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Performance Times

    On December 21st, 2017 we said goodbye and good luck to Bruce Tessmer who retired from S&S Cycle after 30 years. Bruce was the Marketing Projects Coordinator at S&S Cycle in Viola, WI. During his 30 years he had worked in shipping, production, and R&D.  He was also the original head of the S&S...

    During the Holiday season either you are buying presents for your love ones or building that winter project. Now you can do both! Introducing the Stage II Performance Kits. S&S Cycle has packaged the most popular parts for touring models into performance matched kits with the added bonus of...

    As you might expect, many of the folks that work at S&S Cycle are rabid fans of two wheeled performance and many modify and build their own bikes. With that in mind, this week’s build spotlight covers an angry high bar HD® Sportster®, built for the 2017 edition of Born Free in So Cal. Owned and...

    The newest addition to the iconic S&S® Teardrop Air Cleaner line is here! Created in 1975, the S&S Teardrop Air Cleaner has long been the iconic shape of v-twin performance.  Adding to that legacy, the new Mini Teardrop is a compact version designed around our Stealth high flow air cleaner...

    Deep in the wilds of Tempe, AZ resides clothing guru Dan Dreyer, a dedicated performance v-twin enthusiast and the man behind Dixxon Flannel ®. His focus on making the best of the best has elevated him from wrench at a local HD ®  dealer to the unabashed leader in the high end flannel space....
    Didn’t know S&S made their own exhaust products? Well we do, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and there are several really good reasons why we prefer to make our own products rather than outsource them. This goes for just about any parts, not just exhaust systems.
     
    A big reason is quality. We can...
    This week’s build spotlight is on S&S Cycle’s very own David Laudermilch, one of our R&D Technicians. David has been with S&S for just over two years, focusing on our Pro Stock efforts. 
    When you were learning to drive, your dad probably told you not rev the snot out of his car, and that’s pretty good advice for your typical passenger car with a slush-o-matic transmission and stock everything. Good advice not withstanding, back in the day, on a hot summer evening, you could...

    It's nearly impossible to sum up Babes Ride Out in just a few words. An incredible womens' only campout weekend (no offense, boys, it's like girls' night out, but with motorcycles!) in the beautiful So Cal Desert. Taking place in Joshua Tree, surrounded by the open roads and national park, this...

    We feel the latest from Harley-Davidson® deserved an exhaust note worthy of the platform and S&S® has stepped up with our race inspired Grand National Slip-ons to get the job done. We also created a removable dB reducer allowing you to adjust sound and back pressure to best suit your style and...

    Here at S&S Cycle ® we don’t just make performance parts, we use them as well (wouldn't you?!!). With that in mind, we'll be featuring some of our builds on the blog roll. This week's build spotlight is S&S Cycle’s very own Jordan Jones. Jordan is our Midwest Territory Manager and has an...

    Racing

    AFT - Perris Finals

    by Jon Montgomery / October 11, 2017

    Indian Wrecking Crew’s, Jared Mees put on a flawless show in Perris, CA at the Perris Auto Speedway's clay Half-Mile to end his epic 2017 American Flat Track season. His resounding victory came on top of already locking down the Grand National Championship.  Mees put the No. 9 Indian Motorcycle...

    Want to add significant power to your v-twin? S&S Cycle is proud to present the S&S Complete Cam Chest Kits. High performance design combined with all of the best components into one perfectly matched package. Kits include cams, outer drive gears (or chain tensioners), cam plate, tappets, oil...

    Born Free Show hosted their first flat track race at the legendary Costa Mesa Speedway - all the usual Hooligans and many more made it out to turn left on the track on everything from mini bikes to choppers and HD® Sportster® trackers (many of which are running the S&S Hooligan big bore kit!)....

    Before photo from Daytona Beach Bike Week 2016

    The Indian Motorcycles “Wrecking Crew” absolutely dominated the AFT Twins Main Event in Phoenix, AZ with another “All Indian” podium. Since S&S Cycle is the exhaust sponsor for the Indian Flat Track program, this means this is an “All S&S” podium as well! Bryan Smith was able to take the...

    Matt Smiths arm was raised before he crossed the finish line in the final round of Pro Stock Motorcycle Sunday in Pomona CA. Matt grabbed his first win of the year and the first ever for Victory Motorcycles. The win broke a three-year winless streak for Smith but more importantly started a...

    Before S&S Cycle became the premier performance engine manufacture in the v-twin motorcycle space, we were known for our carburetors. Sure, we built stroker kits and big bore kits, but they didn’t make power without our carbs.

    By Matt Polito 

    S&S Racers Matt Smith and Chaz Kennedy made the semifinals at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Hector Arana Jr. was able to maintain his number two position in the Mello Yello championship points with only one more event on the schedule...

    Story by Matt Polito

    Highlights were few for the S&S-powered bikes at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals as Harley-Davidson rider Eddie Krawiec took the win from the pole position and won the annual Pro Bike Battle all-star event.  Hector Arana Jr. was able to maintain his second spot in the Mello Yello...