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Black Brand: The fast-growing apparel brand is described as a “premiere head-to-toe apparel line for cruiser riders, giving choices both in styling and function.” Said to combine affordable price-points with a level of features and quality normally associated with more expensive apparel programs; Galfer USA: Best known as the originators of the ‘Wave’ rotor, the Barcelona, Spain based manufacturer offers brake pads, lines and rotors and hoses for the majority of motorcycle segments, including Harleys, as OE replacements and performance upgrades. Check out the popular ‘Skull’ rotor design, selling really well in the custom and V-twin markets; Cobra Engineering: Cobra offers a deep portfolio for M-8 Touring and Softail applications, including everything from slip-on mufflers to full systems, led by the popular ‘Neighbor Hater’ series of slip-ons. With a limited lifetime warranty, the company says that the exhaust's overall quality is a given, and the power gains are impressive. The aggressively styled ‘El Diablo’ line of 2-into-1 full systems fit across the entire Harley line-up. Additionally, Cobra introduced a full line of affordable detachable backrests that includes fitments for Baggers, Sportsters, Dynas and even the new Softails; Wiseco: Last year’s introduction of proprietary coated Black Edition pistons will be followed up by more new products from the Mentor, Ohio specialist this year. The Black Edition line featured two new coatings that Wiseco describes as “industry firsts” - ArmorFit coating on the piston skirt, and ArmorX coating on the crown and ring grooves. Said to offer superior protection against wear, smooth and quiet operation, and maximized efficiency, they are available for M-8s and popular Twin Cam and Rushmore model engines (SE heads); Avon Tyres: Last year saw the leading custom tire manufacturer add to its ever-popular Cobra range of touring tires with two new fronts (130/60B19 and 130/60B21) and two new rears (160/70B17 and 180/55B18). A firm favorite with custom shops, custom bike builders and performance custom engineers, Avon’s Cobras were introduced as a replacement line for the venerable Venoms. Described as delivering “style and performance for cruisers, customs and tourers”; Motion Pro: Founded in 1984 by 6-day ISDT gold medal winner Chris Carter, his Loomis, California based specialty tools and accessory enterprise marked the reboot of the AFT Twins Presented by Vance & Hines series last year by signing a multi-year sponsorship to be the official cable, tool and controls vendor and brand for the series. Under the guidance of V- twin Product Planner Joe Fratis, the company continues to grow its specialty V-twin program of tools, cables, throttles and accessories; 28 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2018