graphic that’s also available in blue and black. The helmet comes in several other graphics and solid colors. Retail prices range from $219.99 to $269.99. HJC Helmets, 888-646-3720, www.hjchelmets.com.
WARN WINCHES. Shown here is the XT40 Extreme Terrain Winch for UTVs, which has 50 feet of synthetic rope, a wireless control system, a mini-rocker control switch and a sealed drivetrain. Warn Industries, 800-543-9276, www.warn.com.
BIG DOG LOGO CLOTHING (MADE BY HOT ACTION). “By far the best-selling female items,” a dealer says. Big Dog Motorcycles, 316-267-9121, www.bigdogmotorcycles.com.
HONDA CRUISER BACKRESTS and SCOOTER TRUNKS. The chromed backrest shown comes in two heights and is for the Sabre, Stateline and Interstate models. The 35-liter trunk is color-matched black or red to the SH150i. American Honda, 310-783-2000, www.ahm.honda.com.
KISAN ELECTRONICS SIGNALMINDER. This is a turn signal flasher with a programmable time-out feature. Selectable time-outs range from 10 seconds to 30 seconds. “A nice unit,” a Top 100 dealer says. “Easy to install (plug-and-play) and one of the most requested hard parts by customers.” More than 17 styles are available. Kisan Electronics, 888-464-5472, www.kisantech.com.
ZERO GRAVITY WINDSCREENS. A dealer calls them “good replacement shields, economically priced compared to OEM pricing, with a variety of colors such as clear, smoke, red, blue, purple and dark smoke.” Shown here is the company’s Corsa Series. The dealer commends Sportech shields for the same reasons. Zero Gravity, 805-388-8803, www.zerogravity-racing.com.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON PINK LABEL GEAR. A dealer likes the gear’s versatility, and that a portion of the proceeds go to a nonprofit organization providing support to people affected by breast cancer. Another dealer praised the expansion of Harley’s Core apparel lineup, which has 120 new items. Harley-Davidson, 414-343-4056, www.harleydavidson.com.
OGIO ATV FRONT RACK BAG and SADDLEBAGS. About the ATV luggage, a dealer says, “The structured bag is great for a weekend in the woods with two coolers and cup holders.” Another dealer says, “We like the Ogio saddlebags because of the versatility and the built-in rain cover. Great price, too.” Ogio is a popular brand among Top 100 dealers, who also listed its rear ATV rack bag and Step-Up Ramp. About the former, a dealer says, “Great features and benefits make it easy to sell. Great margins. Now easier to get through our distributor.” Regarding the ramp, a dealer says, “Innovative product, good quality, decent margins.” Tucker Rocky, 800-347-1010, www.ogio.com.
MOOSE FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS. A dealer says the bumpers are well made, strong and durable. They’re constructed from powder-coated steel, and the front ones protect lights from brush and stones. Dealers also listed Moose’s No Adhesive Heated Grips and its Rapid Mount Plow System. The latter offers 20-plus inches of lift height and works with all Moose plow blade sizes. Parts Unlimited, 800-369-1000, www.mooseutilities.com.
PARKER SYNERGIES HONDA T-SHIRT. This maker of officially licensed Honda apparel divides its website into six categories: Tech Gear, Nicky Hayden, Project H, Gold Wing, Casual Wear and Kids Wear. Tucker Rocky Distributing, 800-347-1010, www.parkersynergies.com.
BRAKEAWAY PRODUCTS CRUISE CONTROL. “It works,” says a dealer who also likes the device’s fit and finish. BrakeAway has been around since 2002 and claims to offer the only mechanical cruise control that releases with the touch of the front brake. The aluminum device fits over the grip with no modifications. BrakeAway Products, 503-372-9346, www.brakeawayproducts.com.
CYCLE COUNTRY PLOWS and HITCHES. Company has plows for ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles. A Top 100 dealer says he adds the hitches to most of the units he sells. Cycle Country Accessories, 800-841-2222, www.cyclecountry.com.
YOSHIMURA R77 EXHAUST SLIP-ON. A dealer notes the model’s looks, fit and sound. Another dealer listed Yoshimura exhausts in general, saying, “Always the leader in quality and style.” Yoshimura, 800-634-9166, www.yoshimura-rd.com.
MEMPHIS SHADES WINDSHIELDS and BATWING FAIRINGS. “Custom-looking fairings without the custom fairing price,” a Top 100 dealer says, adding that they’re easy to put on and take off. New applications include the Boulevard C-90 (shown). Windshield highlights include the company’s trigger lock hardware (for fast mounting and removal) and simple application guides. Memphis Shades, 901-853-3668, www.memphisshades.com.
CRAMPBUSTERS. “An easy and inexpensive cruise assist,” a dealer says. The plastic tab slips over the throttle grip. It rotates upward on the grip freely (allowing the rider to grab more throttle), but pinches the grip when turned downward. Various sizes are available in black or silver. Rykel Industries, 800-735-5240, www.crampbuster.com.
CONDOR PIT STOP and HELMET HANGER. Of the latter product, a dealer says, “Very convenient way to store your helmet.” Another dealer owns a Pit Stop for his own personal use. “Great stand,” he says. “Works well in and out of vehicle.” An E-Track Adaptor Kit is available for use in trailers fitted with E-Track. Condor Products, 847-394-2646, www.condor-lift.com.