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Royal Enfield Goodies on Two-Wheels

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This Month is Packed with Lots of Two Wheel Goodies

GET ON! MOTO FEST WILL BE PACKED WITH ROYAL ENFIELD THIS YEAR!

Don’t miss out on the inaugural event at the world-famous Texas Motorspeedway. And more importantly, don’t miss out on everything Royal Enfield has planned for the weekend. This weekend, May 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, it all comes together and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out what we have in store for you!

BUILD.TRAIN.RACE. REVEAL
Friday, May 21st | Women’s Motorcycle Show
The Flat Track ladies have come to impress. Be sure to check out what all these incredible ladies have been putting together for the last 5 months.

ROYAL ENFIELD SLIDE SCHOOL
May 21st-23rd | Texas Motor Speedway
Snag one of the last few spots with Johnny Lewis, Moto Anatomy, & Royal Enfield Slide School. You can sign up right now on Moto Anatomy. Hurry!

FULL LINE UP FOR DEMO RIDES
May 21st-23rd | Texas Motor Speedway
You could be one of the first to give the all-new Meteor 350 a demo ride when it makes its first consumer debut. Test out the whole lineup while you’re there!

OUR FAVORITE BUILD THIS MONTH:
Gallinella by BAAK USA
This beauty stopped us in our tracks & even convinced Breeann Poland, Lead of Marketing for the Americas, to throw a leg over it. Needless to say, she had a blast. Be sure to check them out on social!

OUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY THIS MONTH:
S&S Cycle Tapered Cone Slip-On Mufflers made exclusively for Royal Enfield. Take your Twin to the next level & experience a tag-team of sound and performance that will redefine any riding experience. Talk to a dealer or browse our Genuine Motorcycle Accessories catalog for more!

OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY THIS MONTH:
Getting Sideways at Royal Enfield Slide School Presented by Moto Anatomy. What can we say, it’s a favorite around here. Be sure to check out the full schedule of dates and sign up for near you! Registration is easy at Moto Anatomy.

WHERE TO CATCH ROYAL ENFIELD ON THE TRACK THIS YEAR

JUST ANNOUNCED! The first BTR Flat Track race beings with the AMA District 17 Chicago Half-Mile presented by Royal Enfield and promoted by Track Enterprises in the Women’s Class. This season is bigger & better for the ladies of Build.Train.Race. with more riders, more speed, more turns, & more racing.
See the Build-Train-Race Schedules.

Johnny Lewis is back and it’s shaping up to be one for the books. Be sure to check out how Moto Anatomy Powered by Royal Enfield is doing this season by following along with Royal Enfield North America on Instagram & Facebook for day-of coverage. And keep an eye out on our YouTube channel for all the recaps.
See AFT 2021 Schedule.

Royal Enfield North America www.royalenfield.com

Combat Motors Unveils Limited–Production of Next-Generation Wraith Motorcycle

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Combat Motors has begun production of an all new S&S X-Wedge 132 cubic inch (2,163 cc) powered Wraith with the first delivery expected in early June 2021.

Combat Motors, American ingenuity meets uncompromising performance and detail. Manufacturer and developer of the F-113 and F-131 Hellcat, the B-120 Wraith, the P-120 / R-131 Fighter, the X-132 Hellcat, the Hellcat Speedster, the P-51 Combat Fighter, the FA-13 Combat Bomber and the F-117 Fighter, Combat Motors announces it’s all new Flagship model; the all new 2021 Combat Wraith.

Like the original Wraith which debuted in 2008, pushing the limits of American motorcycle manufacturing technology was the only place to start for such an example of raw art-in-motion. Inspired by the purist’s desire to not only stand-out but to be liberated to forge one’s own path in a world full of followers.

This second-generation Combat Wraith rides on the tried & true CX4 architecture with a brute force, 2.2 Liter big-block V-twin engine by S&S Cycle. The engine is an integral part of the bike’s construction acting as a stressed member, unifying and transferring as much unadulterated power to the ground as possible through the BST carbon fiber wheels to the Pirelli tread.

The iconically shaped structural fuel tank is CNC 5-Axis machined from aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum. Utilizing this style of machining allowed Combat to increase the bike’s fuel capacity to 4.5 gallons and provide the longest ride possible between refueling.

