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    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,...

    Kevin Dunworth is a bike builder, formerly known as Loaded Gun Customs. Kevin came to us and said he wanted "stupid power" in his latest build, a tracker that started life as a 1992 H-D® Sportster®. Well, we delivered, and he's got a "stupid fast" Sporty now! Take a look at this full custom...

    David works in our Race Department - getting to handle some of the biggest, fastest and best engines to come out of S&S. No, seriously - the pro stock engines we produce are 160 cubic inches!!

    We got the chance to meet Jason Ochoa at this year's Fuel Cleveland show - after admiring his build on Instagram, it was a thrill to finally see it in person. Understated from afar, with dark features like the springer, and deep red paint, but incredibly detailed up close. The KN engine retains...

    FUEL Cleveland is officially marketed to, "Lovers of antiquated modes of two wheeled transportation. Those who value building things with their own two hands. People of the mindset that time in the garage and on the open road is better spent than most other endeavors."It's an invitational show...

    While out at the Laughlin River Run - I met up with DJ Eric Forbes to check out his HD®Dyna® - I had seen it on Instagram, and knew it was a killer bike -  but when he rolled up to the S&S booth, I was floored. This is hands down, one of the cleanest builds I have seen as of late. Normally, the...

    You may have heard of Xavier Muriel, but you've definitely heard him play music. He's a professional drummer, formerly in the well-known band Buckcherry. But did you know that he builds motorcycles too? We caught up with him down in his hometown of Austin, Texas during the Giddy Up Motorcycle...

    We had the pleasure to have Charlie Stockwell visit the S&S Ranch recently before his Brewtown Throwdown build off. We talked about how he got started building motorcycles. 

    Mark Atkins may have an alter ego problem. You may know him as Mark or you may know him as Rusty Butcher. Mark is well known for his crazy motorcycle riding antics on a Sportster, jumping things that shouldn't be jumped and riding where others wouldn’t even go on a dirt bike, nonetheless a 500lb...

    Hey guys, Savannah here. A couple months back you read a little about my HD ®Sportster ®  build - and I’m here to tell you a little more about what I did with this bike, and what I do at S&S.

    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...

    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. 
    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...

    Before photo from Daytona Beach Bike Week 2016

    S&S Cycle generally brings a couple of motorcycles to the rallies to show off their parts, and of course it’s a lot easier to get people excited about your stuff if it’s on a cool looking ride, instead of an old rat. This year, the S&S events department decided to showcase some of our parts for...

    Here’s the lowdown on the uber-cool S&S 55th Anniversary show bike built by Francesco Mattioli of Crazyoils, for the S&S display at the 2013 Big Bike Europe show in Essen, Germany.

    2004 Iron Horse - Original condition

    Black Betty... Or Why You Should Never Say “Can’t”

    Most of the time, the Performance Times Blog is about racing and other high performance topics. This story illustrates another kind of high performance. It’s more about high personal performance where...

    Choppers are alive and well, especially in Europe!  Evidence of that is Hogtech's EC approved Absolut Choppers. Bikernet.com brought these to our attention. These E-type and completely street legal choppers have some serious attitude and the Proven Performance® of the S&S V100 engine.