Spyke Inc. Acquires STD Development

Spyke Inc, the company well known for its high torque starters & numerous electric components, has acquired STD Development a specialist in complete high performance engines, cases, heads, cylinders and driveline components  for V-Twin motorcycles. The deal includes the brand name, the good will, all inventory, all CNC machinery, tooling, etc. It was years that STD Development was struggling with many after-market companies using their products unable to get delivery of the parts ordered. Spyke Inc. states that production has restarted for their popular parts like the replica Big Bore Panhead and Shovelhead heads and cylinders used in STD engines but also by companies like engines manufacturer Accurate Engineering. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Spyke Inc.

13 Responses to “Spyke Inc. Acquires STD Development”

  1. 1 Jason Jun 23rd, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Nice…it is about damn time someone did this! I hope they build quality parts here. I hope that this is not another “Taiwan Tedd” f%&k job where they take a good name like Sifton and pimp it out overseas. From the sounds though this is a straight deal for us.

  2. 2 Jeff Nicklus Jun 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Great move by Spyke!

    Over & Out,


  3. 3 ray c wheeler Jun 23rd, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Performance from a Quality American Manufacture, imagine that………
    Good Job Spyke and crew……

  4. 4 Keith Stone - Kiki & Angel Jun 23rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I thought SPIKE was made in China? Im I wrong?

  5. 5 Kirk Perry Jun 24th, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I like the spigot exhaust ports and O-ring intake manifold.
    Can’t beat a Linkert for smooth idle consistency. Those early-Harley motors were designed for a Linkert carb. Other carbs fit, but borne from hot rod mentality … not thought-out, just a pot someone stuck on the motor to be different [(and lose their internal throttle cable(s) in the process]. 🙂

    What I don’t care for, on the 1998 STD set I own, are the flat-sided fins on the left side of the heads that smack most-roastus, of Evolution and the 3-bolt exhaust flange pattern that threads directly into aluminum (with no webbed steel insert). Speaking of which, do the Spyke heads have steel inserts webbed into the head bolt fasteners? That would be a big deal to me. A deal breaker as a matter of fact.

    Spyke® may be Taiwan. The world in 2011, and beyond is Taiwan. The words today are “Well Made in Taiwan”. I may even apply for dual nationality.
    My 2010 “Lifeline®”, imported green face speedometer, shipped with a separate stainless odometer arm, and curved “glass” lens, in blue & orange window-box package that looks like a Wal-Mart presentation. Mooter-scooter!

    No my friends, USA is a cottage industry now, but our air quality is better.

    If the heads are ellipticall on the fin outline like OE, and Accurate Engineering is using them – then I’m in (after I see a left side view).
    Welcome back.

  6. 6 EvoJoe Jun 24th, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Made in the USA. All day long.

  7. 7 LENNY SINNET Jun 24th, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Great product Huge deal I have seen it at Spyke being made.Good to see STD products back. Made in So-Cal USA.

  8. 8 Chessie Jun 24th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I worked for Barry (Accurate Engineering) in 2006 as his parts manager. We depended on STD for our bottom cases and more. They were a major reason the clients had to wait for so long to get the engines from us. We had to wait to get our parts from them. They made some eternal parts (special order) for us too. THAT would take as long as 6 to 9 months to fill those orders!

    While I’m sad to see another family business bite the dust, I have to say I’m sure there are many folk who are looking forward to seeing a jump in productivity with STD and their beautiful products.

  9. 9 chopmonster66 Jun 24th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    i have a 120 outlaw pan from accurate and it di take a long time to get the motor almost 4 mounths but it was worth all the wait , it is a BAD ASS !!!! hope the keep up the great parts….

  10. 10 Wiz Jun 26th, 2011 at 5:57 am

    The best all-around carberator I’ve found is the CV. I got one on my ’40 flathead 74, on my ’47 Knuck, Hell, I’d put one on my lawnmower if I could! . I’ve installed ’em on Panheads, and of course, the Evos. Throw a Turbulator ‘an a Yost Power Tube set-up in it along with an S&S air cleaner [gives ya sumthin’ like a 5% horsepower increase just from the design of the venturie] and a K&N air filter [an 80% clogged K&N flows better than any other new air filter] ‘an you got a good set-up. The CV gives the motor just what it needs in all situations and ya don’t hafta rejet for elevations. I rode up from Austin, TX [elevation about 500 feet above sea level] to Sturgis [elevations in the Black Hills as high as 10,000 feet] with a Super “B” on my Shovel one year, ‘an I was havin’ ta re-jet every 500 feet or so to get maximum efficiency outta the carb. Got pretty good at pullin’ the float bowl off that S&S. Now I got an adjustable main jet on it, didn’t at the time so it was a bitch! Wiz

  11. 11 gina woods Jun 28th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    2 great companies I run STD and Spyke and have nothing but great results. Great promo/relationship with STD – Good Luck to the STD family! Spyke has awesome customer service and have had great promotion with them too! Good for Spyke to get STD …Congrats & Good Luck!

  12. 12 Kirk Perry Jul 5th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Here’s dated pics of the bottom bolt pattern for STD heads from W&W, Wuerzburg.
    Check-out the steel inserts, or what? Looks good to my eyes. If you click on the pic, it blows-up larger.

  13. 13 Russell Jul 8th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I bought a 95 Gen/shovel-It is new and never wrenched up. I got faith this motor will do my bidding but need any contact for more more S.T. D. motor info. It has been sitting on a shelf since 95 w/origin papers-Who is the go to for STD today?

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