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    Quote Originally Posted by blizviz View Post
    More power may not necessarily translate to higher incidences of mishaps or accidents (that solely depends on the rider and if s/he is safety minded or not). If more power is a negative, we will not have manufacturers trying to improve the power output of their bikes

    We can take this scenario as an example. an r15 v2 with a free-flow exhaust may produce, let's say, 20 HP on the wheel. The Pulsar 200NS also makes a similar figure (all hypothetical assumptions, not comparing brands here). So, it is not a guarantee that the Pulsar rider will ride more sanely compared to the rider with the modded r15.

    Just my 2 cents worth of thought
    This is where my point is...if you want more speed say an x bhp over the present why not use a powerful bike instead of modding the current bike. The money would be the same in that output yet you are getting the perfect feel of the engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eshan-P180 View Post
    This is where my point is...if you want more speed say an x bhp over the present why not use a powerful bike instead of modding the current bike. The money would be the same in that output yet you are getting the perfect feel of the engine.
    Certainly! Modifying engine carries its own risk, apart from reducing the engine life in general (more power, more stress, less working life).

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    Eshan: You have gone ahead and made a lot of assumptions!
    Warranty is a sham.
    The Duke and 200NS have adequate GC. The Ninja650 doesnt!
    The purpose of the exhaust would be to avoid the "catching area" which exists in the stock
    Look at this pic from stock


    And this pic of a Jardine



    Just throwing in a different perspective to the run of the mill assumptions

    PS: Whether or not that small boost of power is needed or not is a personal choice. The Leo Vince on the R15 may seem stupid to me, but it is there as it is of some utility to the buyer!
    PS2: Performance exhausts can also changes the power delivery in different RPM ranges.. so that could be another perspective to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    How about Ground Clearance for bikes with underbelly exhausts?
    As far as i have seen, bikes like ER6 (with an underbelly exhaust) have replacement exhausts which follow a similar design. So, don't think its a problem for the major brands, at least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blizviz View Post
    As far as i have seen, bikes like ER6 (with an underbelly exhaust) have replacement exhausts which follow a similar design. So, don't think its a problem for the major brands, at least!
    Does the image fix that or do you need more images
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    one important point not in survey is the weight reduction achieved by the aftermarkets, the stock ones are heavy
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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    Does the image fix that or do you need more images
    Thanx satyen on that. Yes i know the design on such exhausts that's why I uploaded that S1000RR link too...

    Now talking about output on say 650R of yours would that require a PC(Power Commander) too?? and how does it work all together?

    So, the warranty is voided or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    Does the image fix that or do you need more images
    a better fix

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    +1 on worrisomebears post! Weight reduction is a big plus too!


    Quote Originally Posted by Eshan-P180 View Post
    Thanx satyen on that. Yes i know the design on such exhausts that's why I uploaded that S1000RR link too...

    Now talking about output on say 650R of yours would that require a PC(Power Commander) too?? and how does it work all together?

    So, the warranty is voided or not?

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    Warranty is a different animal. It gets voided even if you fit a custom projector! That is a different topic altogether. To answer in short, Yes warranty is voided.
    Does it matter - Well yes.
    Can you go back to stock and claim never having done that and claim warranty - Well yes again!

    Whether or not you need the PC5 depends on which bike it is. Some exhausts dont need a piggy back Power Commander
    The Duke has a lambda sensor,
    The R15 v2 doesnt (atleast till now)
    The Ninja650 does

    PC5 (+Autotune) tweaks around the AFR and makes the experience well worth it! No matter what altitude, no matter good the fuel or its burn is!



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    if i would purchase an aftermarket exhaust, it will purely be for power and sound.

    although the increase in power is marginal, with a good exhaust, that minute increase in power can easily be felt by any experienced rider. the engine breathes better and power delivery and pick-up becomes a bit more "eager".

    this is based on my ride on a CBR250 with an aftermarket exhaust of a fellow xbhpian and comparison with stock CBR. i could feel, that yes there is a difference, though small, it is there.

    but i strongly feel that the price at which these are available is not at all justified. grossly overpriced.

    and what about emission norms, the aftermarket exhaust don't have cat-cons...whats your take on pollution..??

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