Combat Motors has reinstated the monocoque structure that was originally developed for the company’s P-51 Combat Fighter, while increasing airflow and efficiency through the redesigned structural air-box. Visibility of the twin-plate throttle-body is still made possible through a restyled oval glass just ahead of the fuel cap making it a crowning detail to the reimagined design of the original Wraith. This, along with the widely recognized visible cam timing cover and fuel tank windows, give the owner and any fortunate spectator full view of as many of the internal workings of this motorcycle.

“Combat Motors’ success and the new Wraith would not be possible without the concerted efforts our team; Jay and Jennifer Etheridge, Jason Reddick, Landers Sevier, Andrew Reuther and Frae “G” Wittwer.” — Ernest Lee

Combat Motors, continuing in the spirit of its former nomenclature, offers yet another industry first to the market. The new Combat Wraith will be built with interlinked forward and rear foot controls, offering its pilot the best of both worlds for quick trips across town or long rides up the coast.

Each new motorcycle produced by the company will also soon be constructed in the Birmingham, Alabama facility via live, high-definition streaming video. Once the primary components are staged and ready, each client will have the the opportunity to watch the step-by-step process of their own creation being constructed. One motorcycle at a time, Combat’s experienced master builder, Jason Reddick, will hand-assemble each motorcycle in full view of its future owner. A time lapse video showcasing the birth of the new motorcycle will then become part of the delivery package, giving each new owner an unparalleled ownership experience.

The girder front suspension bears a nod to the past as well, as the LED light blade carbon housing resembles the arched signature appearance of the original Wraith. Adding function to this iconic form, solid carbon fiber panels guide air directly into the triangular air intake portals. Thoughtful integration and styling elevate the original 5-axis CNC machined aircraft grade 6061 aluminum girders from the P-51 Combat Fighter to the Wraith’s elegant carbon fiber detailing.

No more than Twenty-one (21) Wraiths will be built in either raw machined aluminum or as a Knight Wraith with black anodized finish.

The first new Knight Wraith is currently being built for Ernest Lee, owner of Combat Motors, who plans to ride the new motorcycle on a cross-country trip following Interstate 10 from Jacksonville, Florida to Malibu, California. Current owners of the company’s motorcycles are invited to ride either the entire length of the trip or individual legs with Ernest as he brings the next generation Combat Wraith west for its official debut later this year.

Specifications

Engine: 132 cubic inch (2,163cc) S&S X-Wedge 56-degree air / oil cooled V-twin four stroke. with one-piece forged crankshaft, two valves per cylinder, toothed belt camshaft drive, and machined 6061 aluminum billet crankcase (also available with a 117 cubic inch engine)
Transmission: 5-speed proprietary stacked gearbox with Andrews gears and hydraulically operated dry clutch by Bandit Machine Works
Fuel/Ignition System: Closed-loop Delphi electronic fuel injection and engine management system and 2 x 51mm S&S throttle body
Power: 108 bhp at 5,000 rpm
Torque: 144 ft-lb at 4,800 rpm
Chassis: Machined aluminum monocoque, massive 7 inch (177.8 mm) curved Wraith backbone containing fuel load
Foot Controls: Proprietary interlinked shifting mechanism and Beringer rear and forward position interlinked rear braking system
Front Brakes: Quad Disk 4D Piston 2 x 230 mm Beringer floating Aeronal cast iron discs with four-piston Beringer radially-mounted Aerotec calipers
Rear Brakes: 1 x 240 mm cross-drilled Aeronal stainless steel disc with two-piston Beringer caliper
Top Speed: Over 160mph
Front Suspension: 27 degree rake, 4 inch (101.6 mm) trail, Double-wishbone parallelogram CNC 6061 aluminum fork with tubular aluminum struts and direct-action, Racetech mono-shock fully-adjustable for high and low speed compression and rebound damping, and offering 4.35 inch (110.5 mm) wheel travel
Rear Suspension: CNC Aluminum swing-arm with cantilever Racetech mono-shock rear suspension, offering fully adjustable two-speed compression and rebound damping, and 5.50 inch (140 mm) wheel travel
Wheels: 19 inch BST carbon front wheel, 17 inch BST carbon disc rear wheel
Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70ZR19 front, 240/45ZR17 rear
Dimensions: 62.5 in. wheelbase, 29.5 in. seat height, 560 lb (wet)
Oil Capacity: 5.28 Quarts (5 Liters)
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 US gallons (17 Liters)
Price: Raw Machined $155,000 USD MSRP (anodized black Knight Wraith $165,000 USD)

