This sounds like a great solution if you like the original exhaust. Kept mine as the style was what I was looking for and upon looking through them while off the bike you'll notice there's nothing inside impeding the exhaust flow. It's just a straight through silencer with baffles around the outside. This is a very uniquely engineered exhaust which was all done to hide the CAT. Reports of there being a secondary CAT in the rear of the system sounds incorrect to me. CAT's are most effective closer to the exhaust and are super expensive due to the rare three precious metals used. I'd check with DNK to see if this is an option? Do buy a tune while you're at it. Nothing woke up the the bike more than that!The old link pipes idea sounds good if you can confirm that they will mount up correctly to the 2022 mufflers and the xpipe. Start with are the mufflers and headers the same part numbers as the older model.