Performance From Better Technology
Engineering is led by Paul Johnson, an innovative gear designer with
a knack for insight into the long neglected world of American v-twin
The lanky Iowan was a design engineer on the original Polaris Victory
motorcycle project, where he first recognized a real need for creative
that could bring out peak performance by maximizing drivetrain components.
He saw that while engine and chassis development was progressing
at a phenomenal
pace, drivetrain performance enhancements were stuck trying to build
on a decades old, antiquated spur gear design.
||We were very
pleased to accept Powersports Business News Nifty 50 Best New
Product award for our revolutionary WideGear close ratio gear
set and primary extension at the 35th Annual Dealer's Expo this
past February in Indianapolis, IN. In
making their award, the editors considered a number of factors,
including design characteristics, suitability for the marketplace,
quality of manufacturing, and overall product integrity.
years of drivetrain engineering and design experience with major
companies gave him the necessary background to introduce cutting edge
technology that uses state of the art proven helical
techniques, first developed for the industrial and automotive industry,
to the American v-twin aftermarket.
name of that technology? TwistGear, the first product developed for
what's become a revolutionary line of precision engineered components
for Harley-Davidson style five-speed motorcycle transmissions.
innovative solutions that result in superior performance is what
Engineering is all about. The solutions may look unfamiliar —
from the breakthrough trapdoor four-point bearings introduced in 2000
to the 2003 self-locking transmission oil seal — but
the principles have long been employed throughout the transportation
core goal of the company philosophy is to design and manufacture
premium products that will enhance the customer's
total riding experience. The focus is on the drivetrain, and the
methodology is to examine outmoded design components for weakness and
implement state-of-the-art replacements that maximize the
overlooked potential of efficient transmission design in delivering
the legendary Harley power to
Engineering's market is the powersports industry, specifically the
twin motorcycle transmission segment. Current products cover both sport
and big twin five-speeds and their use in stock to ultra
high performance applications, as well as selective technology for
The energy and driving force behind Johnson Engineering comes from my personal relationship with God. In fact, the most important event in my life is that I have found God. I want to share with you my discovery of life's most important decision.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16, from the Bible)
My hope is that you can find Him also. My religious beliefs and moral standards guide us in what we do and how we do it. I strive to put God first in our business. We work to create quality products that exceed people's expectations. It is our goal to offer drivetrain solutions, which make your riding experience more enjoyable.
and TwistGear® are trademarks of Johnson Engineering, Inc. Buell™,
Dyna™, and Sportster™ are trademarks of the Harley-Davidson
Motor Company. No affiliation with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company
is implied or inferred.