You asked for it over and over. Below is the list of the 2009 Leaders Of The Industry who received their trophies from Dave Nichols, Chief Editor of Easyriders Magazine (thank you Ben for refreshing my memory shot during the Grand Ballroom ceremony after a couple of “Cuba Libre”*).
Motor of the Year: S&S Cycle KN Motor. Frame Designer of the Year: V-Twin MFG. Wheel Designer of the Year: RC Components. Tech Product of the Year: Baker Direct Drive 7-Speed Transmission. Accessory of the Year: Klock Werks Flare Windshield. Performance Product of the Year: Zipper’s Performance Products For Thundermax G2 Closed-Loop EFI Controller. Teresi Prize- Innovative Product of the Year: Hoppe Industries’ Quadzilla Detachable Fairing.
2009 Bike Winners. Metric of the Year: Star V Star 950. Custom Production Bike: Big Bear Choppers Model Paradox. Production Bobber of the Year: Brass Balls Bobbers Classic Bobber. Cruiser of the Year: Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones. Motorcycle Design of the Year: Harley-Davidson FL Series Powertrain and Frame. Bike of the Year: Big Dog Motorcycle Wolf.
Industry Leader of the Year: Arlen Ness , Arlen Ness Enterprises
Lifetime Achievement: Denis Manning, BUB Enterprises
And let’s not forget the hardest working photographer in our business – Michael Lichter – who received a Sucker Punch Sally’s motorcycle to celebrate his 30 years covering the people, motorcycles and custom parts of our V-Twin industry.
*To make a Cuba Libre properly, fill a highball glass with ice and half fill with cola. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 shots of white rum with the juice of half a lime, add ice and shake. Strain the mixture over the cola – the rum and lime juice mix should float over the cola.