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Easyriders V-Twin Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

February 2010 marked the tenth anniversary of Easyriders' V-Twin Expo. This B2B extravaganza seeks to stimulate commerce at both ends of the chopper trade by giving manufacturers, wholesalers, builders and retailers a one-stop shopping experience for all that is rad, righteous or ridiculous in today's custom market.

ChopCult editors and contributors converged at Paisano Publishing's glitzy affair to see and hear what the industry's biggest and brightest stars have up their sleeve for tomorrow's hard-core custom motorcycle fan. What we saw surprised us, but it didn't seem to phaze the average motorcycle retailer. As we anticipated, baggers, baubles and bullshit dominated the show floor, with cool, affordable parts and accessories for the blue-collar builder barely blipping the radar.

Follow now as we peel back the skin on a very big onion to show you just how desperate beleaguered players in today's bloated and overpriced scene have become. What we captured may bring a tear to your eye.


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Commented on 2-12-2010 At 05:08 am
 

Nothing wrong with a little Butt Waxx before a 5 mile ride I always say.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 05:30 am
 

Great first pic.. That Sportster with the green-tank.
Nice one!

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 05:43 am
 

Very nice overview of the event. Wish I could have been there.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 05:55 am
 

How did I miss the Pet Palace???

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 06:10 am
 

Good job on weeding through the BS, some good shots of some nice (and notso nice) bikes. You should have smacked the fuck that painted that Knuck. That guys obviously and asshole.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 06:14 am
 

love the commentary!

McGoo delivers every time.

grazie.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 06:21 am
 

Great overview. Hey, couldn't find a working URL for Ed Martin's Mr. Lucky ... I'd like to check out more of his XS builds.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 07:18 am
 

The horror, the horror...

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 08:25 am
 

The show was kind of scary this year. Not as scary as seeing Kyle hung over. But scary enough. It was half hearted in my opinion compared to previous years. Although I did get some great deals on parts from some of the bigger reps. It seems they're willing to deal a little more now that sales are down.

And Rollins got ventilated in the shitter stall of a tattoo shop last season.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 08:34 am
 

hey...I represent that comment....

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 09:20 am
 

overall im glad i wasnt there... yekk.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 09:21 am
 

"Trick your customers." Sounds like they may have stolen that marketing ploy from the MoCo. I keep waiting for them to figure out that the RUBs don't have 200k in home equity anymore. No more bullshit. Just stop.

And don't get me started on the Ness approved Victory designs. Christ. And to think, that dude used have some class.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 10:02 am
 

why doesn't Easyriders do the exact same show but open to the general public. Hell aren't we the people their wanting to sell this shit too anyway. You would think these company's would want our opinions, no wander the small guy starting to make it in this industry. Thank god for builders like Fab Kevin and the Limpnickie lot builders and etc.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 11:10 am
 

I always miss out on big events. I'm not really feeling the loss on this one

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 11:17 am
 

Sorry Kyle, couldn't resist. It was good meetin you and Jason at the show.
And they do a show similar to that one Don. It's this weekend in Columbus Ohio.

http://www.easyridersevents.com/category.aspx?p=Bi...

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 01:06 pm
 

the blue knuckle Bling brought was nice! The Biltwell party was worth going to cincy and met some great people. ALWAYS like being with the Haints!!!

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 02:01 pm
 

So where is this industry headed? We know for one thing that these "leaders" don't know jack from jill.
Tradition and integrity have turned into trends and trickery. Fucking disgusting... I'm going for a ride.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 04:10 pm
 

Apparently Minnesota isnt the only place with lame motorcycle conventions.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 06:47 pm
 

Look, Jay Roche and I are in slide #8 looking at the West Eagle Tanks.. hahaha

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 07:16 pm
 

Hiro is the man! I love talking to him. I wish I could have made the show but running the shop is priority number one.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 08:00 pm
 

WTF is butt waxx? I aint googling that shit because im at work and dont need the headache.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 08:39 pm
 

These big shows remind me of our wonderful government. They are so fucking out of touch with what "we" are interested in or can actually afford. I'd be interested to find out just how many $8,500 S&S knuckles have actually been sold or how many Evil Engineering 4" belt drives have been sold for $3,395 bones, etc.,.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 08:56 pm
 

"WTF is butt waxx? I aint googling that shit because im at work and dont need the headache."

Its an ointment you slather on your ass and taint to eliminate butt chafing caused by iron butting it.

Commented on 2-12-2010 At 11:42 pm
 

Some great gag-gifts.Butt wax & Bozo's knucklehead?...holy shit!!!...maybe they should call this one the Barnum & Bailey Expo!

Commented on 2-13-2010 At 06:36 am
 

What was Ed Martin thinking?!?! Bringing those XS 650's? Doesn't he know that it's the "V-Twin" expo? Oh yeah, he's probably thinking those were two of the best looking bikes there, you know what? He's right. Oh yeah, that Knuck- it makes me plum crazy:)

Commented on 2-13-2010 At 11:46 am
 

"It was all for the kids." Bill&Magoo THANKS FOR THE HELMET!!!! It's gonna get salty.....

Commented on 2-14-2010 At 03:00 pm
 

The pic of the bagger on the front cover was almost as bad as the knuckle. I would have enjoyed seeing some of this stuff, but mostly partying with everyone at teh BroDown

Commented on 2-14-2010 At 08:16 pm
 

Just back from the Cincy show and have to say it was an eye opener! The show was smaller and quieter than expected. Major piss off for us was the lack of interest from some dealers in selling their product or even worse... the lack of knowledge of their own product! How do you sell your shit if you don't know your shit! Gotta say the Biltwell party made up for the lack luster show. Hats off to you guys! Oh ya... someone tell Finch to stop taking acid!

Commented on 2-16-2010 At 03:47 pm
 

THANKS FOR THE COVERAGE! AT LEAST I NOW KNOW WHAT KIND OF TURN THE INDUSTRY IS TAKING. EXCUSE ME I NEED TO RUN FOR THE BATHROOM,AH SHIT -TOO LATE

Commented on 3-3-2010 At 02:59 am
 

I really love teh KK supply sportster wtih the green tank !! who did it ? where to find more pics ?

Commented on 3-3-2010 At 07:00 am
 

What's with the Arlen trike? I can't believe that all these photos show the future of the bike world. Good to see that some still have common sense. R

Commented on 3-10-2010 At 06:31 am
 

THE PET PALACE WOW!!!

Commented on 12-19-2011 At 10:15 am
 

rsd needs to lay off the logo slap-n.they have some trick stuff,but i dont care for the branding on every part.that clear line is pretty cool but i dont want to pay 1200 bucks to have 4 rsd badges on my bike.plus i dont want to pay 1200 bucks.

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