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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Best exhaust for a Bonnie?

I have a 2012 Bonneville SE. I would like to buy new pipes to give it presence by way of sound, but more importantly an increase in performance. I have read several threads on the finer points of various options for the money. I really don't care about price point. I just want the best quality with best chance of increased performance. If anyone is an absolute aficionado on pipes for a very cool 2012 Bonnie se, please help. Thanks!
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I have a 2012 Bonneville SE. I would like to buy new pipes to give it presence by way of sound, but more importantly an increase in performance. I have read several threads on the finer points of various options for the money. I really don't care about price point. I just want the best quality with best chance of increased performance. If anyone is an absolute aficionado on pipes for a very cool 2012 Bonnie se, please help. Thanks!
I went with the TOR's right out of the box, and haven't regretted it one bit. Look identical to stock, but have a nice snarl when you get after it, and are economically priced to boot. Fairly mellow idle and cruise sound however, so kind of the best of both worlds. They have quite a bit of popping on decel, but personally I dig it. Best of all is the twin thump, better than any inline four, but not a sound anyone will confuse with a Harley. Good luck!
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no offense but you're going to have a lot of personal opinions on "best exhaust". For example, Tors didn't do anything for me. So I switched to the D&D full stainless 2:2 system.
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1. the best exhaust will be stainless steel
2. good pipes will enhance performance and sound good
3. they will have the look/style YOU are looking for

do you want a classic look or modern/race look?

3 pipes come to my mind 2 of em are classic, Staintunes & TPUSA
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for a low cost MODERN look TEC or more $$$ Arrow very similar

I'm sure others will chime in.
I like TORS classic look but they are not stainless steel.
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I have Lossa stubby cans. They are great! Very loud, great rumble, look great. I added some DB Dawg inserts to make them a bit quieter.

Also, $100 each, so much cheaper than many of the alternatives.


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I agree which exhaust you decide on is very personal. For me, it was about being well made and not being obnoxiously loud (like the D&D's) while retaining the classic Triumph sound. Personally I could care less about saving weight on a 500 lb bike as long as it looks and sounds good. I basically got them thrown in with the purchase, so spending $1000 on a full stainless set was of no interest to me.
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Go to the twin section where there is a sticky on exhausts. It's 100% personal preference.

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If done again I would use 2 into 1 exhaust , lighter , cleaner looking, better clearance from scraping on the ground , better scavenging effect from the exhaust and better top end.
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As this post is in the club cafe section, I would say he is after MAX power. There is a clear winner when this is asked. However it's not stainless and gives less ground clearance. However it gives most power but the sound isn't very twin like but I don't care as it goes so well. Best Power has to be D&D 2-1.

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