The basic purpose of a Stage 1 Performance Upgrade to your motorcycle is to modify the air filter, exhaust system, and fuel metering system to run as efficiently as possible, allowing it to breathe freely and, as a result, increasing the available power.
Moving more air and fuel through the engine is the fastest (and most cost-effective) was to generate more power and torque. A free-flowing air filter and matching tuned exhaust will add performance you can really feel. Heavy breather and Stage 1 Free Flow Air Filters bring a big boost and a sweet-sounding exhaust system delivers power you can feel across a broad RPM range.
There are different interpretations and variations of what constitutes a Stage 1 but generally speaking it is recalibration of the air intake and exhaust systems to improve air flow, often using aftermarket accessories that are better equipped to achieve this. One important aspect of the process is that upgrading one part without the others won't give the desired effect. It also generally requires no internal engine modifications.
Enhanced exhaust systems provide less restriction for the gases to escape, but also have the added perk of giving the bike that raw, powerful, Harley-Davidson® sound!
Stage 1 upgrades are a widely recognized addition and will certainly add value to your bike.
Not only will the conversion increase the overall BHP and provide that traditional Harley-Davidson® sound, but you'll also find the response from the throttle will be crisper and sharper, and your riding experience more enjoyable overall.
We're currently running a promotion giving you Stage One Tuning from just £950, along with Softail® Stage One to Stage Two from just £649.
If you're looking to take your ride to the next level with a Stage One upgrade, get in touch with our team here and discuss your options, or pop in-store and speak to our team directly. We're able to guide you through the process and find out exactly what you want for your bike.
Call our Cheltenham team on 01242 240570 or our Oxford team on 01865 735121 for a free consultation and to discuss your options.