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    Although the King of the Baggers championship was only three races this year, each was action-packed, unpredictable, and absolutely record-setting. Our own Mission Foods/S&S Indian Challenger piloted by Tyler O'Hara has gone from winning to DNF (Did Not Finish). Much of the grid is fighting...

     
    Episode number eight of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon talk with Mike Davis, co-founder of the Born Free Motorcycle show, we cover the trials and tribulations of creating a world class bike show as well as his pet cows and distaste for Canadian Bacon. We also cover the Bagger...

    Motorcycle racing is rumored to have been born right around the time the second motorcycle was built. We'd be hard-pressed to argue that and S&S itself can trace our lineage to two-wheeled competition (it's a good story, we'll re-tell it here soon).

    Race two of the 2021 King of the Baggers series happened to fall conveniently in our backyard. A few hours East in scenic Elkhart Lake. The Road America facility has stood as a premier motorsports facility since the mid-fifties and remains one of the best in the US. This storied racing facility...

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have special guest stunt rider Cole Freeman and American Flat Track National Champion Briar Bauman calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle.

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have a special guest from the UK, Hooligan superstar Leah Tokelove calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle. 

     

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have special guest Breeann Poland from Royal Enfield Motorcycle US calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle.

     

    The M8 engine platform is capable of serious power, but with that also comes the need to beef up critical moving parts in the top end. The latest from S&S Cycle does just that by combining our roller rockers, bearing quality rocker shafts, rocker arm studs, and cold-formed head bolts into one...

    Storied motorcycle racers, particularly in the US, have been few and far between in recent years, but that very likely changed this past weekend as low key but high-speed Tyler O'Hara took on an insanely competitive American Flat Track TT and the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers road race IN THE...

    Shortly after the Royal Enfield 650 Twin was launched, the crew at S&S Cycle began pounding out performance parts! Our latest is the Qualifier, an all-stainless 2:1 exhaust that looks and sounds the part. Hand fabricated in the US, each system is a TIG-welded brushed stainless piece of...

    Big bore engines are all about the flow, more air in and more air out, anything that slows that down, robs horsepower. The factory M8 intake manifold does a decent job in stock form but starts getting in the way when trapped between 124" and larger cylinders. The stock polymer unit is also less...

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have special guest Mark the Butcher from Rusty Butcher and Indian KOTB racer Tyler O'Hara calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle.

     

     

    In this episode of Performance Times David & Jon have special guest Steve from Speed Kings Cycle calling in, talk about future events, round two of American Flat Track and season opener for King Of The Bagger. And as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from...

    Building bikes has been a staple of the S&S brand since before there was an S&S brand and that sixty plus year tradition of customs continues to this day. The latest generation of builds run the gamut of styles from choppers to race bikes to performance baggers and naturally the venerable...

    In this episode of Performance Times, David & Jon have special guest American Flat Track racer Jared Mees calling in, review Daytona Bike week, review the American Flat Track season opening race and talk everything motorcycle. As always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that...

    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...

    Bike Builds

    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...

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