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Wednesday 18 March 2020

Vance & Hines

Vance & Hines M-8 Torquers - "Superior Sound"

Engineers at Vance & Hines have spent two years searching for the ultimate exhaust sound for M-8 Touring models, and with the new Torquer 450 slip-on muffler they think they've found it.

"Nobody loves the sound and feel of a Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-8 motor more than Hall of Fame drag racer Terry Vance," said Head of Sales & Marketing John Potts. So, when consumers told Vance they wanted better sound from their Harley touring bike's exhaust, the company he founded 40 years ago with Byron Hines went after the solution.
The result is the Vance & Hines Torquer 450 slip-on muffler - "it delivers superior sound, improved horsepower and torque and it's designed to be used with stock exhaust headers, which many riders choose to keep on their bikes," says Potts.
"On my annual trip to the Sturgis Rally, other riders told me they couldn't find slip-ons that delivered great sound," said Vance, "so we needed to reinvent the 4.5-inch category.
"I gave the challenge to our engineering team, and they needed to invent new baffles to do it," continued Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy. "Now we offer the best sounding M-8 slip-ons on the market and we can build them at Vance & Hines for a great price. That's pretty cool."
The Torquer 450 slip-ons are the newest entry into the 4.5-inch diameter segment of the exhaust market. The 50-state emission compliant slip-on mufflers "deliver superior sound and improved horsepower and torque, the best performance of any Vance & Hines slip-on exhaust."

Vance & Hines developed the new free-flowing LS-275 baffle (patent pending) specifically to address the concerns of owners of Milwaukee-8 powered Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Design and manufacturing of the Torquer 450 takes place in the company's plant in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
"Style is important to every rider, so the new mufflers were designed with maximum visual impact," continued Kennedy. "They feature a huge 4.5-inch diameter slip-on and new, stylized billet end caps, and the exhaust makes a visual statement along with a deep, throaty sound."
Available in chrome or black, Vance & Hines says that its MRSP for the Torquer 450 is "the lowest price of any 4.5-inch pipe in the industry."