2024 AIMEXPO POWERSPORTS TRADE SHOW

2024 AIMEXPO POWERSPORTS TRADE SHOW

Check out the latest products and trends in powersports By the staff of Dirt Wheels

2024 AIMEXPO POWERSPORTS TRADE SHOW

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is an annual trade show that brings industry professionals, vehicle and aftermarket product manufacturers, powersports dealers, and the media together to explore new and existing products over three days. Now in its 11th year, held each February at the Las Vegas Convention Center, AIMExpo is considered one of North America’s top annual industry shows. It’s an excellent opportunity for the staff of Dirt Wheels to talk to vendors about the growth of ATV and UTV markets, hear about the latest innovations coming to powersports vehicles, and explore the newest aftermarket products coming down the pipe. Here’s a taste of some of our favorite products for 2024.

YAMAHA WOLVERINE X2 HARD CAB ENCLOSURE

Yamaha had its new complete hard-cab enclosure for the Wolverine X2 side-by-side on display. The Wolverine X2 is Yamaha’s budget-friendly recreational side-by-side with models starting at $15,799. The cab enclosure can be purchased simultaneously, or the doors, windshield, and rear window can be bought separately. The system uses a sliding rear window; the doors are lockable and well sealed to keep wind and dust out. The front portion of the side windows can be opened fully or vented to force air through the cab. Yamaha also has an aftermarket heater kit that works well with the enclosure in the winter. Visit YamahaMotorsports.com for more info, and check out our video of the enclosed cab system at DirtWheelsMag.com.

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SEGWAY SUPER VILLAIN TURBO AND HYBRID

Segway’s all-new SX20 Gas Turbo and SX20 Hybrid Super Villains got a lot of attention, with crowds always gathered around them throughout the show. The Gas Turbo version makes 235 horsepower, while the Hybrid pumps 330 horses from its gas/electric performance engine. We learned a few new details about these new high-performance side-by-sides at the AIMExpo: The SX20 Gas Turbo will start around $30,000 MSRP, and the Hybrid will run approximately $40,000. They’re amazingly spacious and comfortable; feature four-point harnesses with a single buckle release; and the extra-large, center-mount, full-color display provides more information than we had time to go through. Segway claims that four-door versions are also in the works. Visit Powersports.Segway.com for more info.

ATTURO TRAIL BLADE BOSS SxS TIRE

Atturo Tire’s race-tested Trail Blade Boss SxS tire is finally available for the recreational side-by-side market. This 8-ply, steel-belted tire has alternating shoulder blocks for ultimate sidewall protection and bite. It also has integrated bead protection to protect expensive wheels. High void gaps between lugs offer square biting edges for ultimate traction for climbing rocks and clawing through sand and mud. Sizing ranges from 28x10R14 to 35x10R15. These tires also include Atturo’s 24-month Trail Hazard Protection at no additional cost. If it can’t be repaired, you get a free replacement. See your local Atturo dealer for pricing, and visit Atturo.com for more info.

POLARIS RANGER XD 1500

Polaris had many models on display, including the “extreme duty” Ranger XD 1500 UTV. Even more impressive in person, this workhorse gets a 110-horsepower 1500cc engine, 105 pound-feet of torque, Steeldrive automatic transmission, 1500-pound box capacity, and it will tow 3500 pounds. The base three-seat model comes well equipped for $29,999. From there, you can upgrade to six-seat Crew cabs and Premium or NorthStar Edition Ultimate trim levels with fully enclosed HVAC-equipped cabs. Visit Polaris.com for more info.

KAYO BULL 300 EFI

Kayo’s upped utility displacement for 2024 with its new Bull 300 EFI ATV. For those looking for a machine that can handle light-duty chores, such as moving cargo, pulling farm implements like sprayers and arena drags, and hitting the trail when the work is done, this ATV is a solid value at $4299. It has a liquid-cooled 270cc engine with EFI, an automatic CVT, front and rear racks, a tow hitch, and hydraulic disc brakes. Visit RideKayo.com for more info.

DENAGO POWERSPORTS E-HAWK 6

This electric ATV for ages 6 and up is perfect for riding at home or anywhere with quiet performance. It features a brushless electric motor and a quick-change battery with up to two hours of run-time per charge. Denago also sells spare batteries for non-stop fun. This model comes with dual-A-arm front suspension, adjustable shocks, LED lighting, a tethered engine shutoff switch, and phone app connectivity, allowing parents to control speed, track the ATV’s location, and check the remaining run-time. The E-Hawk 6 is available in seven colorways. Pricing will be announced soon. Go to DenagoPowersports.com for more info, and see the E-Hawk 6 in action at DirtWheelsMag.com.

MAXXIS ROCKZILLA TIRES

Maxxis Tire had Mike Farmer’s Kawasaki Teryx KRX 4 1000 on display with the highly popular Roxxzilla treads on all four corners. These tires are designed for rock crawling and are a favorite for King of the Hammers pro-level side-by-side competition. The standard ML7 Roxxzilla comes in 30- and 32-inch sizes, while the competition ML8 Roxxzilla—made with a “sticky” compound for ultimate grip—can be had in sizes up to 37 inches. All versions are 8-ply rated and have tight center tread blocks for excellent gripping qualities and puncture resistance, and layered fanged sidewalls for additional traction and protection. Visit Maxxis.com for more info.

KENDON STAND-UP TRAILERS

Kendon Stand-Up trailers are the perfect option for homeowners with limited space to park vehicles and trailers. When not used, the trailer will fold up and stand on end, taking up a maximum of 150 inches in width and 27 inches in depth. The trailers can be used for cargo, motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs under 2000 pounds. The trailers feature independent torsion-bar suspension, 13-inch Raceline wheels with radial tires, a powdercoat finish in your choice of six colors, loading ramps that store under the trailer, and a three-year and five-year extended factory warranty. Kendon Stand-Up trailers for ATV and UTV applications start at $5099. Go to KendonUSA.com for more information.

ONX OFFROAD

onX Offroad has quickly become our go-to navigation app. We’ve been testing the onX Elite plan for a while and have only touched on the easy-to-use features and capabilities. The app includes over 650,000 miles of trails with guidebook details that include difficulty rating, distance, seasonal open- and closed-access information, trail width, GPS coordinates, elevation information, and more! You can view the maps in different modes, including recent satellite imagery. The app also tells you if you’re on public lands and who maintains those lands, or if you’re on private land and who owns it. It also works when you’re completely offline. You can get a Premium membership for $34.99 a year, including off-road trails, public lands information in the USA and unlimited offline maps. Step up to the Elite membership for $99 a year and you also get private-land-ownership information in the USA and Canada; off-road trail and public land information in the USA, Mexico, and Canada; and Elite-Exclusive Pro peals from onX Offroad. Visit onX Offroad online at onXmaps.com for more info.

SP CONNECT ROLL CAGE PHONE MOUNT

SP Connect makes a wide range of phone mounts for numerous applications. These are perfect when using your phone to display navigation apps like onX Offroad. SP Connect has several mounts for powersports vehicles, including this universal SP Connect Roll cage mount. The mount clamps onto any part of your roll cage or fixed tube-shaped structure. It can be adjusted in infinite positions for the perfect view. All that’s needed for installation is the Allen wrench included with the mount. SP Connect also sells its branded smartphone cases with the Twist & Lock system for quick disconnect when leaving the vehicle so that they can be used with other SP Connect mounts at home and in your car/truck. SP Connect phone cases or clamps start at $24.99, and mounts begin around $20. The roll cage mount we are currently testing runs for $99.99. Visit SP-Connect.com for more info.

 

 

 

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