Long time that S&S Cycle didn’t release a new product. Brand new for the coming riding season, the Viola, WI company is launching their new Stealth air cleaners, a series offering bikers a lot of flexibility at correct prices. An addition to the S&S Super Stock™ line of intake they are called Stealth because they let owners of 1999 and later Harley-Davidson® Big twins to improve flow and horsepower. They will accept the stock outer air cleaner cover so your bike looks stock and nobody will know you have a little something extra going for you, an S&S air cleaner.
Internal design is similar to the traditional S&S teardrop air cleaners, in that the back plate forms a radiused inlet, like a mini air horn, and there is a directional “stinger” cone that direct air towards the center of the radiused inlet. The radiused inlet and the directional cone are designed to let air flow smoothly into the carb or throttle body with less turbulence, hence better flow. And as you all know more flow equals more power!
But while dome riders may choose to keep the stock appearance, I know that most will want a different look. For the second group, S&S has several new air cleaner covers to choose from. You can pick the cover that works best with the styling of your bike. Note that S&S offers Stealth air cleaner kits for 1991 and later Sportster® and 1993-’99 Evolution® powered big twins, but the stock covers for these models will not fit the Stealth air cleaners. They can still get the performance boost of the S&S design, but they will need to use one of the covers offered.
For the traditionalist, there is the Air Stream cover, an updated version of the classic S&S teardrop. For those looking for more custom flair, offers the Bobber and Muscle covers. These are small diameter round covers that leave the filter element exposed for a high performance “don’t mess with m”e look and a performance boost, as well. The Muscle cover uses hot rod style hood pins to hold the cover on. The new Air Stream, Bobber, and Muscle covers for the Stealth air cleaners are available in show quality chrome or Black Jack (wrinkle black) finish. More info at http://www.sscycle.com/stealth