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Monday 27 September 2021


M-8 Shorty Options

Under the new ownership of Jason Bowne since 2019, Sawicki Speed's redesigned Softail Short Cannon systems are now manufactured in North Carolina and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Available through HardDrive's national six-warehouse network in the United States, laser CAD supported engineering has allowed Sawicki to re-engineer its entire line of exhaust systems from the ground up. Aircraft-grade 304 stainless steel is used across the entire line, with ceramic black coating and electro polishing finish options.
All fabrication is TIG welded, by hand, with components such as the billet aluminum end caps precision CNC-machined and black powder-coat finished - meaning they are fully serviceable, though the sealed cap mufflers remain non-serviceable.

Softail Short Cannon

The Sawicki Bagger Shorty has become regarded as one of the best M-8 exhausts on the market, according to Jason, and the addition of the M-8 Short Canon has been widely regarded as an important signal of intent for the brand.
Furthermore, adding newer mid and full length options to sit in the range alongside the 'Shorty' exhaust has meant that "Sawicki now has a strong offer for late models right out of the gate," says Jason Browne, ushering in a new era for the brand.
"The M-8 Cannon that we additionally now have for M-8 Softails has added to the opportunity dealers have with Sawicki. We have kept the original Dyna/Bagger Shorty, but have refined the design to give them better reliability and finish.
"In fact, thanks to what our dealers have been telling us, we have a 'Sporty Shorty' to come soon, and we are also working on options for Indian Motorcycle models - for the Challenger initially."

Bagger Shorty

All Sawicki exhausts have 18 mm O2 bungs in them, "and we include O2 sensor reducers with every exhaust we ship. This means aftermarket wideband sensors or factory sensors can be used. Exhaust port gaskets will be included soon and if a bike doesn't have O2 sensors, then an 18 mm sensor plug will get it done - though dealers can request custom pipes without sensor bungs if they prefer.
"Our exhausts will provide performance gains across the rpm range. The results will vary based on displacement, compression and any performance modifications done to the engine, but dealers and their customers can see the dyno graphs we post on our Facebook and Instagram pages."

Although Sawicki exhausts don't have CARB approval, Jason says they are 49 state legal, across the range, and that they are working on a high-performance catalytic converter. There is no sound approval though. Sawicki mufflers ship with a removable race-style performance baffle - "they can be packed to the rider's liking with a variety of packing - fiberglass and other options work very well and change the tone of the pipe."