Updated Hypercharger - tests show big HP and Torque gains
One of the core products on which Kuryakyn was founded back in the late 1980s, the Hot Rod inspired Hypercharger was ahead of its time back then, and as a product that, along with S&S, did much to define and create the concept of the performance intake, it still is a strong seller.
Kuryakyn says that they have sold in the hundreds of thousands of units to date worldwide, but now “the journey has come full circle with the official introduction of the revolutionary Hypercharger ES.
“Representing the evolution of one of the industry’s most iconic products, the Hypercharger ES showcases modern updates in both style and performance. The radical new design features state-of-the-art electronic butterfly engagement, delivering precise butterfly movement compared to vacuum-operated fluttering.
“An integrated servo motor that connects to the coil actuates and opens the butterflies with every twist of the throttle, creating an interactive experience between rider, air cleaner and motorcycle that is unlike anything else available.”
The company says air delivery is maximized through an all new Kuryakyn designed high-flow K&N filter element with a larger surface area that combines with an internal stinger design on the filter’s end cap to result in approximately 10 percent more airflow, improved CFM rating and increased horsepower and torque versus previous Hypercharger models.
Kuryakyn says that third-party dyno tuning performed on a stock Harley-Davidson 107 cubic inch Milwaukee-Eight Touring model produced an 8.5 percent horsepower increase and 3 percent more torque, with peak gains seen at 5,000 rpm.
“The Hypercharger ES’ aggressively styled modular housing is constructed from high quality A380 aluminum, offered in three finish options. The modular design allows easy customization with Kuryakyn’s classic faceplate kits (sold separately). These interchangeable faceplates feature a fully fluted design with laser-engraved Hypercharger ES emblem to completely alter the style in minutes.
Volume production for the Hypercharger ES is slated for early September with fitment for all ’99-’17 Twin Cam and ’17 Milwaukee-Eight models, with XL Sportster applications to follow soon.