I have been around for about six months here and noticed there are quite a few different exhaust systems offered for these bikes. The highest quality, most desirable, and best looking systems ( Ladybird HRC replica, Durbahn ) look like they are off of a GP bike, but seem to have quite a lot of bends and curves. Then the Bonsai systems ( usually Sato, Akro, and a few others ) have an S bend and are also quite popular. The higher end straight systems, Sato, Akro, Miro, Yoshi.....seem to next, and last the cheaper systems.
Excuse my ignorance, but it would SEEM that the straight through systems would have a bit more top end, all else being equal, and these bikes have plenty of torque. But it seems to be quite the opposite in desirability. Are they more aerodynamic, or more cornering clearance, larger diameter, or is there something I'm not seeing here.
I am lusting after the Ladybird Ti HRC replica, with it's insane build quality, and Moto GP looks, but is there a real performance gain over the other good systems on a stock engine, or is the extra money just for the bling factor?
Yes, I did read the exhaust portion of Rogue RC51 ( how you don't ride around at max rpm like an I4 )