Hey guys, I'm new to this board, but I've had my k1200R for about 8 months or so (2006 model, bought it from the dealership at a discount
Had a couple questions regarding modding, since I'm pretty new to the whole modding scene. Obviously aftermarket exhaust is on the table because, that's what this thread is about.
I've been looking at exhausts but I'm not quite sure on some of the specs of a couple models/brands. I'm looking for as much horsepower/torque increase as possible (graphs are great) without jeopardizing too much long-term reliability (don't want it to break or overheat quickly), and I want the unit to be as light as possible. Anything that gives power in the mid-range acceleration is a plus. I'm not much of a fan of the shorter, stouter-looking exhaust systems. Regarding sound, backfires don't bother me (stock backfires too, specifically reving-down in 2nd gear), the bassier, more beastly sounded systems are better. Higher dB is not a problem, although ultra-high dB in the lower RPMs is not something I'm super keen on. I'm looking at both full systems and slip ons.
I'll rank importance:
1: Power to the rear wheel
3: Sound Quality
5: Sound Volume
I've been looking at the Zard PowerGun Muffler (link: http://www.motorcycletyresuk.com/picsne ... mw%205.jpg
<---goofy looking yeah, but the exhaust is what I'm pointing at) or some options from Shark (http://www.fechter.de/images/shark/shark_StreetGP.jpg
) or maybe Akrapovic's evolution.
Thanks for your thoughts