S&S Cycle is going all out to promote their new X-Wedge engine as well they should. It looks like it has a lot going for it, great power output, multiple displacements available and it meets all of the EPA emission regulations. To give bikers an idea of what it can do, they’re installing it in a lot of custom bikes and signing on custom builders to wrap something around it.
This bike goes along with our big twin sport bike theme, the Sport Fighter XTR, which is the work of Tim Edmonson of Edmondson Custom Built in Texas. The engine is a fuel injected 117 inch X-Wedge hooked up to a Jims 5 speed transmission all fitted into a custom frame. Wheels are 18 inch on both ends with a 130 Metzeler up front and a 250 out back. I like the exhaust tucked up under the tail like a lot of sport bikes instead of down on the side like most of the V-Twin customs you see. It looks like it would be a fun bike and if this doesn’t give a few builders some ideas, they’re not paying attention. Remember, the EPA rules that limit custom and kit bike builders are easy to deal with if your engine is EPA certified and the X-Wedge takes care of that.
Thanks for the tip, Bob.