Luggage & Parts at AIMExpo 2014

Byron Wilson | November 17, 2014
Dowco: Willie & Max, Iron Rider, Fastrax

Dowco carries a number of companies which specialize in luggage for different types of motorcycling. Willie & Max is geared toward the cruiser segment, and its new Swingarm bags are available in brown or black leather, made completely in the United States of America. Retail price starts at $189.99.

Iron Rider also has the cruiser in mind with its line of roll bags, tank bags and tour trunks. Some of Iron Rider’s forthcoming items were on display, set for release winter 2015. The Quest Tour Rack Bag ($229.99) was one, constructed from 1680D polyester with water resistant zippers, an integrated universal mounting system with quick release buckles and up to 55 liters capacity. Iron Rider also had its new Rumble Tail Bag ($179.99) on display, which can be mounted to the rear fender, rear seat or luggage rack. It’s two bags in one with a larger base and smaller bag on top that can be disconnected and used solo.

Fastrax is Dowco’s Adventure Touring arm, and the Backroads Large Tank Bag ($159.99) comes replete with features, such as hi-viz inner lining for easy visibility, strap and magnetic mounts, a sewn-in rain hood for additional weather protection and a backpack sling. Internal mesh pockets offer extra storage options and a hydration bladder port is included on top of the bag.

Wolfman Luggage

Wolfman Luggage had items from its 2015 Enduro Dry series, which includes a set of dry saddlebags and a dry duffel. Made from X-Pac four-ply sailcloth fabric, the Enduro Dry series bags are abrasion and tear resistant, water repellent and built to withstand the abuses of Dual Sport and Adventure Touring.

Giant Loop

Giant Loop had its new Fandango Tank Bag mounted, an eight liter piece of luggage which is made from 22-ounce coated polyester Bomb Shell, reinforced with foam. It comes with a rubber electronics port, D-ring harness mounts for the optional Pannier Pockets, and a concealed document pocket. The company also showed-off its Diablo Tank Bag, which features many of the same qualities of the Fandango, in a smaller package, offering four liters of storage. Both bags are available in Standard and Pro versions. 
Continental TKC70 Tires

Continental blended aspects from its TKC 80 off-road tire with elements from the ContiTrailAttack 2 on-road adventure tire to come up with the new TKC 70. It offers off-road capability with street chops, and is being described as the “only trail tire with a radial design constructed for off-road use.” The TKC70 is handmade in Germany, features Continental’s semi-dual compound technology and RainGrip, a new compound developed specifically for wet conditions.

Two Brothers Comp-S Exhaust for V-Twins

Two Brothers Racing has long been in the business of providing exhaust systems for sport machines, but announced its foray into the V-Twin market during AIMExpo 2014. The TBR Comp-S systems will be available for Harley-Davidson Dyna, Sportster, Softail and FL series motorcycles, as well as the Star Bolt. For the Dyna, Sportster and Bolt, customers will be able to choose from brushed steel or ceramic black finish while the Softail and FL versions will be either chrome plated or ceramic black. All options will keep some sport flair thanks to the carbon fiber end caps. TBR also developed an accompanying Comp-V 2-into-1 intake system to complement each new Comp-S exhaust.

Vance & Hines

Vance & Hines revealed new kit for the Harley-Davidson Street 500 & 750 as well as the Star Bolt, offering its Competition Series Slip-On exhaust made from stainless steel. The company also announced new products for Victory and Indian motorcycles.

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Byron Wilson

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