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Hi all,
Picked up a new 690SMC this weekend from Ace Motorsports in Concord. Honestly I wasn't planning on buying a new bike (was only buying some parts from one of their mechanics)....so it turned out to be the most expensive work table I've ever bought. Lucky me! :D

Anyhow, the bike is ridiculous awesome and I scared the ***t out of myself when I caught about a foot of air going down the stairsteps on Gough st. in SF. This bike is the ultimate urban terror...

I emailed Leovince about an exhaust, they said end of July and sent me these, looks pretty good and will be a helluva lot cheaper than an Akropovic slip on:
 

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I think the akra looks way better. it's a smaller can on the leo (= louder?) you can see the exhaust pipe even with the shield on. looks like a generic can adapted to the bike. leo vince will be about 20% cheaper than akra though.

I don't think they can make a CF can on a single that can last long term. too much pressure/too big an exhaust pulse.

plus I got a leo vince cat back for a 5 year old bike. they don't even make parts available even though they still sell the system.


 

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the way i see it is that anything will be better than the stock muffler which has a cat in it and is nowhere near "open".

also, i think leo vince knows what they are doing.

i agree to some degree, but i know that not all the manufacturers build different length cans with different internals and do alot of testing....thats the only way to find out what is best by putting it on a dyno and throw away alot of test subjects....which of course also requires tuning of the map i the computer for each one, which I don't believe most people can develop maps for the stock computer....but Akra can since they are closely related to KTM....i'm not saying that Leo won't come out with something good, but i'll go with the Akra, i don't have to worry about maps, since there is already one
 
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