Ducati has unleashed a wave of confusion after EICMA. It seems they haven't done a particularly good job of distinguishing between the two different, market specific exhausts.
We're here to talk about the Euro lateral cannon exhaust.
The new exhaust is in direct response to the new Euro 4 regulations constraining all manufacturers who wish to sell products in Europe:
- 2016: New bike emission demands (CO 1.14 THC 0.17 NOx 0.09)
- 2016: ABS on new models required
- 2016: emission reading OBD
- 2016: Charcoal canister (Ask Cali 899 owners about how good it works)
- 2016: Changed values and methods for noise and emissions tests
And it's not going to get any better in the Old World:
- 2017: Emission demands from Euro4 applies to all new bikes(old models)
- 2017: ABS demand (new bikes,old models)
- 2020: Emission demands tighter (particle cleaning included) CO 1.00 / THC 0.10 / NOx 0.060 / Particles 0.0045*
- 2020: 80dB .... yes, 80dB. the 899 will be a king of history.
- 2020: demanded OBD to alarm for faulty emissions (lambda light)
Unfortunately for most shoppers outside of North America and Australia there seems to be very few ways to work around the presumably quieter exhaust. The shot-gun exits have their own aluminium silencers inside them, but the real hold up is the stainless steel pre-silencer that sits under the crank case.
It seems that there will be fewer DIY catalyzer work arounds. In order to get rid of the cat it seems either you must replace the entire exhaust system with something homologated by Akra or Termi or you're looking at fabricating a new pipe where the cat used to be...