Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Speedmaster
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Triumph hi flow slash cut pipes - long
well....after much procrastination I finally got some different pipes fitted to my 2010 Speedy.
My biggest issue was whether to get short or long pipes.....that and having everyone in my ear telling me I was mad to buy the triumph pipes and should be getting different brands, because the Trumpy ones weren't loud enough.
Maybe I'm getting old....the long pipes are definitely loud enough. I guess I'm writing this because I had such a hard time getting any info on the long hi flow pipes. I had heard that the shorter ones gave a better rumble, that I'd be dissappointed with the sound.
The long pipes I have fitted give a very distinct "bark" whilst idling, and when you crack the throttle......they certainly let others know you're there. I was after pipes that gave the bike a little bit more presence.....it has that now. I'm sure cars can hear me a lot better without actually deafening all those around me.
Basically, am I happy - yes. In fact I still need to get used to the "machine gun" sound when I accellerate. I was very worried there'd be almost no difference at all from stock, but i was very wrong. Whilst they do sometimes seem a little loud (yep....maybe I'm getting old), the thing I noticed is that on the freeway or cruising in a gear, they quieten right down. Even while decellerating, they don't bark or rev out - it's only whilst throttling on that they make their presence known. For anyone concerned that they won't get a decent sound from long pipes - my opinion is that they are certainly more than adequate and give the bike a very throaty sound.