American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 224 March 2018 - Page 25

S&S Cycle: As the Viola, Wisconsin based pioneer of “Proven Performance” continues to advance on multiple fronts, recent new offers include 49-state EPA compliant Sidewinder 2 into 1 systems for M-8 Touring models that feature a removable dB reducer baffle, allowing riders to tune the system for sound and backpressure; plus the ‘El Dorado’ 50-state legal muffler/header package for ‘17-’18 M-8 powered Touring (CARB EO# K-010-1) models. S&S marketing lead David Zemla says that “the ‘El Dorado’ is a complete system that includes headers and a set of 4.5” MK45 mufflers fitted with the latest in S&S designed, high flow cat technology. Much like the automotive industry years back, high flow catalysts have finally made their way into the V-twin market. These are the real deal - they combine clean styling and an authoritative note with increased torque and horsepower, without the performance punishment”. The ‘El Dorado’ is a bolt-on installation that does not require tuning and is available in show quality chrome or black ceramic finish with ‘Tracer’ or ‘Thruster’ exhaust tips; Rockford Fosgate: One of the best-known names in the audio industry, top-sellers include the company’s front audio kit for 1998-2013 Street and Road Glide models, “closed loop” Prime 160 watt 4-channel system (1998-2013) and Power Street Glide (2014+) and Road Glide (2015+) front audio kit; Vance & Hines: Organized as part of MAG’s California based Performance Group (along with Progressive Suspension, Performance Machine and Burly Brand) the Santa Fe Springs, California based exhaust manufacturer has been quick to market with more 2018 M-8 Softail options, from slip-ons to headers and full systems, that we can name check here. However, the latest news to emerge from the V&H skunk works is the company’s welcome return to Top Fuel Drag Racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. “The NHRA has done a great job of developing the Harley class to create a new two-wheeled championship category in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said Vance & Hines founder Terry Vance, “and we are very happy to be bringing together two of the biggest names in Top Fuel in Doug and Mike”; AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2018 25