It seems as though unless you own a Gold Wing, metric riders have been all but forgotten in the Aftermarket Accessories World. K and G cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has a solution for that. We are proud to have partnered with “Big Bike Parts” and in doing so, bring you one of the largest selections of Aftermarket Accessories for your metric bike – no matter what you ride.
Not long ago Big Bike Parts celebrated it’s 30th year providing high quality accessories to both the Metric and V-Twin Aftermarket Accessory World, a proud milestone in any industry. In 2001, Big Bike Parts celebrated 30 years of business. Originating as a basement business in 1981, Big Bike Parts originally offered electrical components such as starters, contacts and taillights mostly for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. By 1984, it had grown to focus on Gold Wing Accessories for the rapidly growing touring market. Expansion into accessories for Honda cruisers, including the Magna and Shadow models, became the next order of business. Big Bike Parts established their Show Chrome Accessories trademark in 1985 to identify its line of quality chrome accessories.
At about the same time, Big Bike Parts consolidated its operations and multiple warehouses to a single location in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. As growth continued to increase demand on the company their current facility was built in Rice Lake, in 1987. With the introduction of the GL1500 Gold Wing in 1988, Big Bike Parts and the Show Chrome Accessories brand were well established and Big Bike Parts started taking a stronger role in its sales by increasing its in house direct sales effort to grow its market.
In 1993, UltraGard Bike Covers was established in response to consumer requests for color choices and quality fitments. With Honda’s introduction of the VT1100 Shadow American Classic Edition and Valkyrie in 1997, Big Bike Parts reintroduced itself into the Honda Cruiser Markets. As consumers requested Big Bike Parts offer more soft goods, 1997 saw they acquisition of the Hopnel product line. Known for it’s industry leading designs in on bike storage pockets and pouches, this merger was a compliment to its fast growing cruiser and Gold Wing Accessories. Among the products developed were Highway Bar Pac-A-Derms, Saddlebag Liners and Koolers, Tank Dividers, and Tank Map Pouches. With Yamaha’s update of the Venture in 1999, the Show Chrome Accessories brand was once again expanded to dominate the Yamaha Cruiser Market which grew with the successful V-Star line. The constant update of Shadows and introduction of the VTX line and the latest GL1800 Gold Wing by Honda solidified Show Chrome Accessories’ reputation as the accessories leader.
Big Bike Parts has grown to include a dealer network on six continents, including yours truly, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and is dedicated to designing new touring and cruiser accessories to lead the market. Join them as they celebrate the next 30 years of leading the way.