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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

V-Twin Expo 2017 review part 4

V-Twin Expo 2017 review part 4

SuperTrapp Industries: From Jaybrake brand forward controls, Jardine accessories and EPS off-road radiators to Kerker and SuperTrapp disc system exhausts, the Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturer has updated its slip-ons, 2:1:2 bagger head pipes, Fatshots 2:1 and Bootlegger 2:1 systems for selected 2017 M-8 tourer, Softail and Dyna applications. Their 2:1 Fatshots are said to “deliver huge performance gains,” with discs added or subtracted to optimize power and sound. The 1.75” diameter primary pipes flow in to a 2.5” collector; equipped with a full coverage heat shield, the 3.5” chrome body flares out in to 4”;


DP Brakes: Exclusively distributed by Drag Specialties, DP Brakes pads are derived from the first and original sintered brake pad design and material. As U.S. Sales Director Larry Mills explains: “Today more than 95% of all new motorcycles and ATVs - from such manufacturers as Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and BMW - roll off the assembly line with sintered metal brake pads as original equipment (OE). As the only aftermarket manufacturer focusing exclusively on developing and producing sintered metal brake pads, DP Brakes is unique in the industry. Both as replacements and performance upgrades for OE sintered metal brake pads, DP Brakes’ complete product line offers fitments for every riding application, including racing, sport, touring and cruising;


KB Pistons: Best known for their ‘Silv-O’Lite’ and Keith Black racing piston brands, Carson City, Nevada based parent company United Engine and Machine is also known as one of the pioneers of the use of silicon enhanced hypereutectic alloys. In their KB V-twin program, headed up by Sales Director Marko Glush (behind counter, left, seen here with Hastings Ring’s VP Business Development Dan Qualls), KB Performance Pistons’ 4032 alloy forged piston applications include 113” engine combinations using the stock 4.375” stroke in 4.060,” 4.065” and 4.070” bore sizes. The company says that KB915C nets 10.5:1 with a 85cc Twin Cam head and 9.5:1 with a MVA 95cc head; KB661C nets 11:1 with a 85cc Twin Cam head and 10:1 with a MVA 95cc head. Both feature an anti-friction skirt coating and include Hastings rings, pins and locks;


Avon Tyres: Their unique Road Hazard and Cobra 15,000 mile warranty programs have been real winners for the U.S. owned British tire maker. Avon added to its Cobra applications last year with a 16” trike fitment. Though best known as the industry leading tire of choice for V-twin cruisers, Avon saw the credentials of the Cobra enhanced last year when it was selected by Triumph as OE fitment for the 2017 Bonneville Bobber;


Rivera Primo: With the dust now settled on their move within the Greater L.A. area, Rivera Primo followed up the launch of their “Game Changer” 32-tooth compensator sprocket with the new Brute III Extreme enclosed belt drive for high horsepower street or competition applications requiring above average strength and reliability. Primo say that the 11mm 1-3/4” Kevlar poly chain super belt is extremely durable and designed expressly to live with the extreme shock loads generated by large displacement, highly modified American V-twins. It comes with their award-winning Pro-Clutch assembly. It fits between the stock or aftermarket inner and outer primary covers on Softails and Dyna models from 1990 to 2016;


Khrome Werks: One year on from their V-Twin Expo debut under the ownership of well-known Lincoln, Nebraska OE exhaust manufacturer Lincoln Industries, the beast truly has been unleashed. Khrome Werks is benefiting from R&D and equipment investments that have seen sales of industry legend Jim Preisler’s designs grow in what can only be described as a challenging market for exhaust manufacturers. One of Lincoln’s market leading core competencies has always been their high quality decorative nickel chrome and their ‘Eclipse’ finish – a proprietary high-temperature electroplated black chrome that produces a finish “that you feel you could just dive right into”;