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Tuesday 18 October 2022

Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited NVP Dealer Expo Part 6



Trask Performance: "Killing It" in Bagger racing, Arizona based Trask Performance offers dealers access to a wide range of race-proven Bagger performance parts as designed for and used on its own race bike - these include billet tail sections, air cleaners and exhausts, handlebars and risers, billet swingarms and engine covers, including a 'CheckM8' vented transmission top cover;

Highsider: Owned by Hamburg based Paaschburg & Wunderlich (and recently acquired by WPS owner Arrowhead Engineered Products as part of the acquisition of European distributor BIHR), Highsider brand custom parts and accessories became available in the USA for the first time this year. Billed as "German engineered - for whatever you ride," the Morgan Hill, California operation is being headed up by former Custom Chrome and Kuryakyn president Holger Mohr. Available for 'metric' cruisers and street bikes as well as Harley and Indian models, Highsider designs are "all about contemporary, efficient technology and superior quality." The initial product launch includes mirrors, headlights, turn signals, taillights and related accessories such as handlebar weights, handlebar grips and load equalizers;,

LA Choppers: Huntington Beach, California, Tolmar Manufacturing (owned by New York based Private Equity investor BRS & Co.) owns and operates Trinity Racing, Baron Custom Accessories and, seen here, LA Choppers. In addition to performance risers, speedo mounts and more, LA Choppers is best known for its handlebar program - including the recently developed 'Kage Fighter' T-Bars. The parent company recently increased its portfolio of brands serving the UTV, ATV and motorcycle markets, with three acquisitions to the burgeoning group - Todd's Cycle, a Hawaii based handlebar parts and accessories brand for motorcycles, Hesperia, California based 5150 Whips, a manufacturer and marketer of LED lighting and safety flags for UTVs, and Boat Whipz, a manufacturer and marketer of LED lights for off-road and watercraft vehicles;

Öhlins USA: The Hendersonville, North Carolina based U.S. subsidiary of the now Tenneco owned high-tech Swedish suspension manufacturer recently moved to strengthen its domestic American management team with the hiring of Paul Devine as Head of Sales and Marketing. The former Harley man reports to Managing Director Scott MacDonald, who is quoted as having said that "Paul is respected in the industry for his knowledge, leadership and results driven abilities. He will be a huge asset for our business and our vision for the future";

Andrews Products: The Mount Pleasant, Illinois based manufacturer has been providing "engineered solutions to drive the design and manufacture of camshafts, pushrods, transmission gears and related parts for Harleys for 50 years." The company's M-8 camshafts for 107 and 114 cubic inch M-8 models with stock valve springs "unlock the great potential for power gains from the high efficiency four-valve heads." Options run from the 900600 bolt-in cam with more torque on 107" engines and a rapid torque rise from 1,000 to 5,800 rpm, right up to the 919916 for 107/114" M-8s with stock valve springs- "the 'go-to' for increased power and torque throughout the entire rpm range in 117, 124 and 143 engines";

Figurati Designs: A new name to us here at AMD - the Northfield, Ohio based parts designer makes covers, swingarm covers, seat screws, heel-toe shifter covers, docking covers, M-8 and Twin Cam timing covers;

Lindby Custom: Legendary engine bar designer Per Lindby is still selling his original patented engine guard and Highway peg. Recent new designs include adjustable footrests for FLH models;