Vance and Hines Motorcycle Exhaust; the birth of a legend...
Vance and Hines motorcycle exhausts were born out of a
friendship, a common desire not to settle for second best, and a
winning attitude that has made Vance and Hines motorcycle
exhausts known and respected throughout the world.
The history of the Vance and Hines combination goes back over
, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines first met. As a
team, with Terry riding and Byron tuning, the duo became a force
to be reckoned with on every drag strip in the US.
The combination of feedback from Terry when riding the bikes and
the ability of Byron to use that feedback to squeeze more and
more power out of the motorcycle setup resulted in win after win
for the pair, and they quickly became two of the most recognised
names in motorcycling. 27 NHRA national event victories
topfuel bike and Pro Stock bike are testament to their dominance
of the sport.
Vance and Hines exhausts were still a long way off
however; in the early 1980s, Terry and Byron had taken their
partnership into the commercial field, forming their own company
to build racing engines. It was almost inevitable given the
impact that well designed motorcycle exhausts
can have on engine
performance, that by 1983, Vance and Hines exhaust systems
would be coming off the production line for both drag racing and
street bike applications.
In the mid 1990’s all of the Vance and Hines motorcycle
exhaust expertise and know how was brought to bear on the V-Twin
. Vance and Hines immediately recognised that in
this market, looks, style and performance are equally
important. By focusing on the needs of this market, Vance and
Hines have become one of the most popular
aftermarket parts for cruiser riders all over the world.
The competition is pretty fierce in the exhaust aftermarket,
but Vance and Hines motorcycle exhausts continue to push the
development of their products through their involvement with drag
bike racing. The cutting edge development needed to stay
competitive on the strip is continually being brought to the
consumer though the development of new exhaust systems.
In 2000, Vance and Hines moved into a bigger production facility
, right next door to the old one in Santa Fe Springs,
California. However the demand for Vance and Hines motorcycle
exhausts has continued to grow at such a rate that in 2003, they
expanded back into the old factory, in order to give them the
space to produce a range of Vance and Hines motorcycle exhausts
that now runs to over 250 models.
Vance and Hines are readily available online, and with the attention to quality shown in the production of these exhaust systems, they are probably one of the safest online purchases you can make in the parts and accessories market today.
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