9th Annual V-Twin Expo

The V-Twin Expo, the largest Dealers only event devoted exclusively to the V-Twin industry, will happen again at the Cincinnati Duke energy Center from February 7th to 9th. Of course I will be there to report the highlights of this event. It is recommended that dealers who intend to visit the show pre-register HERE to avoid long lines on the morning of February 7th. In addition to being a huge trade show, the V-Twin Expo offers other activities like a series of seminars focusing on today’s most interesting topics. Scheduled this year: 1-The untapped markets, selling to women and men under 35. 2- The need for speed with a high performance panel. 3- Survival of the fittest, part 2. 4-Combatting counterfeits and knock off’s. 5-Motorcycle dealers insurance. Registration at V-Twin Expo. 

14 Responses to “9th Annual V-Twin Expo”

  1. 1 Boss Hawg Dec 25th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Hi Cyril,

    Gotta agree….this is the show to be at for all V-Twin motorcycle dealers, apparel, parts and media.

    I have displayed custom motorcycles there before and this year will be walking the floor. I hope to see you there and chat some.


  2. 2 ROGUE Dec 26th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    This is the first event of the year for me and I always look forward to it.
    Yes I will be attending this year and look forward to a great show and seeing people.
    Have a safe trip there and home.

  3. 3 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian MotorCycles Dec 26th, 2008 at 11:46 am

    This is the SEMA of the V-Twin industry and is the most important trade show of the year.

  4. 4 Jeff Nicklus Dec 26th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I likewise will show my face at the 2009 V-Twin ….. if for no other reason than to see who is still standing in the industry. Naturally the parties have nothing to do with my decision to attend … nah!

    Over & Out,


  5. 5 a 1 cycles Dec 26th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    american cycles superbowl party last year was the rockingest…john justice blues band..the patriots being upset..and drinking with all the heavyweights in the industry..doesnt get better than that..oh yeah the convention was also good.

  6. 6 raycwheeler Dec 27th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    This is the SHOW of the year .

    See you there ..


  7. 7 Nitrous Phil Dec 27th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    As stated above – this is the show.

    See ya there!

  8. 8 Kevin "TEACH" Baas Dec 29th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I’ll be there as a part of the Limpnickie lot promoting the Kennedy High School Chopper Class and my business Baas Metal Craft. See you all there

  9. 9 Stephanie Dec 29th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Now is the time to support the industry as whole. If you are a dealer, register to attend, if you know a dealer show them how to register. This is the show for dealers in the v-twin marketplace and we need to support this show. Remember, this is OUR industry we need to support it. Period.

  10. 10 jeff & Robbie Dec 29th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Business lousy in’08
    so we won’t be goin’
    things better improve or???

  11. 11 mike Dec 29th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    cyril, what is your prediction of turn out this year? kinda ugly i,d think. last year was very slow and now its worse

  12. 12 Cyril Dec 29th, 2008 at 5:25 pm


    Regarding the motorcycle industry, I think that it’s going to stay the same than this year.

    I mean not worse because the automotive industry degradation was faster and deeper than other sectors (except Real Estate and Finance). The fact that a very large percentage of bikers work for the car manufacturers and their vendors, and that the car industry is going to maintain
    most of its jobs is a rare + for us, or at least a factor of stabilization.

    Psychology of consumers is extremely important. Whatever you think of our new elect President, he is a huge boost of confidence for Americans and the rest of the world. I trust Obama on his ability to tackle our problems one per one. Even if it takes 4 to 8 years to accomplish what has to be done, Obama is going to be in 2009 a big psychological boost for consumer confidence. It should help a lot.

    I follow closely all what’s happening in Europe. Except England & Spain (doing as bad as the US), all other european countries are living a mild recession (a recession exported by American banks). It’s towards these countries that new marketing efforts must be directed (Harley is doing pretty good in Europe). The fact that the dollar remains so low and will probably go even lower versus the Euro (because the US continues to lower its rates to help credit), is a huge added + to justify selling in Europe.

    For your information, and for the reasons above, I restarted as a complement of my activities, to consult again for companies who want to market their motorcycle products & services in Europe.

  13. 13 Buzz Kanter - American Iron Magazine Jan 5th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    We will be there with a booth and we will be curious who will and will not attend as I suspect this tough economy will continue to harm our industry.

    Buzz Kanter
    American Iron Magazine

  14. 14 Lonny Jan 5th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    If your a dealer is looking for something NEW to offer their customers ,They need to go to.

    This is the Time that All Dealers need to go and all Vendors need to be there.

    The world is only as big as what you can see, If you stand in one place thats all you know.

    You have to go out and find New Cheese.


    Last year the attendance my have been down, we did a great business at the 2008 V-Twin Expo that is still continuing today. I’m very exited for the 2009 Expo. We have many New product to show Dealers so they can make some money offering their customers the newest, greatest thing.

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