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    Can the “new normal” feel a little bit more like the old normal or are we destined for milquetoast lives of Zoom calls and sterilized virtual events?  American Flat Track seems to have pondered this very question and would like to present to you their version of the new normal, and I for one...

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    Wildfire

    by Jon Montgomery / March 12, 2021

    I was recently given the chance to bring a bike back for the dead. After completing the build Cycle Source Magazine covered the finished bike with a feature. I couldn't be more thankful. Below is the article from Cycle Source Magazine. Enjoy the read and images of the final build. 

    The latest out of the S&S house of horsepower is an all Stainless Steel version of our popular SuperStreet exhaust for the Softail® platform. Combining the stainless header with stainless shields and muffler make for a great look without the punishment of melting boots most of the other...

    Performance Times was originally a printed piece and then a blog and will now evolve into a Podcast. Along the way we’ll bring in some of your favorite racers, industry insiders and up and coming bike builders and talk performance, new stuff and events.

     

    Stealth air cleaner kits have been a solid performance addition for the v-twin market since their launch in 2012 and each year we add a few more to the collection. The Air Stinger takes the existing high flow Stealth air cleaner and replaces the air smoothing stinger with a similarly shaped...

    S&S has been building big bore kits since the 60s and has it down to an absolute science. Their latest efforts are aimed at the Milwaukee Eight® platform (2017 and newer big twins) and opens up a whole new level of performance for these engines. Combining a new design forged piston with their...

    Several years of development and thousands of hours of testing have fine-tuned the latest S&S Cycle Cam Chain Tensioner for the M8 platform.  Larger piston diameter, tighter tolerances, thicker shoe material, and built-in direct chain oilers make the new S&S hydraulic chain tensioners the best...

    Our first track day was now scheduled for early September at the Blackhawk Farms in Beloit Illinois and we had chosen Tyler O’Hara as our rider for his experience with the XR series as well as an incredibly diverse racing resume. The pieces were coming together and flew Tyler into Wisconsin for...

    Baggers at Laguna Seca? Monster touring machines lumbering through the hallowed curves of California’s most famous race track? The pundits would dub it as blasphemy and the purists took to their keyboards to express their utter dismay. If there had been an internet in the early days of NASCAR,...

    Big horsepower numbers are the status symbol of a performance engine, but more often than not, torque is what you really feel when riding it. This is particularly relevant for the heavy touring machines as it’s torque that rockets you onto the highway and it’s definitely torque that lets you...

    Now available, a 50-state legal version of our popular 475 cam for M8 touring machines. Bolt-in cam pulls over 100 Horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque and now includes a Powervision PV3 tuner with built-in tunes allowing for a simple set up without having to put the bike on a Dyno! To make it...

    Big lift cams can open up the high rpm potential of the M8 powerplant, but they can also add stress to the stock valvetrain geometry. Valve thrust and valvetrain wear in big lift cam applications drove the S&S engineers to design stronger, more durable components that will help you get the most...

    The Indian FTR1200 is one of our favorite new machines, inspired by their Flat Track race bikes and checking all the horsepower, technology and handling boxes this segment demands. Our latest for the FTR line is a technology move and allows the base model FTR1200 to enjoy the additional modes...

    Wanna ditch that dB reducer for some extra rumble? Or maybe you don't have it installed, and your neighbor gave you "the look" as you left this morning at 7 for work and rumbled past - we get it.

    The M8 engine is a powerhouse, but a low idle combined with a plugged up exhaust conspire to mute the true sounds of freedom this machine was designed to roar. We get that and created the GNX slip-ons with one thing in mind and that’s belting out the flag-waving, eagle flying song of the...

    We heard S&S Cycle this one under wraps for a hot minute and are finally ready to set it free. The S&S R&D team took their proven 2:1 SuperStreet exhaust internals and finally ported them over to the Sportster platform. None of the shorty system fluff that kills the power, they are here for the...

    Originally conceived by S&S founder George Smith, the Classic Two Throat carb and matched air cleaner served as a performance milestone in the v-twin space for over a decade. Now long gone, they are still a hot commodity for in-the-know chopper builders and have inspired the latest air cleaner...

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