SOMERSET, WIS, JAN 17 — Kuryakyn’s Hypercharger™ ES, the latest chapter in the near 30-year history of the iconic air cleaner, is now available for the entire 2018 Harley-Davidson® Softail® lineup. Preserving its signature hot rod blower styling, the Hypercharger ES represents substantial updates in design, technology and performance.
The Hypercharger ES’ state-of-the-art electronic throttle response butterflies eliminate vacuum-triggered fluttering. An integrated servo motor syncs with the coil to actuate and open the butterflies for smooth, precise movement with every twist of the throttle. Air delivery is maximized through the Kuryakyn-designed high-flow K&N® filter featuring a larger surface area compared to the original Hypercharger. The larger filter element offers approximately 10% more airflow, improved CFM rating, and utilizes a unique end cap with internal stinger design that directs concentrated airflow into the throttle body.
Performance: Third-party dyno testing performed by St. Croix Harley-Davidson (New Richmond, Wis.) resulted in added horsepower and more than six additional ft. lbs. of torque throughout the power band on a stock 114ci Milwaukee-Eight Heritage Softail. Previous dyno testing performed on a stock 107ci Milwaukee-Eight Street Glide by Those Dyno Guys (Zimmerman, Minn.) produced an 8.5-percent increase in horsepower and 3-percent more torque.
Custom Options: The Hypercharger ES’ modern muscle car-inspired A380 aluminum housing is offered in three finish options. The modular housing allows for easy customization with available Classic Faceplate Kits (sold separately), featuring a fluted design that completely alters the style in minutes.
Additional fitments for Milwaukee-Eight Touring and Twin Cam Dyna, Softail and Touring models are also available, with Sportster applications coming soon. For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/hyper.