At the inaugural American V-Twin Dealer Show, co-located with the 2012 Indianapolis Dealer Expo at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis February 17-19, 2012 there will be an “Ultimate Bike Show”, a dealer-only custom bike show. Custom bikes will be displayed prominently at the entrance of the American V-Twin Dealer Show. Competing for exhibitors and dealers with the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo (Feb 4-6, 32012), the American Dealer Show is also launching the first ever live auction of pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles at a trade show.
Other key partners underwriting the American V-Twin Dealer Show include Biker’s Choice, the V-Twin division of leading distributor Tucker Rocky, Custom Chrome, and National Powersport Auctions (NPA) as cornerstone participants in the new venture. In addition, leading V-Twin companies such as Belt Drives Ltd., Cycle Visions and Danny Gray have also formalized their commitment to the 2012 Show.
Regarding the “Ultimate Bike Show” American V-Twin Dealer Show Brand Representative Grady Pfeiffer states “This is a great opportunity for dealers to shine in front of their peers, to really showcase their talents and the scope of their products and the customizing capabilities of their dealerships and gifted staff members. Custom building and entering competitions are great ways for dealers to promote and grow their businesses. Since everyone is looking for new revenue generators, this topic will be addressed in the educational seminars as well”
The Ultimate Dealer Bike Show will have a three class format with motorcycles categorized as freestyle – unlimited anything goes; modified bagger – must include fairing and saddlebags and modified bobber – no front fender and solo seats preferred; and showcase – a special non-competitive class for exhibitors. Judging will be conducted by leading industry experts including high-profile builders and industry luminaries with the top bikes in each class receiving awards. Winners will be featured in Dealernews, the leading powersports publication. An awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 19, at the show. Space is limited, so interested dealers should call Biker Pros at 919-886-5075 for more details.(pictures@cyrilhuze)