W.A.R. Performance (short for Witt Advanced Racing Performance) was started by Mike Witt in 2009 as a company that pursued reliable performance upgrades outside the corporate constraints of the typical dealership.
Mike has a history with v-twin performance that stems back decades to 1987 when he was drag racing his instructor Kurt Heinrichs' 1968 88" stroker XLCH at Orlando Motor Speedway. His first dealership job came in 1988, and he was in the first class of Harley-Davidson Certified Master Technicians.
Eric started working with Mike back in 2003, quickly learning as much as he could about v-twin performance. His grasp of what works and ability to think outside the norm has led to W.A.R. performance developing some of the nastiest Harley's around. His second favorite thing to do is tell Harley owners (and other builders) how much power their bike will make have based off what's in the build. His favorite is telling them how much more a change to the build would get. While he is currently working for Tesla full time Eric is still around helping Mike out with build development and website stuff.
When it comes to performance, experience is key. In the early nineties Mike was building 100hp/100lb-ft of torque 80" Evo motors. A decade later he crossed the 120lb-ft of torque mark with a 95" version of the new twin cam motor. Fast forward again to a 130whp 1250cc V-Rod in 2008 and a 140whp 113" Ultra. He has produced daily ridden, cross country reliable 120whp 103" motors. Monster 140hp 110" Softails, 149hp 110" Baggers and even a 200+whp supercharged 120" in a little old Dyna.
Currently Mike works closely with leading companies in the industry Like Andrews and S&S to continue bringing new advancements to the American v-twin performance.