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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Drag Specialties NVP Part 6

Avon Tyres: Leading custom tire manufacturer Avon has added to its popular Cobra range of touring tires with two new fronts (130/60B19 and 130/60B21) and two new rears (160/70B17 and 180/55B18). A firm favorite with custom shops, custom bike builders and performance custom engineers, Avon’s Cobra extensive range for V-twin, metric and custom bikes has grown over the years and encompasses 47 sizes along with 10 WW sizes and two trike sizes. Described as delivering “style and performance for cruisers, customs and tourers,” they are backed by Avon’s Road Hazard Warranty program and 15,000-mile warranty;


Wiseco Performance Products: Recent news from the Mentor, Ohio based manufacturer includes the introduction of their new Black Edition line of pistons for late model Harley applications. Featuring two new proprietary coatings that Wiseco describe as an industry first, ArmorFit coating on the piston skirt and ArmorX on the entire piston are said to “offer superior protection against wear, higher compression, smooth and quiet operation and maximized efficiency. They are available for M-8s and popular Twin Cam and Rushmore model engines (SE heads);


Russ Wernimont Designs (RWD): Based in Murrieta, California, Russ Wernimont started to make motorcycle parts in the 1990s and continues to produce some of the highest quality stamped steel fenders and accessories in the market. His all new ‘Flat Back’ series of front fenders are available for 19 to 30 inch wheel applications; his FXR fairings and FXR/Dyna fairing mounting kits, front fenders and LED taillight and license plate combo complement his ranges of mirrors, dashes and conversion kits;


Cobra Engineering: Recent new products from the Yorba Linda, California based manufacturer include Cobra 4” slip-ons with 4” Race Pro end caps that expand to 4 ½”. Available for 2017 Touring models, they feature a 3” core technology that is described as “far beyond conventional louvered metal tubes.” Cobra says it has been able to engineer and use a “high frequency, sound chattering technique in the high-flow core to enhance the lower mellow tones. The result is a muffler system that offers great sound quality without mid-range distortion”;


DP Brakes: Manufactured exclusively for Drag Specialties, DP Brakes’ (the originator of sintered brake pad technology) premium performance brake pads are said to be dust free, noise free and fade free, offering “superb stopping power even when the pads are cold,” according to Larry Mills, the British manufacturer’s North American Head of Operations. “Sintered metal works as well when cold as other pads do when they are hot. Our upgraded high-tech ceramic heat barrier on the back plate stops the heat generated by braking friction from reducing stopping power or causing brake fade by preventing it from transferring into the brake fluid”;


Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation: Recent new product designs from the Phoenix, Arizona based specialist include a one-piece clean-up accessory to streamline late-model Harley-Davidson gas tanks. Their “Clean and Simple Steel Dresser Dash” is a direct bolt-on application that “looks sharp” on H-D touring model stock tanks from 2008–2017. “The really large OEM tank console plays havoc with the sleek flowing lines we are always trying to create with our products,” says Yaffe. “This gave me the perfect opportunity to create a sleek, low-profile custom dash that makes your stock tank look clean and stretched, with one simple bolt-on part”;


Maxima Racing Oils: Available in the fall of 2017, Californian oil blender Maxima is updating its successful ‘Oil Change in a Box’ program specifically for Harley’s M-8 models. With the engine now also migrated into the 2018 and up Softails, Maxima’s V-twin Market Business Development Specialist Garrett Andrews told us: “The fact that the Milwaukee-Eight actually holds more oil has gone largely unnoticed by a lot of people. Our ‘Oil Change in a Box’ options have been hugely popular with workshops and dealers, as each single order number kit comes with all the necessary products to complete a full oil change - our V-twin formula 20W-50 engine, transmission and primary oils, plus a K&N ‘Wrench-Off’ oil filter in choice of black or chrome;


Klock Werks: The Mitchell, South Dakota bike builder (purveyor of fine limited edition design work for Indian Motorcycle no less!) and parts designer continues to see sales of its popular ‘Flare’ windshield program growing strongly and has scored big this year with Kicker Audio ‘Fit Kits’, their ‘Kliphanger’ and ‘Ergo’ handlebars and recently added device mounts by ‘iOmounts;