so i guess that means the US spec bike will still have its cats in the underslung cans. You guys see the people who cut open the cans, removed the cats and then welded them back shut ahah
Feels like people have VW to thank for this.The new exhaust is in direct response to the new Euro 4 regulations constraining all manufacturers who wish to sell products in Europe
are you out of your mind?Feels like people have VW to thank for this.
Can't really see many people switching out the whole exhaust system as that would cost quite a bit.
I don't think its that bad either. In fact I wonder if a nice short megaphone might be one way to get the sound without having to remove the cat..Downsides:
The look (Although it is growing on me)
The cans seem to be supported by the pillion pegs making removal of those difficult to impossible.
As I think someone else has said, to revert to an aftermarket under slung system (if available) from Termi or Akrapovic would mean changing the lower fairing panels (both sides?)
Makes a good job of hiding the right side of the swing arm! :wink2:
Maybe like the original Yoshimura that came as an option on the Gixxer K6 (that wasn't very noise police compliant either!)I don't think its that bad either. In fact I wonder if a nice short megaphone might be one way to get the sound without having to remove the cat..
they added sound deadening to the engine internals to cut noise, as well as on the inside of the fairing.visordown says the biggest hurdle for the exhaust was the noise. It's measured from the center of the bike so the new exhaust will move some of the noise away from the middle of the bike.
First time I've heard of this.
The new exhaust fulfils two roles. It not only reduces emissions thanks to the extra length and space for a revised catalytic converter but it also moves some of the noise away from the centre of the bike. Knowing this, I looked at the exhaust in a new light. It’s a clever exercise in technical innovation even though the final aesthetic is slightly harder to appreciate.
no. the bike gained 14kg over the 899.It stinks that motorcycle manufacturers have to jump thorough hoops to meet EU noise standards. People are just going to mod it anyways and have it exceed the noise limit. I see the need for the a longer pipe due to the emissions standard but that 14 kg just for sound deadening...