New Harley-Davidson Elite Intake To Boost 2014 Touring Model Power

1SE-Heavy-Breather-Elite-Intake-Black2SE-Heavy-Breather-Elite-Intake-ChromeThe new Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy Breather Elite Performance Air Cleaner Kit (P/N 29400173 Chrome, P/N 29400172 Gloss Black, $399.95) features a washable and re-chargeable filter element that flows huge volumes of clean air.

The intake tube mounts to a custom back plate with integral breathers, and covers the throttle body and electronics for a finished look. The low-profile cast elbow and the oval cross-section element hug the engine to provide increased leg room.

The Heavy Breather Elite is available in Chrome or Gloss Black finish to match any styling direction, each finished with bright chrome end caps and trim with Screamin’ Eagle® script. The kit includes filter, intake tube, custom back plate, water-repellent rain sock and all mounting hardware.

This intake fits 2014 Touring models except those equipped with a Twin-Cooled™ engine, fairing lower glove boxes or fairing lower speakers, and is street legal when used with an Original Equipment throttle body. Proper installation requires ECM recalibration by an authorized Harley-Davidson® dealer (priced separately).

8 Responses to “New Harley-Davidson Elite Intake To Boost 2014 Touring Model Power”

  1. 1 HD Rider Feb 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 am

    How is this any better than the multitude of other intake kits out there?

  2. 2 BobS Feb 2nd, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Before and after dyno???

  3. 3 pokergolf420 Feb 3rd, 2014 at 9:46 am

    @HD Rider, because is says Screamin Eagle on it and it costs twice as much as the others, it must be better.

  4. 4 Martin Twofeather Feb 3rd, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    If you are going to spend that much buy a wimmer…….

  5. 5 Ted Feb 3rd, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Ok, I admit confusion. I spent 2 years in motorcycle school; taught by a certified
    Harley PHD instructor. We learned that the best performance comes from
    a source of STILL air, as in a box or with a cover. Reason? A more consistent
    mix of air and fuel. Turbulence from an open air filter reduces optimum combustion.
    I have seen this several times on a Dyno. So what is the deal with this Hi Pro

  6. 6 BobS Feb 4th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Interesting Ted, so where are the closed box performance intakes? Motorcycle or car all the performance intake systems I can think of use an exposed filter…

  7. 7 Ted Feb 4th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hey Bob, On a Hayabusa the air filter is in a sealed box under the fuel tank. Cool air goes in through the intake and stabilizes into “still air” in the box. Most Hi Pro motorcycles use this type of filter box.
    My cage is a BMW 330 CI. It has an intake on the front of the engine for cool air and that is fed into a sealed box which has the air filter. My competition BMW M coupe has Dinan cold air intake with a cone filter but that is behind the air dam and is protected from turbulent air.
    A Dyno tech can tune an open filter but remember that the bike is sitting still on the Dyno. The air fuel mixture changes when the bike is doing 60 mph.
    A football air cleaner cover will provide better performance than a cone in the wind.

  8. 8 JackS Feb 5th, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Good discussion on clean air, but after seeing a buddy’s bike stutter in sustained rains on a road trip, I am more concerned with its ability to breath in the rain — sock or no sock.

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