Indy Mile: Bryan Smith & Kawasaki Stay Cool

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FLUIDYNE Powersports helped keep Bryan Smith’s Ninja 650-based flattracker running cool and consistent as he powered to an historic victory at the Indy Mile, Kawasaki’s first win in the premier AMA Grand National Twins class.

Bryan Smith says: “If I can’t ride flat-out, the race is over,” said Smith, 27, a former Harley factory rider who has earned two other Mile victories, as well as an AMA 883 championship, Rookie of the Year honors and the Horizon Award in his young career.

“I was wide-open around the Indy Mile for 25 laps and the bike never got over 200 degrees,” he continued. “Most of the bikes we compete against are air-cooled, so they lose power during the race. Cooled properly with a Fluidyne radiator, ours had the same power throughout each lap.”

Bill Werner, co-owner and tuner of the Monster Energy- and Kawasaki-sponsored team, is an AMA Hall of Famer who has wrenched to more than 130 wins and 13 championships.

Bill Werner says: “Bless his soul, he can race his little heart out,” Warner said of his star rider. “A water-cooled motorcycle is only as good as its radiator. Bryan kept his cool and so did the Kawasaki, due to our Fluidyne Powersports radiator. Nobody’s laughing now. We’ve got a great setup now and I have high expectations for the rest of the year.”

In addition to keeping their cool, FLUIDYNE radiators are also built more rugged to fend off damage.

Constructed from aircraft-quality aluminum, structural highlights include thicker materials throughout, a CNC-machined billet filler neck, beaded hose connections for leak-proof sealing and a stainless-steel radiator caps.

These components are held together with substantial TIG welds to withstand extreme conditions and produce a crash survival rate far exceeding the OEM parts.

Not only do FLUIDYNE radiators out-cool and outlast the stock units, they’re much less expensive, come with a one-year warranty and install easily, utilizing the factory mounts and hardware.

Multi-time winners in the SCORE and Best in the Desert series, including the grueling Baja 1000 and 1000-mile Vegas-to-Reno race, FLUIDYNE Powersports radiators have been proven around the world. Developed and manufactured in the United States, they are built upon 50 years of experience in vehicular fluid dynamics.

Available for nearly 100 motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, FLUIDYNE Powersports radiators are also available for custom applications such as this race-winning dirt tracker.

When the heat is on, FLUIDYNE Powersports radiators keep things cool. For more information, log on to