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LeoVince USA continues to evolve and grow, and the company is now an independent distributor under the continued guidance of President and CEO Tim Calhoun. Now known as LeoVince USA Specialized Products Distribution, the shift will allow LeoVince USA to continue building strategic distribution partnerships with other quality brands.
For Calhoun, who has been a part of LeoVince USA since its inception over 9 years ago, this is the next step toward bringing the best performance products to both dealers and their customers.Tim Calhoun
says: “As LeoVince in Europe undergoes a dramatic reorganization and modernization to offer a more market-specific approach to product development, Leo Vince USA is diversifying to not only offer our current lines of performance products but a rapidly-growing collection of exceptional brands, as well.“This change will have a positive impact for riders and dealers who want exceptional products that are sold and serviced by a technically savvy staff, offering a rarely-seen ease of doing business. We’re selling items we use ourselves that we can stand behind. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”For the past two years, LeoVince USA has been adding distribution partners such as Airoh Helmets, GPR, Vortex Racing, BMC Filters, Dion Device, VARTA powersports batteries and Bridgestone Race Tires. Calhoun says that list will continue to grow, but LeoVince USA will choose only a small selection of the top performance products.Tim Calhoun
says: “We want to continue to identify great brands, ride them, test them and then offer them to our dealer network. We want to correctly represent and service each brand, be able to speak about them knowledgably, and have an intimacy with those products so dealers and consumers can buy with confidence.”LeoVince USA expanded in 2012, adding a second warehouse. Now, the company has warehouses on both coasts and is poised for the growth of their distribution partnerships. Like all of the LeoVince exhausts and carbon fiber products, the additional brands will feature dealer programs.LeoVince USA will be on hand during the AIMExpo at booth 901, October 16-20, to showcase their full line of products and to discuss their expansion and reorganization. Among the products already available through LeoVince USA are:
Airoh Helmets: The top off-road brand in Europe is now available in the US, beginning with the top-of-the-line Aviator 2.1. Airoh produces some of the lightest off-road helmets available, and the DOT-approved Aviator features wind-tunnel tested design paired with the Airoh Emergency System for quick removal, multiple front and rear vents, and removable inner pads. There are three graphic designs in various color choices as well as solid colors.Vortex Racing: Vortex Racing’s premium line of high-performance motorcycle components are a staple in club and pro racing, and now those components are partnered with LeoVince USA’s technical savvy and racing success. As a key distributor for Vortex, LeoVince USA will offer technical assistance for components such as rearsets, clip-ons and other hard parts for racing.BMC Filters: Developed under the harshest racing conditions, BMC air filters offer better protection and superior airflow with a special cotton gauze construction. The filters are washable and reusable for years of performance-enhancing filtration.Dion Device: The official brake lever of AMA Pro Road Racing is revolutionizing front brake lever protection. The Dion Device is designed to prevent contact with the front brake during on-track collisions. The innovative design also includes a carbon fiber slider and a high flex-rate reticulated design that help protect the motorcycle in the event of a crash.
GPR Steering Dampers: The GPRV4 steering damper has 20 position settings and a large “no-slip” grip dial that offers easy adjustment even with gloves on. The V4 is smaller and lighter than previous models, but still offers the same wide range of damping and GPR reliability that can be found on professional race bikes throughout the world.VARTA Powersports Batteries: VARTA powersports batteries include 16 battery options for powersports applications. VARTA’s 12 Volt powersports batteries arrive freshly charged and sealed, allowing riders to buy, install and ride without waiting.Bridgestone Race Tires: LeoVince USA distributes Bridgestone’s Battlax DOT race, race slicks, Supermoto tires and racing rain tires. Bridgestone race tires have excellent wear life, terrific edge and drive grip and a wide operating range that provides high performance under a variety of conditions and track surfaces.LeoVince Exhausts: Designed for ultimate performance, LeoVince exhausts are developed under the toughest conditions on the race track. The result is a wide range of street, off-road and track exhausts that offer increased power, less weight, style and precision tuning.LeoVince Carbon Fiber: The SBK Street and X3 Works carbon fiber collections from LeoVince replace stock parts with light, durable carbon fiber, all produced in-house. Case covers, mounting brackets and other key components give your street or off-road motorcycle protection and style.
USWE Sports: A revolutionary leader in the world of safe, comfortable and convenient hydration systems for racers, USWE Sports produces high-performance hydration products including the No Dancing Monkey four-point harness packs and Helmet Handsfree hydration packs.For more information about LeoVince products, visit the LeoVince USA website at leovinceusa.com
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