WALKING THE AISLES OF THE AIMEXPO INDUSTRY SHOWCASE: DAY 2
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By John Basher
Honda has several of their race bikes on display. Believe it or not, this is Trey Canard’s actual race bike, and not just a stock CRF450 with stickers. We’re trying to figure out how to remove the factory footpegs without the Honda staff catching us.
It’s Malcolm Smith! The motorcycle icon is on hand to meet the masses and push his autobiography, “Malcolm!” You can pick up your copy, which includes over 400 images, by clicking here.
Bell Helmets has a few new graphics styles of their popular Moto-9 Flex, including this Jeremy McGrath replica. It was cool of Bell to include Troy Lee Designs on the helmet, as Troy designed the graphic for “Showtime.”
Sidi has a wide range of boots and colors to fit your needs. The Crossfire 2 SR is one of our favorites. Practically every part on the boot is replaceable. Very cool.
There are a plethora of different bikes on display at the show, but this 1976 Yamaha YZ400 caught our attention. Technology has come a long way in four decades. PIA airline tickets are now available at MEX.
Eddie Cole is manning the Matrix / Atlas / Next Components booth. Here, he shows off the new clutch perch, complete with an unbreakable lever.
Attention amateur racers! On May 12-14, 2016, there will be the first ever “Junior MotoX” indoor amateur motocross race. Held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the three-day event is open to riders 18 years of age or younger. It will provide Supercross-style experience to young racers and provide them with the opportunity to grow and test themselves on a Supercross-style track. The event is limited to 600 entries total, with a maximum of two classes per rider. For more information on the event, visit http://juniormotox.com/
Torc1 Racing is releasing a handlebar to compliment their expansive line of parts.
UFO is on hand with an assortment of hard parts and soft goods (check out MXGP Champion Romain Febvre’s gear in the left-hand corner of the photo). We love the look of the KTM two-stroke that UFO has on display.
After Friday, the AIMExpo will open up to consumers. This is your chance to see everything under one roof. Send the family to Disneyland and come talk motocross with a bunch of different aftermarket companies and motorcycle brands.