the problem with exhaust systems is they are the product of compromises, (straighter more open for hp, more tucked in for ground clearance,silencing for more acceptable noise level, finnish/shape for looks etc).
now depending on your priorities some of these features will be higher on the list than others so to insinuate that someone has fallen short because they did'nt choose the highest hp exhaust is wrong. heck mike even you gave away hp with your change from d&d 2-1 to the 2-2 just because they look and sound better, as they say "you pay your money you make your choice".
as a side note for sascha
bob farnham a leading engine tuner in the uk who's engines have won many championships in the uk from 2 strokes to classics to the latest r1 gsxr cbr and is probably the number one hinkley twin engine tuner in the uk has a very trick thrux as his personal bike and he uses the bc high pipe and mini cone system even though he could have any system he wanted, he knows he's giving up a handful of hp but accepts that for the look he wants.
Last edited by mike-tt special; 09-15-2012 at 08:44 PM.