AIMExpo 2019 is bringing together so many different motorcycle industry exhibitors under one roof (and outside) of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, from September 26–29, 2019. With so many manufacturers, aftermarket companies, and gear companies the amount of products and services are abundant. Here are just a few that caught our eye while we roamed the convention center floor.
Industrial Moto G.U.S.Industrial Moto G.U.S. (Serena Bleeker/)
Situated in the Kenda booth this tiny, but mighty Grom was on display with a sidecar attachment full of camping equipment. Industrial Moto partnered with Kenda for this Grom Utility Sidecar on display. You can see Kenda's Big Block tire affixed, ready to take on the gravel roads to the campsite. The company is based out of Virginia and not only makes sidecar attachments for Honda Groms, but for Honda Monkeys and Kawasaki Z125s as well. Click here for more information. Looking for even more mods of the Grom? Check out this list of top performance mods for the minibike.
RAM Mount Quick GripRAM Mount Quick Grip (Serena Bleeker/)
Smartphones seem to be getting larger, and in order to accommodate them RAM Mounts is offering the Quick Grip as the solution. The RAM Mount Quick Grip cradle shown here is designed to fit larger phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for example. Like RAM Mounts' other products, the Quick Grip system is modular, allowing you to attach it to your bike with the different bases or cradles, so prices do vary.
Atlas Throttle LockAtlas Throttle Lock (Serena Bleeker/)
Described as a “mechanical” cruise control by the folks at the booth, this Atlas Throttle Lock gives you the chance to hold your throttle position with the touch of a button. While at first I questioned the safety of the device, they did say that the throttle can be twisted while the lock is engaged, and there’s a button to disengage the device. On the throttle grip demo the device did not take much grip space. The device comes in either polished chrome ($145) or black ($135). Also, they informed me they’ll be launching in summer of 2020 a “Safe Brake” system, which is a new electronic disengage for the Throttle Lock which will turn off the Throttle Lock with input from the clutch, front brake, or rear brake.
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