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Thursday 19 January 2023

Performance Machine

PM Adds More Pistons and Controls

Cerritos, California based Performance Machine has added new four-piston integrated rear calipers for M-8 Softails.

Designed to provide "optimal braking power with no flex, they have been specifically engineered to mate perfectly with the M-8 Softail stock rear brake master cylinders. This new M-8 caliper displays the famous PM logo machined on the caliper face and has the brake bracket seamlessly designed into the outer caliper half for an ultra-clean look."

Available in Contrast Cut and chrome finishes, PM says that these calipers are "the most powerful and stylish calipers available for the M-8 generation of Softails." CNC-machined from billet aluminum, the custom integrated one-piece design is ABS and non-ABS compatible and ships with all needed chrome mounting hardware.

Also seen here, these PM mid controls are available for '09-'13 and '14-'16 Touring models. Described as the "mandatory upgrade for 2009-2016 Touring models when performance riding is the goal, our mid-control designs allow for a much more aggressive riding position and provide increased ground clearance for attacking corners."

Made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, "these 'mids' are strong, lightweight and can be used with a PM rear brake master cylinder or the stock master cylinder. Steel brake linkage and chrome heim joints offer easy brake actuation, and the short throw shift lever lets riders quickly rip through the gears.

"The simple bolt-on design means no cutting into the primary cover and no modifications. The stock pre-2017 H-D style clevis is compatible with PM foot and toe pegs as well as other aftermarket pegs." They are available in Black Ops and Gold Ops finishes. PM says to note that they will not work with the stock Touring and some aftermarket exhaust systems.           

An aggressive riding position means increased cornering clearance. They are a bolt-on installation with all necessary chrome hardware provided - along with an included shift linkage. Foot and toe pegs are sold separately; they are compatible with passenger floorboards or footpegs.