V-Twin Expo 2016 'Industry Excellence' Awards
The highlight of this year's annual V-Twin Expo awards saw Mike Taylor of Barnett Tool & Engineering accept this year's 'Industry Leader of the Year' accolade in recognition of the contribution that he and his wife Colleen Taylor have made in their time owning and operating the Ventura, California based cables and clutches market leader.
Established in 1948 by Colleen's father Charlie Barnett, it is one of the oldest motorcycle aftermarket businesses and one of the very few that has remained in the original founder's family ownership.
Another industry veteran, Joel Felty of Monrovia, California based Headwinds won the 'Value Product of the Year' award for his H4 LED headlight bulb, with Dakota Digital scooping 'Accessory of the Year', Californian exhaust manufacturer Freedom Performance the 'Performance Product of the Year' and S&S Cycle taking the 'Tech Product of the Year' for their TC3 oil pump.
2016 Industry Leader of the Year
Mike Taylor, CFO Barnett Tool & Engineering
2016 Tech Product of the Year
S&S Cycle, Inc. - TC3 oil pump
2016 Value Product of the Year
Headwinds - H4 LED headlight bulb
2016 Audio Product of the Year
Hogtunes - Lower speaker adaptors for liquid cooled Baggers
2016 Performance Product of the Year
Freedom Performance exhaust - American Outlaw High 2into1
2016 Accessory of the Year
Dakota Digital - MCL3014 gauge set for '14up Baggers
2016 Motorcycle of the Year
Victory Motorcycles - Victory Magnum
2016 Custom Production Motorcycle of the Year
Indian Motorcycle - Indian Chief Dark Horse
2016 Cruiser Motorcycle of the Year
HarleyDavidson - Fat Boy S