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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Vance & Hines

PCX Technology - "More Torque, Less Heat"

Santa Fe Springs, California based Vance & Hines has introduced a new torque boosting generation of Power Chamber Exhaust (PCX) versions of its most popular exhaust systems - with included catalyst to ensure EPA emissions compliance. 

Director of Product Planning Tom Trobaugh (left) and Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy

The company says that its new PCX technology delivers higher performance and rider comfort while retaining the popular styles of its exhaust systems. Available in chrome or matte black, the extensive launch impacts 16 different part numbers and includes top selling styles such as Power Duals, Big Radius, Shortshots Staggered and Big Shots Staggered. 


Shortshots Staggered

Power Duals

Its exclusive Power Chamber Exhaust technology uses a high-flow double-matrix catalyst that improves torque delivery through the mid-range rpm for a more responsive acceleration. The catalyst positioning is deeper into the exhaust system, moving catalyst heat further away from the rider and improving rider comfort compared to a stock system.
Big Shots Staggered

Big Radius

"The new technology produces an even deeper full-throated rumble while retaining the sculpted styling of each of the exhaust systems," according to Vance & Hines President and CEO Mike Kennedy.
"This is a huge moment for our company. Our technology delivers exactly what riders have asked for - more torque and less heat."


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PCX Power Duals

Stop Press - Stop Press - Stop Press No sooner had the news spread about the new Vance & Hines PCX technology than the company announced that it was already to expand the line by adding two new 2-into-1 exhaust systems with the return of its ultra-popular Pro Pipe and a debut for an all-new EPA compliant Bagger Race Replica System - inspired by the one used on the company’s King Of The Baggers racers.

Pro Pipe with PCX
"Pro Pipe is a classic design that has twenty years of evolution and improvement built into its return," says Vance & Hines Director of Product Planning Tom Trobaugh. "It has all the ingredients for making power: stepped headers, an oversized collector and long megaphone muffler. The new generation Pro Pipe now additionally features our innovative PCX technology, which integrates a chambered high-flow catalyst in the megaphone for a bigger boost in torque and a more robust big V-twin rumble.

"Plus, the placement of the catalyst deeper into the muffler moves heat away from the rider and improves rider comfort."
Available in chrome or matte black, the Pro Pipe 2-into1 system fits late-model Twin Cam Touring models (2010-2016), 2017 and up Touring and 2018 and up Softail M-8 models.

Bagger Race Replica 2-into-1
The Vance & Hines Hi-Output RR exhaust system comes directly out of the development work done for the riders in the King Of The Baggers class of the MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship.
Constructed of high-grade, 304 stainless steel, the hand TIG-welded RR headers step from 1.75" to 1.875" to 2.0" and feed into the same oversized collector used on the race exhaust system. The collector is even rotated to add extra ground clearance to enable steeper lean angles through the turns. 

Equipped with the Vance & Hines mid-length 4" Hi-Output megaphone muffler (featuring the same laser-cut riveted badge as the race system), the street version of the system includes the new chambered, high-flow catalyst PCX technology used for increased torque - especially at mid-range rpms.
Also available in a brushed works finish or matte black, the Hi-Output RR system fits M-8 Touring models from 2017 and up. It fits with the standard (non-stretched) saddlebags; an optional accessory heat shield kit will also be available.