Motorcycle Camshaft


"What motorcycle camshaft should I buy?" is the one we often hear at Delta Camshaft. While there are no hard and fast rules for pick*ing a cam for a specific application, some basic guidelines are worth considering.

Keep in mind that a motorcycle camshaft is usually chosen for the basic purpose of producing more power from your engine. The three questions to answer before choosing a new motorcycle camshaft:

  • Is the bike going to be used for all around street riding or is it for track or drag racing?
  • Type of riding: Do you spend a lot of your time riding two up on highway trips or is it more important to have the most power you can get?
  • Have the intake and exhaust ports been changed to result in better flow efficiency?
  • Does the engine have higher than stock compression ratio to take advantage of a longer duration cam?

To get the best motorcycle camshaft for your bike all these factors must be taken into account. Call Delta Camshaft and we will help you answer these questions and get you the right motorcycle camshaft.

Motorcycle Cams


Street bikes will often perform better with mild motorcycle cams than more radical motorcycle cams. While bigger motorcycle cams may have a higher peak horsepower, more conservative motorcycle cams may feel stronger to a street rider because the max torque occurs at lower RPM.

Changing motorcycle cams is the easy way to more torque in the 2000-4000 RPM range. This is the main benefit of a good performance camshaft and properly tuned engine.

  • Horsepower
  • Max torque
  • Lower RPM
  • Higher compression ratio

For an engine with a motorcycle cam properly matched to the compression ratio, the overall result will be more power at mid to high range engine speeds. In general, higher compression ratios need longer duration motorcycle cams.

Performance Motorcycle Camshafts


Thinking about adding a performance motorcycle camshafts to your motorcycle? If so, then one of the things you’ll probably be upgrading to is a performance motorcycle camshaft.

There are a lot of options out there and it can be difficult to decide exactly what is the best performance motorcycle camshafts for your application. Things to consider:

  • Intake opening
  • Intake closing
  • Exhaust opening
  • Exhaust closing

The basic function of performance motorcycle camshafts is to open and close your intake and exhaust valves. This may seem like a fairly straightforward process, but motorcycle camshafts deal with the dynamics of a high-speed engine. Call Delta Camshaft today for your performance motorcycle camshafts at (800) 562-5500.