Motorcycle Types Cruiser Springfield Mile: Fluidyne & Kawasaki Win

Springfield Mile: Fluidyne & Kawasaki Win

AMA Flat Track

For the second-straight week, Fluidyne Powersports’ custom radiator helped propel Bryan Smith and his Ninja 650-based flattracker to victory in an AMA Grand National Twins Mile event, this time in Springfield, Ill.

The 27-year-old from Flushing, Mich., is a former Harley-Davidson rider is and AMA 883 Champion. This was his fourth-ever Mile win.

Bryan Smith says: “I’ve never won back-to-back nationals, so this is a dream come true for me. I’m always better on the bigger, faster tracks. And how our bike makes power on the big tracks is a major advantage. Springfield is a really fast, groove track with huge corners. We go almost as fast through them as we do on the straights. We’ve got another Mile this weekend that suits my style even more. It would be awesome to keep the streak alive.”

Bill Werner (co-owner and tuner of the Monster Energ- and Kawasaki-sponsored team) says: “Fluidyne Powersports is one of the main components of our program because this racebike is only as good as its Fluidyne radiator.”

With the experience of more than 130 wins and 13 championships, Werner is Smith’s ace in the hole. The wily wrench wouldn’t give away his motor’s exact horsepower figure, but did divulge that the Ninja’s vertical Twin makes less torque than its V-Twin competitors, which reduces tire wear. And, as the AMA Hall of Famer says, “In this case, less is more.”

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.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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