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KN-KONE Engine is named V-Twin's engine of the year!


KN-Kone Engine of the YearHigh performance v-twin engine manufacturer, S&S Cycle Inc. announced that they have received the coveted "Engine of the Year" award for the new KN-Kone engine, at a ceremony held during the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The award was given at a ceremony on Saturday evening February 6, at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.  The KN-Kone engine is a new product sold under S&S' Flathead Power® brand of vintage engine parts.

Accepting the award for S&S and Flathead Power were S&S VP of Product Development Scott Sjovall, and Flathead Power product line manager Eric Wangen.  Eric was the driving force behind designing the KN-Kone and getting it into production.  When asked where the KN-Kone rated on a coolness scale of 1 to 10, Eric immediately replied, "It would at least be an 11!"

Eric Wangen with award

The V-Twin Expo is a three-day dealer-only show, which is presented by Paisano publications, the home of both V-Twin and Easy Riders Magazines.  This is one of the largest, most important, and certainly the most historic shows in the v-twin industry.

The KN-Kone is a cool combination that looks like a knucklehead top end grafted to an alternator style shovelhead crankcase.  The result is a very unique retro looking engine that will drop into any 1970-'99 big twin chassis.  It can be used in an earlier chassis if the longer late style transmission shaft is used.  Klassic knuckle kool has the bright lights of an alternator charging system and the compatibility with the modern primary, clutch, and transmission goodies. The joins an extensive selection of high quality vintage engines and components in the Flathead Power product line.


Ive been running S&S moters all my life and thats all I will ever run.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 08, 2011 5:22 PM by Allen Peltier
i have a 5 year old s&s superstock engine in my 1991 flhtc,leaks oil from top to bottem,top end kinda noisy.but..always worked great.just figured it should hold together longer than 5 years
Posted @ Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:18 PM by Steve Steel
Awesome! And it looks great! Not sure what Mr. ALL CAPS is saying. I get great support and I'm not a dealer either.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 09, 2011 8:10 AM by Chad

The KN-KLone is great. When's the FH-Kone coming? Your UL cylinders are a start... 

Posted @ Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:26 PM by Bill Flowers
I hope somebody out in V-Twin Land can help me. I bought a 96 Wide Glide Basket Case, I have it all together and running like a raped ape, flames start at 1,800 RPM from the V&H Big Radius Pipes, Killer Pipes. Anyway I can not find out who makes/made the engine. It has a timer cover from a 125ci Revtech and runs like one. The Serial Numbers do not match anything we can find, they are "1596281220" No HD there and does not come close to my frame numbers. Anybody have a clue what I have? The heads take the 13/16ths Spark Plug.. HELP!!!
Posted @ Friday, August 19, 2011 8:20 PM by REV
Thank you for sharing your great article and I like it very much. Welcome to Canada Goose Parka. 
Posted @ Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:46 PM by Canada Goose Parka
Did one of these motors 20 years ago and trust me more problems then
Posted @ Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:28 PM by
I have a 128 cubic in motor made by S&S but because you only have 124 cubic to buy they think that's all I have send specs on the 128 to see if they cheated me or. Not I paid 12,000 for this motor
Posted @ Tuesday, April 03, 2012 5:38 PM by Eldon McDowell
I want to buy S & S KN-Kone motorcycle engine for vintage Harley-Davidson. 
I ship to Ca in us. 
Please contact me. 
And now I have a frame already. 
Thank you, rattana. 
Posted @ Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:45 PM by rattana sengchim
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