About Combat Motorcycles:
Continuing a 30-year tradition of designing and crafting America’s most iconic, heirloom quality motorcycles, Combat Motors aims to represent the motoring purist. Combat Motors currently manufactures the F-117 Fighter, P-51 Combat Fighter, the FA-13 Combat Bomber and the all new Combat Wraith by hand in its facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

For more information, please visit www.combatmotors.com.

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Gets Bigger and Meaner

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by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Gets Bigger and Meaner with New 131 S&S Kit

Do you know that saying “there’s no replacement for displacement?” It applies to all types of internal combustion engines, fitted on both cars or motorcycles, and has been the driving force behind many stunning machines over the years.

In the motorcycle world, Harley’s Milwaukee Eight engine is one of the most famous powerplants. Part of the big twin family that has been around for eight decades, it was introduced in 2016 with a total of eight valves – four for each cylinder – hence the name.

Generally, these engines come in three displacement options, namely 107, 114, and 117 ci. There’s an even bigger variant on the market, the Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee Eight 131, “the biggest, most powerful street-compliant engine Harley-Davidson has ever created,” but this one is offered as a crate solution.

Those looking to get more cubic inches and more power have several solutions at their disposal. The latest comes from S&S and is designed for Milwaukee Eights fitted on bikes from 2017 to the present day.

Comprising upgrades like a new-design forged piston and 4.25-inch cylinders, the kit can take engines all the way to 131 ci (2.1 liters), but only when paired with the company’s stroker crank – we’re told the upgrade works with stock crankcases as well. According to S&S, the stock engine height remains after the kit is fitted, and so do the original serial numbers.

There are three variants of the kit available, namely Wrinkle Black with highlighted fins, Wrinkle Black with non-highlighted fins, and Black Granite with highlighted fins.

Regardless of the version, the price is $1,299.95, but that increases to $1,529.95 when opting for the stroker crank as well. Still, that should be peanuts given what the hardware offers, according to S&S product manager Grant Hilligass.

“We build our big bore kits and cranks to much tighter tolerances and with higher quality materials than the factory parts,” he states.

See https://www.sscycle.com/

King of the Baggers Race: Custom Indian Challenger x S&S Cycle Race Bike Revealed

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE AND S&S CYCLE TO RACE AT INAUGURAL
‘KING OF THE BAGGERS’ INVITATIONAL AT LAGUNA SECA

Armed with the Indian Challenge & Piloted by Road Racing Champion Tyler O’Hara, Indian & S&S
Take on An Entire Field of Harley-Davidsons

MINNEAPOLIS (July 13, 2020) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, and S&S Cycle today announced a collaboration to race an Indian Challenger at the inaugural Drag Specialties King of the Baggers invitational at Laguna Seca Raceway. The modified Indian Challenger will be piloted by the highly-decorated racing champion Tyler O’Hara.

Among the 14 teams invited to the first-ever King of the Baggers race, S&S is the only Indian Challenger entry. Set to face off against a field of 13 Harley-Davidson baggers, the appropriately-named Indian Challenger boasts superior out-of-the-box performance, including a best-in-class 122 horsepower, an inverted front suspension, and a hydraulically-adjustable FOX® rear shock.

“When the Indian Challenger was released last October, it set a new standard for performance-oriented, stock baggers and offers the ideal platform, from which to base our race modifications,” said Paul Langely of S&S. “That said, we’re leaving no stone unturned when evaluating the modifications needed to be successful at Laguna Seca.”

At the helm of the S&S-modified Indian Challenger will be road racing veteran Tyler O’Hara. A highly-decorated, and seasoned rider, O’Hara brings a diverse racing background – having won titles in supersport, supermoto, motocross and flat track racing. O’Hara also brings significant experience at Laguna Seca.

