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Re: Fireblade 08 - Aftermarket Exhaust
Hi guys, this is my first posting on any forum, not just this one. I am from Scotland and am awaiting delivery of my new RR8. I have fitted yoshimura cans to my bikes for the past 8 years. To me they produce the perfect engine note. I am not too bothered about power increases. I don't think I would really notice the proportional amount of power you get from a full system.
Anyway on to my point; I read a honda release informing RR8 owners that exchanging the can for an aftermarket option will possibly reduce power and that the high technology employed in the exaust system is necessary for smooth running. Not maintaining this level of technology could damage the engine.
Considering the amount of capital and expertise Honda has at its disposal, it is unlikely that any aftermarket exhaust manufacturer has the time, or capacity to replicate the technology.
I am therefore, for the first time since I started riding high performance machines, considering maintaining the standard OE system. I would really like to install another yoshi can, however I sent an enquiry to yoshimura head office to enquire about when a new can would be released. The response was not what I expected as they said they had nothing in the pipeline. I am not convinced that this is the company line. The response was very short and therefore, I think the person who responded to me was not in a position to comment. I would have expected more background info explaining why no can would be produced if this was the case.
Anyway, there are very few manufacturers releasing details of a system for the RR8 blade and it is already 1/4 of the way into the year. Maybe it is proving difficult to porduce something !!!