LA CROSSE, WI (October 10, 2008) S&S® Cycle announces the first ever opportunity to pre-order the all new Flathead Power™ by S&S Cycle KN-Series engines. During calendar year 2008 there will be only 100 of these beautiful vintage engines produced—available in generator (PN 106-2161 MSRP $8575.00) and alternator/generator (PN 106-2560 MSRP $8750.00) styles—with serial numbers that identify them as the first 100 produced. Considered one of the most desirable engines ever, this is a great opportunity to lock one in for your next build.
Currently 40 KN-Series engines are already on order just from the sneak preview in Sturgis this year, leaving 60 more to be built. Expected shipping on these engines will start during the first week of December, so if you want to guarantee one for your next project, contact an S&S Customer Support Representative now. A non-refundable deposit of just $500 will lock in your place in history.
The Flathead Power by S&S KN-Series engine features the aesthetic looks of classic iron, but benefit from significant upgrades. For starters, displacement is 93 cubic inches, because you can’t go wrong with more power. One big improvement is the use of a 1958-’65 style flywheel assembly with a splined sprocket shaft and Timken sprocket shaft bearing. This change necessitates the use of a 1954-’65 tin primary cover and primary chain sprocket—but the increased flywheel stability, strength and power capacity are worth the stock departure.
Flathead Power rocker arm cover “tins” are another modern improvement. The lower covers are actually made of die-cast aluminum, and instead of being held in place by the valve guide, they are held down by valve spring pressure. A special gasket on the bottom of the lower “tin” provides a positive seal, and is much easier to service if needed, since the valve guides do not have to be pressed out in order to remove the lower covers. Also instead of the steel brazed-in hard oil return lines used on stock tins, S&S has improved the design of the oil line for better reliability and easier assembly and maintenance.
“We are very excited to finally be able to launch the Flathead Power 93ci KN-series engines. There has been over 14 months of refinement that went into getting them ready for this announcement,” said Charlie Hadayia, S&S Senior Sales Manager.
S&S dealers can place an order by calling their Customer Support Representative on their direct dial phone lines. For an S&S customer that would like to order a 93ci KN-Series engine, you can call (608) 627-1497 and a Customer Support Representative can take your order and place it with an S&S dealer for you.