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Another great day on two wheels! We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to test ride Harley-Davidson's all new 135 Cubic Inch Screamin' Eagle Crate Engine and that thing is FAST! The three of us as well as Lance & Juan from Thrashin' each got to take some hot laps around Daytona and it was pretty wild trying to tame that beast!
About the Screamin' Eagle 135ci Stage IV Performance Crate Engine
"For the rider demanding for no-compromise performance. This is the most displacement, and the most power, ever created by Harley-Davidson for a street-compliant crate performance engine. Engineered by the pros at Harley-Davidson and built from the bottom up in Milwaukee, this street-tuned 135-cubic-inch Screamin’ Eagle® Crate Engine is designed to run with a wide-open throttle at high engine speeds and provide instant passing power from cruising speed. Made for riders seeking maximum displacement, compression, and flow, it delivers 143 ft-lb of torque to the rear wheel as soon as the throttle is cranked. Stage IV equipped engine includes 135 Stage IV badging on the cylinder heads and timer cover to highlight the powerplant. This street-ready performance motor features the finest Screamin’ Eagle® components: Screamin' Eagle® Extreme CNC-ported cylinder heads, SE8-517 high-lift cam, new high-compression forged pistons, high-performance cam bearing, high-performance tappets, patent-protected 4.31" steel sleeve cylinders, new 4 5/8" flywheel, new 68mm throttle body and CNC-machined 68mm intake manifold, new 6.2 g/sec fuel injectors, and Screamin' Eagle® Pro Billet Cam Plate and Oil Pump."
It had been a while since spending some time on a built bike for all of us and we all had a blast getting to twist some throttle and enjoy all of the power the engine had to offer! After some test riding, we re-grouped and rode down to take a quick spin on the sand on Daytona Beach itself, with one or two guys getting slightly stuck but a good time nonetheless!
We made our way to Giuseppe's Steel City Pizza outside of town to go meet up with some good friends and that pizza and food in general did not disappoint! We took it easy that night after some late nights prior and got ready for some exciting days ahead!