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SuperTrapp Industries - Performance Exhaust Pioneers
The history of the SuperTrapp muffler begins in the Davis, Calif. garage of inventor Paul Moller. In the late sixties he was immersed in experimental trials of the XM-3, his early attempt at a flying automobile. In desperate needs of funds, Moller began looking for an intermediate, far easier target for his newly developed tunable disc technology. Eventually Moller turned to a passion of his – motorcycles – and the SuperTrapp muffler was born, soon becoming one of the most popular aftermarket accessories ever made for motorcycles.

From those humble beginnings, SuperTrapp Industries, Inc. has grown to be a leading manufacturer of aftermarket performance exhaust systems for a variety of motor vehicle applications, including motorcycle, ATV and automotive. The SuperTrapp brand has long been recognized as the performance standard, combining added power with innovative styling, quality, and versatile sound.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, SuperTrapp manufactures a full line of branded aftermarket exhaust systems, the company also owns and manufactures these performance product brands; Kerker, Jardine, JayBrake and FPS Racing. SuperTrapp is also the OEM supplier on major domestic and international bike brands. SuperTrapp also manufactures private label brands for the aftermarket parts and accessory programs of many major motorcycle manufacturers and for the larger distributors in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Out of the more than 200 motorcycle exhaust manufacturers worldwide, SuperTrapp ranks among the top five in performance exhaust market sales. Made in the U.S.A.

SuperTrapp’s Patented Tunable Disc Technology
A signature feature of SuperTrapp exhaust systems is the diffuser disc technology, created and patented for the XDUSOR, the first motorcycle exhaust product sold by Moller in 1971.This technology allows the rider to adapt their bike, or ATV, to a specific riding environment. This is accomplished through a series of discs with a precisely aligned diameter that form the exhaust outlet. By adding or subtracting discs, the rider can tune the powerband and sound of their machine in just a few minutes with basic hand tools.

Subtracting discs decreases the exhaust opening and increases backpressure. This effectively decreases the powerband to create more low-end torque. It also decreases exhaust tone and enriches carburetion.

Adding discs increases the exhaust outlet and decreases back pressure. This widens the powerband at the top end. It also increases exhaust tone and leans out carburetion.

Most SuperTrapp systems come with installation instructions that indicate the recommended number of discs for each application.

Kerker - Performance Exhausts
Once fierce competitors, SuperTrapp purchased Kerker in 1991 and has worked to reinvigorate the brand, introducing dozens of new products since the purchase. Kerker exhausts have a long-standing reputation for quality and satisfaction and have long been popular with both the racing circuit and the street rider. They deliver superior top end power in one of the most lightweight designs available. The systems feature Dyno-developed cores for optimum performance, billet CNC aluminum flange adaptors and packing specially engineered utilizing sound absorption technology. Kerker is also fast becoming known for styling innovation with round and elliptical canisters and sleek rainbow titanium finishes. Made in the U.S.A.

JayBrake – Calipers, Controls & Accessories
In October 2011, SuperTrapp Industries acquired the assets of JayBrake and relocated the JayBrake facility from Springville, NY to the SuperTrapp Industries facility in Cleveland, OH.

JayBrake ( is a leader in the manufacturing of performance motorcycle parts and accessories directed towards the American V-Twin market. JayBrake products include forward foot controls, handlebar controls, foot pegs, grips, brake calipers, and other motorcycle accessories to fit Harley-Davidson and American V-Twin motorcycles.

JayBrake has been in business since 1981. Made in the U.S.A.

Jardine – Exhausts & Accessories
In August 2012, SuperTrapp Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Jardine Performance Products of Corona, California. SuperTrapp relocated Jardine to their own facility in Cleveland, OH.

Jardine Performance Products ( is a leader in the manufacture of high performance exhausts, highway bars, forward controls, back rests, racks and accessories for the Harley, metric, sport, dirt bike and ATV markets.

In 1958, Jardine developed its first exhaust system for hot rod cars. In 1972, that performance technology was applied to their first high performance exhaust system for motorcycles.

Jardine has been in business since 1959. Made in the U.S.A.

FPS Racing – High Performance, Oversized Radiators & Oil Coolers for Off-Road
In August 2012, SuperTrapp Industries, Inc. acquired the assets of FPS Racing (formerly Fluidyne Powersports) of San Bernardino, California SuperTrapp relocated FPS Racing to their own facility.

Now based in Cleveland, OH, the FPS Racing ( designs and manufactures high performance radiators, oil coolers and accessories directed towards the off road dirt bike, ATV & UTV markets. These fluid-cooling products are engineered to provide unmatched engine reliability. FPS Racing radiators are stronger, increase fluid capacity and reduce engine temperatures by up to 30 percent – many at lower price points than OEM parts.

Building on 50 years of experience, FPS Racing is at the forefront of radiator technology for off-road applications. This is proven by a consistent history of top finishes in all classes of professional and amateur off-road races. Our most recent accomplishment is the 3x AMA Arenacross Championship won by Tyler Bowers on a Babbitt’s Kawasaki KX450.

FPS Racing is a leading manufacturer of radiators and oil coolers and has a strong presence in the market and reputation for developing superior products both in performance and durability. Made in the U.S.A.


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