“I’m thrilled to not only be racing in the King of the Baggers event, but to be piloting the only Indian Challenger in the field. It’s an incredible opportunity for me, and I expect it will be a ton of fun,” said O’Hara. “The Challenger is a remarkable machine in its stock form, but I know the S&S team will be working its magic to give us the best chance to be successful come race day.”

“Just like the rest of the racing community and motorcycle industry, we cannot wait to see 14 baggers ripping around Laguna Seca,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “That said, we’re extremely proud to be the lone Indian Motorcycle in the field, partnering with our friends, the elite innovators at S&S.”

The King of the Baggers event will be part of the MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey on October 23-25. The inaugural race will join the premier MotoAmerica Superbike, Supersport, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Stock 1000, Twins Cup and Heritage Cup racing.

Facing a field of nothing but Harley-Davidsons, King of the Baggers serves up a compelling extension of Indian Motorcycle’s Challenger Challenge program, a mobile demo tour and dealer test ride program that encourages motorcyclists to test ride the Indian Challenger, head-to-head against the Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Special.

“We’ve seen incredible consumer response to the superior features and benefits of the Challenger when compared directly against the Road Glide,” said Gray. “King of the Baggers takes that comparison to an entirely different level, as we face off against the field at Laguna Seca.”

For more information and ticketing for the Drag Specialties King of the Baggers, visit MotoAmerica.com. Learn more about S&S Cycle at SSCycle.com, and Indian Motorcycle at IndianMotorcycle.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

YouTube Videos:

  • Bike introduction
  • Testing

 

S&S 550 Cam Chest Kits for the Milwaukee-Eight Engine

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Adding to their collection of complete cam chest kits, S&S Cycle recently launched a version featuring their monster 550 cam. Designed for 114 and larger M8 powered HD®’s, the 550 cam is good for 120hp and 128 lbs of torque on a 114’ motor with only a high flow air cleaner and header!. Kits include Cam, Outer Drive Gears for Gear Drive Kits, Cam Plate, Tappets, Tappet Cuffs, High Flow Oil Pump, Quickee Pushrod Kit, tappet cuffs (mandatory for high lift cams), heavy duty valve springs and all bearings and gaskets needed for installation. Each package is designed to work with everything around it and create optimum power and reliability for 2017-2019 114 and larger M8 powered big twins. The S&S cam chest kits includes their new oil pump with a best in the market 44% increase in flow, a 58% increase in scavenge paired with a chain or gear drive cam and pushrod tubes. More importantly, the kits are comprised of parts designed to work perfectly together and make serious and reliable power! Check out the details on their site at  https://www.sscycle.com/550-cam-chest-kit-for-m8

Check it out

S&S Cycle’s Shadow Pipe for the Sidewinder 2 into 1 Exhaust!

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Love the performance of a two into one, but need the aesthetic of dual exhaust on your touring bike?

The folks at S&S Cycle completely get it.

The big power of their stepped header Sidewinder 2:1 system is the ultimate addition to any performance bagger and to keeps things balanced, they just launched their Shadow pipe.

Perfectly matched to the 4.5” Sidewinder system, the Shadow pipe fills the left side gap under your saddlebag for a well sorted symmetrical look. Check out both the Sidewinder and Shadow pipe for 1995-2019 HD touring models

https://www.sscycle.com/sidewinder-2-into-1

S&S has successfully developed its own emissions testing laboratory. It is a recognized testing facility by the US Environmental Protection Agency and is listed on the California Air Resources Board’s list of approved independent test laboratories for testing of aftermarket products on motorcycles.

The S&S Emissions Certification Laboratory (ECL) is capable of performing both exhaust emissions and evaporative emissions testing. The ECL is set up specifically for testing vehicles in the power sports industry. Motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, and trikes are all welcome candidates for testing at S&S.

S&S Cycle, Inc. exhaust systems and slip-on mufflers are legal for sale and use on U.S. EPA and California pollution controlled motorcycles not originally equipped with a catalyst in the exhaust system. In addition S&S slip-on mufflers are legal for sale and use on U.S. EPA and California pollution controlled motorcycles that have the catalyst located in the header pipes upstream of the muffler.