The Vancouver Motorcycle Show held at Abbotsford’s Tradex Centre in January has come and gone for another year. This is our biggest show annually and we continue to build on the success of this show each year. This was the first year exhibiting our Motorcycle Transportation Systems products which were well received, but the consumer focus remains on our Behind Bars Handlebar Hardware products.
Without having the actual statistics, traffic at the show seemed lighter than in prior years, maybe by as much as 20%. The weather was good this year, so maybe folks were out skiing or sledding instead. Despite that decrease, our sales continue to increase year over year as our clients have come to expect to find us there as they prepare their rides for new 2013 adventures.
Our single most popular product at the show was the RAM X-Grip™ Handlebar Mount Kit. This kit is so simple and so flexible that it sells itself once clients can see it and try it for themselves on our displays. The same kit can be purchased in a Control Mount configuration for attachment to the brake or clutch side perch bolts for those without tubular handlebars. The X-Grip™ was designed to support phones without having to remove sleeves or “bumper cases” that are so popular. The rubber gripper “arms” hold the device very securely making it ideal for motorcycle and ATV applications. Having SOLD OUT at the show, we are pleased to advise they are back in stock! Here they are, together with a couple of other Best Sellers from the show.
The show is so busy we don’t get much of a chance to wander away from our booth to check out other vendors or all the new bikes on display. But there was one bad boy that caught our eye. The new Honda F6B looks like an awesome machine for the style of riding we enjoy most. One-up “aggressive” touring. If you haven’t seen them yet, they are worth a look. They took the stuff I don’t need off the Gold Wing. Not sure I need to own one, but I am looking forward to trying one out!
Warmer weather will soon be with us so it is time to get our bikes ready and add those accessories we need for this years adventures. Whether you are sprucing up your old faithful ride or decking out a new bike to make it “your own”, be sure to browse our Handlebar Hardware section when planning your next trip.