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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Vance & Hines

V&H Enters ADV Segment with Pan America Exhaust   

Santa Fe Springs, California based Vance & Hines has entered the ADV/Dual-Sport exhausts market for the first time with the launch of a new slip-on for Harley's Pan America.
One of the fastest growing sectors of the motorcycle market worldwide, V&H has supplemented the Pan America offering with exhausts for the BMW R 1250 GS and GS Adventure models and announced plans to open its own Off-Road Proving Grounds in the Mojave Desert (see separate report in the NewsDesk section of this edition of AMD).

Vance & Hines launched the Adventure Hi-Output 450 exhaust for the new Harley-Davidson Pan America motorcycle this week. This is Vance & Hines' first adventure motorcycle product, leading the company's entry into the off-road category.

The Vance & Hines Adventure Hi-Output 450 is said to deliver a performance increase of five foot-pounds of torque and over five horsepower compared to Harley's stock exhaust for the Pan America and reduce the overall weight of the Revolution Max-powered Harley by nearly six pounds.
The product is designed with V&H's distinctive look - a massive 4.5" stepped, high-output canister constructed of 304 grade stainless steel with a brushed finish and a ceramic-coated, CNC-machined billet aluminum end cap. The riveted badge showcases a new laser-engraved logo graphic, which will be used on all Vance & Hines ADV and off-road products.

The Vance & Hines Adventure Hi-Output 450 exhaust features a new badge designed specifically for the company's off-road products.

For rider comfort, the mid-pipe has been designed to improve riders' boot clearance while standing on the pegs. V&H says the new system delivers its "signature exhaust note" while meeting the SAE Standard J2825 sound levels and maintaining the bike's 50-state emissions compliance.
"This is an important launch for Vance & Hines," said company President Mike Kennedy. "In addition to being a great exhaust for an outstanding motorcycle, the new Adventure Hi-Output 450 product moves us into a whole new category. 

Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy tests the new Adventure Hi-Output 450 exhaust on a Harley-Davidson Pan America motorcycle. The launch of the new exhaust signals Vance & Hines' entry into the off-road market.

"ADV bikes are a hot market, and we are bringing Vance & Hines performance, style and sound to the category. In the coming months we'll be delivering greater exhilaration to riders of all the most popular ADV bikes in the market.
"We are making a significant investment in the off-road segment. Our R&D capabilities are already expanding in preparation for our growth in this category."  
The new V&H exhaust is compatible with Harley's factory saddlebags for the Pan America. A US Forestry spark arrestor will be available as an add-on for riders traveling off road.