SCORPION VX-9 YOUTH HELMETS.
"Great price point and attractive designs," say dealers. The ventilated polycarbonate helmet retails for less than $90. The helmet's liner and cheek pads are removable and washable, the visor is adjustable, and a strap grip helps keep goggles from shifting.
Scorpion Sports Inc., 888-672-6774, www.scorpionusa.com.
LEATT-BRACE MOTO GPX.
This product's tag line is The Helmet for Your Neck. That "says it all," according to a Top 100 dealer, who claims the brace has "unsurpassed protection and great quality." Leatt-Brace has traditionally been a pricey brand, but the company's Web site says it will soon have a more affordable model, which may be a good idea given the growing competition (see the EVS entry). The Moto GPX comes in two sizes depending on a person's age and build.
Leatt Corp. Inc., 800-691-3314, www.leatt-brace.com.
K&N FILTERS FOR ATVs.
Dealers like that they are reusable, create more power, and have lots of applications. The High-Flow Replacement Filter for the '06-'08 Suzuki QuadRacer R450 (pictured) fits the factory air box without any cutting or fitting required.
K&N Engineering Inc., 800-858-3333, www.knpowersports.com.
MOTORSPORTS HERO BY GOPRO.
"A small digital video camera with multiple mounting solutions at a very affordable price," says a dealer of the product, which retails for $179.99. GoPro is a sponsor of Yamaha Factory Racing.
GoPro, 415-738-2480, www.goprocamera.com.
PROTAPER TRI-DENSITY MX GRIPS.
An "easy sell," says a dealer. A dense rubber at the tip of the grips increases product life, while a tacky rubber across the body increases glove traction. The grips come in white, blue, orange, red and green in half-waffle and full-diamond patterns.
ProTaper, 951-736-5369, www.protaper.com.
Dealers love this "excellent quality technical clothing." Rev'It! designs and manufactures more than 60 styles of jackets, pants, boots, gloves and accessories for racing, touring and adventure riding. The top-of-the-line Replica leather jacket (pictured) has ventilation holes at the chest, back and underarms. The jacket comes in sizes M46-58 in all-black or black combined with silver, red, blue or yellow.
Rev'It Sports USA LLC, 888-681-0180, www.revitusa.com.
BLINGSTAR INDUSTRIES X COUNTRY RODEO BUMPER AND GRAB BAR.
Dealers cite "very high quality" and fitments for all major sport ATVs. The bumper has an integrated skid plate with an upper grab point for extra leverage. Both it and the grab bar are available in polished aluminum, gloss black and textured black.
Blingstar Industries, 951-279-3861, www.blingstar.com.
COBRA EXHAUST SYSTEMS AND ENGINE GUARDS.
Here's a Yamaha Raider tricked out with several Cobra products.
Cobra Engineering Inc., 714-692-8180, www.cobrausa.com.
DYNOJET POWER COMMANDER III.
Dealers cite its adjustability and ease of use. Dynojet also sells several nifty accessories, such an LCD display that connects to the Commander using a quick-disconnect cable.
Dynojet Research Inc., 800-992-4993, www.dynojet.com.
TWO BROTHERS RACING JUICE BOX.
Dealers list the value of this product for ATVs, though it has motorcycle applications also. One dealer says the Juice Box helps deliver the extra power needed to turn bigger aftermarket wheels and tires. The product is plug-and-play and requires no computers or maps.
Two Brothers Racing Inc., 714-550-6070, www.twobros.com.
RC EVOLUTION BY EVS.
One dealer credits EVS for making a "less-expensive replica" of the Leatt-Brace Moto GPX neck brace, though, to be fair, the two products look quite different. The RC Evolution retails for $170. The Moto-GPX comes in three versions ranging in price from $395 to $995. Interestingly, Leatt says on its Web site that it will soon have a $195 model. The RC Evolution comes in sizes S-XL (depending on body weight) in red, blue, black, white and pink, the last of which is available only in small.
EVS Rider Performance Gear, 800-229-4387, www.evs-sports.com.
ITP MUD LITE TIRES AND TIRE-AND-WHEEL KITS.
"Good margins" says a dealer of the Mud Lite brand. Dealers note the wide selection and quick delivery. Pictured here is a kit combining the Mud Lite XL tire with the SS212 wheel.
ITP, 909-390-1905, www.itptires.com.
PRO ARMOR POWERGRIP HEEL GUARDS AND FOOT PEGS.
Dealers say they are well made. "Feet do not slide off," he claims. The heel guards and foot pegs are sold separately, and the guards come in brushed aluminum and powder-coated black.
Pro Armor, 888-312-7667, www.proarmor.com.
BIKEMASTER LEVER AND PERCH ASSEMBLIES.
These are assembly replacements for Japanese MX bikes. They come black or polished, and cannot be used with hydraulic brakes or clutches.
Tucker Rocky Distributing, 800-347-1010, www.tuckerrocky.com.
VORTEX FRAME SLIDERS.
Vortex sliders are easy to stock, notes their maker, because the pucks are universal and the mounts are specific to the bike. Pucks come in blue, white, yellow, red, black, silver and chrome. The sliders install on the engine mount for a solid connection. New this year: improved packaging.
Vortex, 800-440-3559, www.vortexracing.com.
RUSH RACING EXHAUST SYSTEMS.
"Good quality and price," says one dealer. Shown here are Rush's Black Series mufflers on a Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train.
Rush Racing Products, 866-994-RUSH, www.rushracingproducts.com.
License plate light kits made by Daniel Boone & Co. Pro Circuit off-road exhaust systems. Memphis Shades windshields.
FRAME SAVERS AND FENDER ELIMINATORS MADE BY GRAVES MOTORSPORTS.
