By Larry “Bear” Stotts, Midwest Writing Contributor

I am always looking for new products, as well as events to attend across the country, and this year, I had the pleasure of attending the AIM Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. AIMExpo is North America’s largest Motorcycle and Powersports Tradeshow with international reach. It is also the single most important event for the North American Powersports Industry because it is the catalyst to bring together industry, media, and dealers in a single arena.

Jean and I flew in from Chicago to attend the AIM Expo and the minute I got off the plane, I could see it was very chilly, windy, and snowy in Las Vegas. It truly made me feel like I was at home.

I was anxious to see some of the great exhibits that I had researched the prior week and I was not disappointed at all. This year it seems that electric-powered and electric-assisted bicycles were all the rage. The electric system pedal bike market has exploded in recent years and there were several models on display at the show.

Monday Motorbike

I made my way to the Monday Motorbike display. The new electric moped is named after Anza St. in San Francisco CA, where Monday Motorbikes began testing their first models in 2015.

The Anza electric moped is available in two formats a 500-Watt version and a 750-Watt version.

The Anza E-bike reminded me of the Café Racers from the 1970s. It is lightweight and can perform just like many of the high-end contemporary e-bikes that are presently on the market today.

This 500W model has a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) while the 750W model can reach higher speeds of up to 35 mph (56 km/h), according to Monday Motorbikes. I was really surprised how competitively priced they were in the various models.

So, if you have an opportunity to take a test ride, or just a few minutes to check out their website please do, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Come and visit them at:

Women Apparel for all types of riding – Just Ride5

While making my way up and down the aisles of various vendors and exhibitors I came across a unique company “Just Ride 5”.

They manufacture Adventure Clothing made by women for women.

Constantly making new designs for an ever-changing market, but never skimping on the quality of the materials or craftsmanship.

This little gem featured below caught my eye. While researching this design further and speaking with Jenn the owner, the verse below definitely piqued my interest.

“A simple look in the mirror will reveal the things you love are usually right in front of you.”

In this case, it’s a simple selfie in mirrored glasses. Reflections….time to show love for the ride you love.”

Designed to be form-fitting, this new 1/4 zip has a hidden pocket so you can safely stash a credit card, license, or some cash for a refreshment break.

  • Signature high neck with zipper garage to park the high-quality YKK zipper. 
  • Thumb holes make it easy to slide a jacket on and off without gathering and bunching, 
  • Extended torso and back provides maximum coverage so you can focus on enjoying the ride. 
  • Buttery smooth, lightweight, poly spandex fabric
  • Anti-microbial, UV protecting, machine washable and quick dry.

Make sure to visit them at : – tell them “Bear” sent you.

Let me introduce you to the Insta360 X3.

It never fails that I must find at least one new electronic device that truly is unique and checks all my boxes. Well, I was not disappointed at all with this next gem.

It truly is compact, versatile, and is an awesome investment for the adventurer on the go.

Lightweight and versatile. Will take me about a week to get used to all of the various functions and capabilities. The software is awesome, they have mounting kits for all applications, this is a camera you will definitely want to take with you everywhere you go. Below is a breakdown of this camera’s capabilities:

  • 360 Capture & Reframing: X3 captures 5.7K 360 Active HDR video, so you’ll never miss the action. Choose your favorite angle after the fact with easy reframing tools in the AI-powered Insta360 app.
  • Dual 1/2″ 48MP Sensors: X3’s new sensors pack in more pixels for greater clarity and detail, even in low light. Capture 72MP photos, 8K time-lapses, and more.
  • 4K Single-Lens Mode: Select a lens to shoot wide-angle footage just like a single-lens action cam. Get maximum resolution with 4K30fps or an extremely wide 170° field of view with 2.7K Max View. Your first-person view footage has never looked so good.
  • Flow State Stabilization & 360 Horizon Lock: Flow State Stabilization and horizon leveling algorithms come together to deliver incredibly smooth videos.
  • Impossible Third-Person View: Don’t ruin the view with an ugly selfie stick! The 360 Lens with X3 makes the Invisible Selfie Stick totally disappear from your shots for impossible drone-like footage and third-person perspectives.
  • In the Box: 1x Insta360 X3, 1x Charge Cable, 1x Protective Pouch, 1x Lens Cloth, and 1x User Guide.
  • For more information, please visit their website at;

Well, this is just a glance at the products I truly fell in love with. Please take a few moments and look at all of the posts about the AIMEXPO 2023 and see all of the other great vendors that attended this show. Hope to see you there next year.