The Indianapolis Dealer Expo is an annual convention for international powersports manufacturers, dealers and enthusiasts. The 2012 Indianapolis Dealer Expo took place February 17th to 19th. Motorcycle, ATV/UTV and other powersports industries have analyzed the new products and released video from the show floor.
Expo organizers reported that retail attendance at the recent Dealer Expo and American V-Twin Dealer Show increased by 6 percent over 2011. Increased attendance was attributed to more franchised and independent dealers that showed up, but also specialty retailers, service businesses and volume buyers.
The Midwest Tour attended the show and gathered great video footage of the products that Midwest Tour staff Tom Bradley and Brittany Newman witnessed there.
Atv.com puts out an annual report with their pick of top 10 innovative products for ATVs and UTVs. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s report.
A brand-new dual exhaust system by Vance & Hines made for Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 and Polaris RZR XP 900. It’s a non-slip on pipe with a dual-header that flows into one merge collector and feeds into two stainless steel mufflers. It offers a boost in power, but still passes noise requirements.
DragonFire Racing showed the Gauge Cluster, a gauge on your dash which measures voltage, water temperature and oil pressure. Choose the color to match your machine and be happy when it saves your engine when it starts leaking oil if you’ve snagged a sharp rock.
A three-piece wheel made of two lightweight aluminum wheel halves bolted to a billet center was featured by Douglas Wheel & Tire. It’s useful if you damage your wheel, you won’t have to replace the whole thing. Also you can swap out a piece so you can offset your machine for different types of riding.
It’s possible that the ProMan PTO will change the way farmers and land-workers take care of their land. PTO stands for Power Take-Off and it is a series of attachable hydraulic systems designed to mow hilly fields, ditches, yards, blow leaves and debris, split firewood and more. It detaches, allowing you to quickly go back to using a recreational vehicle.
For more ATV/UTV products with pictures, read the full report here. For a quick, one-minute video of ATV/UTV products at the expo recorded by ATV Rider Magazine, watch below.