Performance Times

    Bruce Tessmer

    Bruce Tessmer is a Marketing Projects Coordinator at S&S Cycle Inc. in Viola, WI. He has been with S&S for over 28 years. During that time he has worked in shipping, production, and R&D. He was also the original head of the S&S Tech department when it was formed in late 1995. He later moved to the Marketing department. Bruce received a degree in broadcasting from the University of Wisconsin in 1973, and has never worked in the broadcast industry. Personal interests include motorcycling, travel, and playing the blues.

    Recent Posts

    Performance camshafts are one of the most effective tools  for increasing the performance of an engine. It doesn’t matter if it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle. Unfortunately camshafts are also one of the most misunderstood performance components in the entire history of engines.
    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 keep...
    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 hear...

    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.

    Nowadays, most people know that S&S Cycle offers some of the best motorcycle engines for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, but back in the day, old timers knew S&S for high performance carburetors such as the venerable Super B, the Super E, Super G, and even the now discontinued Two-Throat. So how did...