because most of us look for power gains with every mod. Buying a two mothers is spending a bunch of money to make the bike louder and loose power..............
and they're ugly.because most of us look for power gains with every mod. Buying a two mothers is spending a bunch of money to make the bike louder and loose power..............
hence why they're several hundred more $$$ in most cases and why most people go with the lower quality stuff.i'm going to be a hypocrite here. just go with whatever you like...
but on a side note, two bros quality is not as good as arrows, akra, leo, and other ones that are up there.
Amen.1. Loud with little to no power gains, and in some cases, a loss of power
2. Look like chit
As has been mentioned, Akrapovic, Leo Vinci, and the Japanese mfr's (Arata, Sato) offer better welding, power gains, etc. If you just want to fart pipe your bike (like some dipchit Civic driver) to make it loud, then pick whatever you like. I'm not a big fan of loud exhausts just to be loud. When I see this on bikes it's the same thing as the lil F&F crowd putting coffee can sized exhausts on their cars just to make noise.
The Arata Slip-on is producing 6HP for the 08-09 1000RR that's a pretty damn good example of proper R&D work in my opinion so I guess not that much has changed eh...Interesting read LDH and thanks for making the effort, however it seems that since your write up things have changed quite a bit. The 08 blade is a totally different kettle of fish when it comes down to its power and applicable exhausts that will make 2-3hp if your lucky let alone the bigger numbers of bikes from as little as 2-3 years ago.
Micron have since gone tits up and Sato have not made an exhaust for the blade in 4-5 years according to their website (05-06 exhaust only) maybe even they being so good are having troubles with yeliding results in the newer blade for definite.
Akrapovic for me have alsways been overpriced with little gains compared to the smaller less known companies making exhausts that work and spread by word of mouth not so much how much R&D budget you can slash off to advertise your stuff.
The RR8/RR9 is probably one of the worst bikes to tune for because so many variations for different countries and where a tweak on the midrange might work ok for a US bike it may hamper a UK bike, obviously this is where the magic boxes and tuning comes in.
However people should not have to buy a PC for a slip on as thats the point of using the manufacturers headers is that they have got the most they can out of that combination and it keeps the cost down at the end of the day, we all know this is not the case but advertising is a powerful tool for the ill informed.
At the end of the day if you want performance you will pay the extra if you want noise/tone you will listen to many and pick what you like (to contradict the review, if you cant gain much from any exhaust surely looks and sound then play a part?)
anyway enuff rambling buy what you like you have to pay for it and you have to live with it, screw logic or willy waving, get on your bike and ride it.
^^^ Laguna regulations???