News GPSO 'Biker Down' Wins Indy Expo Grand Prize

GPSO ‘Biker Down’ Wins Indy Expo Grand Prize

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Advanstar Communications, Inc.., a leading provider of integrated media solutions for the powersports industry, recently announced GPSO "Biker Down" Motorcycle Crash Sensor as the grand-prize Dealer’s Choice Award winner in the Fourth Annual Dealer Expo Kickstart New Product Contest, held in conjunction with the 2011 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The competition recognizes the hottest new products in the powersports industry based on innovation, design and manufacturing quality, marketability, and distinction in the marketplace.

The GPSO "Biker Down" Motorcycle Crash Sensor is a multi-functional GPS real time tracking and monitoring device. This is ideal for the rider who crashes off road or in a remote area, out of the line of sight, day or night, is injured or unconscious, cannot be seen, or needs to make an emergency call from his phone.

The impact of a crash will send an alert to a 24-hour monitoring center, which then calls the rider’s cell phone and if no answer, will automatically activate the 911 system sending emergency medical services to the latitude and longitude of the crash. GPSO "Biker Down" Motorcycle Crash Sensor is an all in one device with anti-theft ignition shut down, owner viewing of the device location, speed, distance and stops and starts information.

The device is waterproof, making it perfect for mounting on motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs and jet skis – and the device is transferrable from one to the other.

Michael Botos Sr. (Recontrak GPS Systems COO) says: "I have been a motorcycle rider since I was 11 years old and realize that at some point every rider goes down. It’s great to have the product sell but if we can save just one person’s life by speeding up the location time of a down rider, it’s all worth it. We believe this is the most important motorcycle safety product since the helmet."

"Being a winner in the 2011 Dealer Expo Kickstart Contest and displaying our new product at Dealer Expo has proved to be an invaluable experience. We were able to introduce thousands of dealers and distributors to our product, meet members of the media and, most importantly, sign up dealers from across the country to carry GPSO Crash Sensors in their shops.

"The amount of exposure we received by being at Dealer Expo and the overwhelmingly positive response from dealers that visited our display has been phenomenal."

All 10 Kickstart winners’ products were on display at the 2011 Dealer Expo, where attendees voted for to select this year’s Dealer’s Choice Award winner GPSO "Biker Down" Motorcycle Crash Sensors.

The 2011 Dealer Expo Top 10 Kickstart winners were as follows (Company / Product):

  • Houser Racing / Tree Hugger Nerf Bars
  • Kali Protectives / Naza Carbon Helmets
  • No Limit Wheels, LLC / No Limit Wheels
  • ReconTrak GPS Systems / GPSO "Biker Down" Motorcycle Crash Sensor
  • Risk Racing / RR1 Ride-On Lift
  • Risk Racing / FLEXiT Light
  • Sena Technology / Sena SMH10
  • Shorai, Inc. / Shorai LFX Lithium Powersports Batteries
  • Twisted Throttle, LLC / AERO ABS Sidecase System
  • Twisted Throttle, LLC / On/Off Road Convertible Footpegs

Kickstart is a program for qualified Dealer Expo exhibitors created to recognize new up-and-coming products. Companies were required to submit product information and related marketing documents including product photos via an online application.

A judging committee, made up of dealers from the show’s Full Throttle Dealer VIP Buyers Program, whittled down more than 150 submissions to select the top 10 winners. The 2011 Dealer Expo took place Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20, 2011, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information about Kickstart visit

About Recontrak GPS Systems
Nashville, Tennessee-based Recontrak GPS Systems, GPSO Biker Down Motorcycle Crash Sensor’s parent company offers a variety of global positioning satellite devices for children, adults, Alzheimer’s patients, law enforcement needs and now motorcycle riders. For more information about GPSO Motorcycle Crash Sensors, please visit

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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