Even though Harley-Davidson makes quite powerful motorcycles, people have been demanding for more power. Well, that has been the case with most of the bikers, we always crave for more power. Anyway, we don’t know whether it was people’s demands or Indian Motorcycle’s new PowerPlus engine that led to the development of Harley-Davidson’s new and the most powerful engine – Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight 131 Crate Engine.
That’s quite a name, isn’t it? This new engine is for HD Touring model motorcycles. It’s a 131 cubic inch (2,147cc) V-Twin that delivers the biggest, most powerful street-compliant engine Harley-Davidson has ever created.
The Screamin’ Eagle 131 is a bolt-in replacement for 2017-later model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles originally equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight Oil-Cooled or Twin-Cooled engine, designed to run at high RPM and provide a significant boost of torque from cruising speed. Riders of many late-model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles will experience a commanding performance from the moment the throttle is cracked open on the Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine, performance backed by the assurance of a factory limited warranty.
“Our adrenaline-seeking riders asked for thrilling power and torque with reliability,” said Harley-Davidson Product Manager James Crean. “The Screamin’ Eagle 131 Crate Engine delivers exactly that. Developed by the Screamin’ Eagle performance team and factory-assembled at Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations to ensure the highest quality standards, this high-performance engine is genuine Harley-Davidson.”
Each Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine is detailed with 131 Stage IV badging on the cylinder heads and timer cover. The engine is available in a choice of two finish treatments to match original motorcycle styling or a custom direction – Black and Chrome or Black and Gloss Black. There are also versions of the engine to fit motorcycles originally equipped with an oil-cooled Milwaukee-Eight engine and those equipped with the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight engine.
The Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine is eligible for Custom Coverage under the motorcycle’s factory 24-month vehicle limited warranty when dealer-installed by an authorized H-D Dealer within 60 days of vehicle purchase, and is otherwise backed by a 12-month limited warranty.
The oil-cooled version of this new engine is of $6,195 whereas the twin-cooled version costs $6,395. This new engine does not fit Trike models. Installation may require the separate purchase of additional components, depending on motorcycle model. All models require an additional purchase of ECM recalibration with Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner for proper installation.
For more info, visit the official website.