Postcards From S&S Cycle 55th Anniversary.


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I am in Wisconsin, home state of S&S Cycle, participating to their 55th anniversary celebration both at the Viola manufacturing plant and the La Crosse distribution center. Born in 1958, S&S Cycle has been in the business of conceiving, designing and producing high quality, high performance engine components – now including mufflers – for the last 55 years. Founder George J. Smith had to build his own parts to make his motorcycles go faster. And it became and never stopped to be the company philosophy: to manufacture the most prestigious line of GO FAST V-Twin engine parts. In a following post, I will retrace the history of S&S Cycle. Waiting for it, a few postcards of day 1 of the 55th celebration. Legends below series of pictures

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From left to right and top to bottom.

1- Welcome To La Crosse, WI. 2- S&S La Crosse distribution center sign. 3- S&S Cycle President Steve Iggins with a few of his 260 collaboraters 4- Wedge engine customized bike 5- S&S KN-Series replacement engine for Knucklehead motorcycles. 6- It’s a celebration, so going “slow”, relaxing with George B. Smith Chairman S&S Cycle and racer/famous motorcycle events Emcee Jay Allen. 7- Custom S&S powered Sportster. 8- Custom Builder Donnie Smith with S&S Cycle Chairman George B. Smith. 9- S&S Advertising Dept. Beth Summath with colleague. 10- Another dark & mean S&S powered Sportster 11- Billy Lane built “Air Force” bike. 12- Jay Allen “US Army” bike. 13- Thought of the day…14- S&S powered Morgan.

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15 Responses to “Postcards From S&S Cycle 55th Anniversary.”


  1. 1 Bruce Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    S&S is GREAT

  2. 2 Shifter Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Best v-win engines. Period.

  3. 3 B. Zehr Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I didn’t realize S&S was a 55 yo old company. Congrats to the Smith family.

  4. 4 Josh Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    When I broke my HD engine, even didn’t try to have it repaired. Replaced by S&S. 52,000 miles trouble free. thank you S&S.

  5. 5 Rokko Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Curious to know what S&S thinks of the new EPA emission regulations to kick in in 2016. Cyri, can you getan an official statement from the President?

  6. 6 George Van Tine Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    My next engine will be an S&S KN seies Knucklehead.

  7. 7 Patrick Sharp Jun 22nd, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Cyril is everywhere… Bravo S&S.

  8. 8 Kirk Perry Jun 22nd, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    And still keeping that boyish figure too! :)

  9. 9 morpion Jun 22nd, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    BRAVO S&S= une compagnie fiable

  10. 10 Iron Horse Jun 22nd, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Love the thought of the day! More speed please!

  11. 11 J. Jones Jun 22nd, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Great company. The only one to deal with for an after-market engine.

  12. 12 Jim Jun 23rd, 2013 at 9:25 am

    It was nice meeting you yesterday. Sorry about the weather. Not normal for us in Gods Country.

  13. 13 Olive Oil Jun 23rd, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Toured the S&S ranch in 2009. They are wonderful people and loved their little museum.

  14. 14 richard Jun 23rd, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I went to the celebration yesterday. I got there about noon. I heard Cyril was there on Saturday and was expected back on Sunday. As an avid follower of this blog I would have really liked to meet him but did not see him during my visit. I was really surprised that this event was so poorly attended. It was quite a letdown for me. There was (maybe) 150/200 people there when I left about 3 o’clock. I’ve been to S&S’s plant in Viola and was impressed with their operation, as for as I know a well liked supplier. Maybe they need to do more promotion next time….more vendors etc.

  15. 15 Martin Twofeather Jun 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I totally agree with Shifter they are the best……….

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