On behalf of those of us on stock cans, thank you.
No, seriously. For a trade-off of 1-2 horsepower – best case – I can run my bike about 40 km/h faster before meester po-lees man realises that maybe, just maybe, I shouldn’t be breezing through traffic quite that quickly.
A quick explanation: that 1hp gain on a 180hp bike isn’t the reason why anyone gets a pipe, especially a slip-on. The real reason is because an aftermarket changes the engine note drastically, making it more aggressive, deeper, and more attention-grabbing. Great qualities if you’re interested in impressing folks outside the local clubs, and I’ll admit that aesthetics are a big draw of riding a sportsbike in the first place. Not so great when you don’t want the local friendly police orificeer picking you out of the crowd.
So yeah… go on lowering that bar! It’s fantastic.