AIMExpo 2017 Day 1 and Day 2 Report
The action continues on the 2nd Media Day at the 2017 AIMExpo in Columbus, OH. (For Day 1 coverage, see the next page of this article). Here are photo galleries of a couple of things that caught our eyes while exploring the venue.
Vemar brought two new offerings to display that tailor to the dual-sport and adventure touring crowd. The KONA is full-fledged ADV helmet, complete with windscreen, aerodynamic visor, and sunshield. It's based on the TAKU off-road helmet, which we can't stop raving about, especially for its price point. The SHARKI is a modular style helmet designed to be comfortable for long distance touring.
Honda brought their entire line-up to fill their massive display. Although no new bikes were announced at AIMExpo for 2018, leaked photos of a new Goldwing are being passed around the internet. Surprisingly, this year's event has presented more growth in electric and Chinese bikes for the dual-sport/ADV segment, than all of the major OEM's combined.
TwistedThrottle.com took over the media hub to present their impressive new CANsmart Plug-N-Play controller. Its designed to give its users a wide range of adjustability over their electronics. The system is designed for BMW R1200 LC-Series motorcycles features dozens of features, accessible through your pc. Two seperate light circuits allow independent adjustment of low and high beams, a first we've seen in the industry. the CANsmart Plug-N-Play controller is compatible with all DENALI brand lights.
One of our favorite bikes of the event is a perfectly restored original Goldwing. This particular model was a protype (the 2nd off the line) and has about 100 different parts compared to the full production model. Master motorcyle restorer Pete Boody spent about a year putting the GL together and fabricating parts. As far as he knows, there are only three of these prototypes still in existance.
Tomorrow the convention center opens to the public. If you'll be attending, be sure to visit us at booth #957. We're also hosting a fundraiser presentation with ADV-VIPs, Sam Manicom and Dan Rintz. The presentation will support the Motorcycle Relief Project to build a sidecar for disabled veterans. Don't miss the show in conference room A110-112 at 2pm!
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