Going to the 10th Anniversary Cincinnati V-Twin Expo

V-TWIN EXPOStill a place to see (the new custom parts) and be seen  (all the Big Cats of the industry), the 10th V-Twin Expo will open its doors in Cincinnati from tomorrow February 6th until the 8th.

As usual I will be there to report on how our motorcycle industry is doing in this fast changing economy. Being more interested by quality than quantity, I will try to orient you on those who are  present with true innovative products and solutions, and of course these companies will be the ones on which I will blog in priority.

Who are today the strongest and finest companies? What seminar topics will attract the largest crowds of dealers? Who Easyriders Magazine will declare the new “Industry Leaders” during its awards ceremony? What will be the buzz about during after show hours…and parties? I will work hard at bringing you the answers. The gods of Wi-Fi permitting, I will be live-blogging from inside  the Cincinnati Duke Energy Convention Center. TTLY (Talk To You Later) from snowy Cincinnati. V-Twin Expo.

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12 Responses to “Going to the 10th Anniversary Cincinnati V-Twin Expo”


  1. 1 Boss Hawg Feb 5th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Cyril,

    Hope to see you there. Flying in the morning. Bruurrrrrr.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 Len Hanger Feb 5th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    My first trip to the V-Twin Expo. I am truly excited to be going. All of the new products, people & see what people think for 2010. Hope to meet you while there.

  3. 3 In the Industry Feb 5th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Hey everybody, don’t forget to stop by the Midwest booth and ask them why they sell below dealer to your customers.

    To all others, I hope you have a good show.

  4. 4 Boss Hawg Feb 5th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    In the Industry,

    Please tell me some factual transactions (no names needed) other than Jireh and I will be pleased to inquire for both of us since I know most the crew that will be at Cinci and would like to know more about your comments above myself since I am an OEM dealer with them.

    Boss Hawg

  5. 5 In the Industry Feb 5th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Fact is that they have no regard for their dealers as evidenced by their entire catalog at the retail store you mentioned. They will claim they are only a customer of theirs. If you believe that I have a 36 knuck to sell ya for $10.00.

  6. 6 Rocky Top Leather Feb 5th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Cyril,

    I am looking forward to the show. I’ll stop by and say Hi.

  7. 7 Boss Hawg Feb 5th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Sorry for you Brother. I know who they are and they are the retail arm of Midwest. Play the 2 of them with the we won’t be undersold to get your best deal.

    Boss Hawg

  8. 8 Rinke Feb 5th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Cyril,

    We went to the V-twin Expo before with enjoyed it and are feeling sorry not being there this year.
    Please stop at the booth of Saxon. And when you do, please talk to and send our regards to Mark, Tim and Rob. Have a great weekend

  9. 9 ROGUE Feb 6th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    The show is set up and ready to open today.
    It snowed last night, luckilly the show is just across the street.
    I hope to see many of you while here.

  10. 10 Conrad Nicklus Feb 7th, 2010 at 2:49 am

    In The Industry,

    Stop being a bitch and talking shit about things you have no clue about. MidWest are great people and if you are so concerned with product you don’t even buy then become a “customer” and not a “dealer” and get it for cheaper?? don’t be completely stupid. I buy a lot of stuff from MidWest and I will say that they are awesome and the prices are amazing on everything I buy from them. I have looked online and have talked to people from MW and what you said about is a lie.

    Conrad Nicklus

  11. 11 Conrad Nicklus Feb 7th, 2010 at 2:50 am

    In The Industry,

    What is your view on Drag Specialties dropping every dealer who doesnt spend at least 10k with them a year???? That is shitty if you ask me

  12. 12 Curt! Feb 8th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve done business with Midwest for many , many years. We’ve had some ups and downs over the years. The downs were mostly the fault of customer reps that didn’t do their job. The Jereh situation is getting a lot of rants from a lot of people, but it’s not any more of a problem than E-bay. BikeBandit, or a dozen other online re-sellers. The world has changed in the last decade. Only thing I can say is deal with it, or fold up your tent and go home. Midwest screwed up last year by taking a price increase when most other vendors didn’t take one. As a result I haven’t done nearly as much business with them as I did in years past. You have to deal with the best product, best price vendor to make it in this industry. I’d love to do more business with them, hopefully they will align their prices with other vendors and we can do more business in coming years.

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