Every year around February, motorcycle manufacturers, retailers, and members of the press converge in the heart of Cincinnati to attend the V-Twin Expo. With the exception of our executive editor Eric, the rest of the HOT BIKE editors were newbies to the eighth annual exhibition, which took place February 2-4, 2008, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. In fact, our SoCal office was practically deserted as we hit the red carpet aisles of the Expo to see what’s coming down the pipeline for 2008
Closed to the public, the V-Twin Expo is an opportunity for manufacturers and dealers to display new products for the year, and a chance to reconnect with acquaintances from the previous year’s show-there are few opportunities like this each year. For our staff members who were on the Expo scene in full force, it’s an opportunity to discover the latest and greatest in the industry. Take a look at some of the products from the show that we liked-many of which we don’t have enough pages for-and look for future installs or reviews in the upcoming issues.