Here at Hot Bike, we strive to stay on top of the most innovative parts to hit the American V-Twin industry, so we're bringing you a new tech piece entitled First Look. With this series, we will search out the newest parts and get you the inside scoop on what they are and how they work. Then we will follow up in a future issue by actually installing the part(s), explaining the install process, and giving an evaluation.
Let's start with a quick overview of what a Power Commander (PC) is and how it works. Every time we go to Horn Cycles Works in Pomona, California, we hear someone ask "How much power can I get from a Power Commander if I install it in my bike?" This is the first thing we need to answer and explain.