One dealer also mentions the frame savers offered by Suzuki and Yamaha. "All are well built," he says of them. "We take the angle of protection and then upsell more protection (i.e., helmet, jacket ... )." Installation of the R6 frame savers (pictured) requires no cutting of bodywork. The fender eliminator pictured, fabricated from black-anodized aluminum, is for various GSX-R models and also requires no cutting. Dealers note that the eliminator uses stock turn signals, has a good fit, and cleans up the rear of a motorcycle nicely.
Graves Motorsports, 818-902-1942, www.gravesport.com.
TANK N TAIL BAG BY T-BAGS.
A magnetic tank bag, a tail bag and a backpack all in one, it's "just the right size for the tank," says one dealer, who adds that it "works great on or off the bike." The bag comes with reflective piping in red, blue, green, yellow or silver.
T-Bags, 800-957-6288, www.t-bags.com.
ASV DIRTBIKE LEVERS.
Dealer says they "truly are unbreakable." Noting that these levers are adjustable to hand size, he says they're comfortable too. The F3 Series model (pictured) comes in red, blue and black.
ASV Inventions, 877-ASV-7000, www.asvinventions.com.
TOUR MASTER BAGS.
Shown here are Nylon C2 saddlebags. The main compartments have box-style lids with fabric fastener and gusseted draw string closures. The luggage is from a bag collection starting on page 260 of distributor Helmet House's 2008 catalog.
Helmet House, 800-421-7247, www.helmethouse.com.
Unlike some aftermarket backrests, a dealer says, the Bakup products work with the stock seats and match the stock fabric. Applications include various cruiser and tourers made by BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Victory and Yamaha.
Bakup USA, 985-758-5558, www.bakupusa.com.
THOR OFF-ROAD CLOTHING.
Dealers like the brand's prices, selection, availability and reputation. The Ride jacket and pant are shown here.
Parts Unlimited, 800-369-1000, www.thormx.com.
YOSHIMURA EXHAUST SYSTEMS.
Dealers cite the value of the brand, as well as how long it's been around. The R-77 has a trapezoidal shape and comes in stainless steel, titanium or carbon fiber. All versions have a conical end cap made of carbon fiber.
Yoshimura Research & Development of America Inc., 800-634-9166, www.yoshimura-rd.com.
ICON'S GSX-R LINE AND URBAN TANK BAG.
One dealer claims the Suzuki-branded helmets and apparel boast "much higher quality" than similar products sold by Joe Rocket. The dealer cites great looks and likes the matching gloves/jacket/helmet combinations. Shown here are the women's textile Merc 3 jacket and leather ARC glove. The Urban is a magnetic tank bag, helmet carrier and backpack all in one. It retails for $110 and comes in black, red, blue, yellow, gray and pink.
Parts Unlimited, 800-369-1000, www.rideicon.com.
RINEHART TRUE DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS BY BUB.
"Sold over 50 sets of those last year alone at $900 retail," says a Harley dealer. "The sound and performance are superb." Even at $900, he says, they are an easy sell. "So that is saying something."
BUB Enterprises Inc., 800-934-9739, www.bub.com.
KÜRYAKYN 4751 PASSENGER PEGS, ISO-GRIPS AND ENGINE GUARDS.
"Love the adjustability," says a dealer of the passenger pegs. "Best chrome, good prices," says another of the ISO-Grips. Because their end caps are removable, the grips can be used with stock air-reservoir-type handlebars. No particular model of engine guards was listed, but pictured here is Küryakyn's Ego-guard for '00-'08 FLST models. It comes with integrated, folding pegs that can be used in either the stowed or deployed position.
Küryakyn Holdings Inc., 800-843-7896, www.kuryakyn.com.
BOYESEN'S QUICK SHOT 2.
This dirtbike product reportedly optimizes fuel delivery, thus improving low-end performance and reducing hot engine stalling. It fits any Keihin FCR carburetor.
Boyesen, 800-441-1177, www.boyesen.com.
MOOSE ATV SNOW PLOW ATTACHMENTS.
Dealers like the ease of application, prices and availability. Moose's Standard Plow (pictured) is available with 50-, 60-, and 72-inch blades.
Parts Unlimited, 800-369-1000, www.mooseutilities.com.
YANA SHIKI SWING ARM EXTENSIONS.
Next up are products for the custom sportbike crowd. These bolt-on extension blocks are made out of 6061 billet aluminum. They are available in various lengths in silver (raw billet), triple-chromed and anodized black, and come with a brake caliper relocator bracket if the stock bracket won't work. In most cases, riders will need to buy a longer chain and brake line (not included). They can convert back to stock in just a few steps.
Yana Shiki Parts & Accessories, 888-5BILLET, www.yanashiki.com.
HIGH LIFTER WHEELS AND LIFT KITS.
High Lifter offers 2-inch lift kits for most makes and models of ATVs and UTVs. When riders install larger tires, the kits allow for more clearance between tire and plastic. High Lifter's XL2 is a cast-aluminum wheel that comes either with a clear-coated machined finish or chromed.
High Lifter Products, 800-699-0947, www.highlifter.com.
HOTBODIES RACING FLUSH-MOUNT LED BLINKERS.
One dealer reports these products "take no salesmen." The turn signals are shaped for each particular model, and customers can choose among clear, smoke, red and blue lenses.
Hotbodies Racing Inc., 858-486-3838, www.hotbodiesracing.com.
YAMAHA STAR BACKRESTS.
"Good quality," one dealer claims. Yamaha just introduced a lineup of lockable quick-release backrests (and windshields). Customers choose between two heights and among three styles of pads. The backrests come with chromed uprights and fit all Road Star and Road Star Silverado models.
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, 800-962-7926, www.yamaha-motor.com.