Crane Cams has reopened under the new ownership of S&S Cycle, and is actively engaged in manufacturing and sales operations of its ignition and motorcycle lines. The company, founded by Harvey J. Crane in 1953, is newly housed in a facility at 1640 Mason Ave. in Daytona Beach, Fla.
S&S Cycle acquired Crane’s intellectual properties, patents, trademarks, camshaft masters, inventory and some equipment in April 2009. S&S is best known for its broad line of components for V-Twin motorcycle applications. The 50-year-old company boasts extensive R&D and manufacturing capabilities, including a complete in-house 50-state emissions certification lab.
“We have already ramped up production of the motorcycle valve train and ignition products, as well as the automotive ignition line,” said Terry Johnson, Crane product manager. “Many of the top NASCAR teams use Crane ignition products, so maintaining continuity for these customers is top priority.”
“While we know the market is very hungry for our cam and valve train product lines, we want to make sure the parts we ship exceed the quality and performance expectations of our customers,” says Chase Knight, valve train manager, “At this point we can’t put a firm timeline as to when everything will be fully up to speed. We want to be sure to get this right!”