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Although our company is well know in the Speed Triple section of your forum, we thought we would let you know that Zard Exhausts is expanding the Triumph portion of their exhaust line, as the Speed Triple design has been one of our best sellers to date.

We have just shown our newest at the Milan Show last week, very well received designs for the Rocket 3, Scrambler and T-675. We thought members might be interested in considering a high quality and distictive option for their machine which offers not only great sound and Italian style, but performance as well.

At this time the products are just coming out of R&D phase, but should be available in stainless or carbon fibre and we are told with removeable db killer baffle inserts.

Not sure on the rules for uploading photo's of products, but if anyone would like images please email us and we will be happy to send them to you.

Just thought we would "slide over" from our Speed Triple world and let you all know about the coming Zard designs. If there are any questions please feel free to ask and we will do our best to get the answers for you.

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On 2006-11-22 09:11, SteveLarson wrote:
Although our company is well know in the Speed Triple section of your forum, we thought we would let you know that Zard Exhausts is expanding the Triumph portion of their exhaust line, as the Speed Triple design has been one of our best sellers to date.

We have just shown our newest at the Milan Show last week, very well received designs for the Rocket 3, Scrambler and T-675. We thought members might be interested in considering a high quality and distictive option for their machine which offers not only great sound and Italian style, but performance as well.

At this time the products are just coming out of R&D phase, but should be available in stainless or carbon fibre and we are told with removeable db killer baffle inserts.

Not sure on the rules for uploading photo's of products, but if anyone would like images please email us and we will be happy to send them to you.

Just thought we would "slide over" from our Speed Triple world and let you all know about the coming Zard designs. If there are any questions please feel free to ask and we will do our best to get the answers for you.

Steve Larson
Are these just mufflers or manifold too? Any pics, links?
 

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As of the moment of the Milan show, just slip-ons, although there is discussion of a full system as well.

Our guess is that there will be both offered.

Photo's are coming next...

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Steve - I am wondering if there would be any interference with the NewR3 passenger floorboards with the re-location kit?? That exhaust looks real nice.
 

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To be as honest as I can, I am not familiar with the passenger relocation boards on this bike, can you help explain it to me so I can get the question off to Italy?

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If all this product is doing is moving the boards forward, there should be no issue.

But I have to say that Zard will probably not be "working around" any aftermarket products, they will probably make sure the exhaust is correct for the stock machine, giving customers the best chance at a good fitment.

There are probably 100 different aftermarket products which could have an effect on exhaust placement, which makes it virtually impossible for Zard to allow for them all without killing themselves on design.

It is sometimes the difficult part of aftermarket accessories, but one which can usually be handled with a bit of "tweaking" on one product or the other.

But from what I have seen, and can see here, I don't think there is an issue with these and the exhaust.

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Excellent!!!!!!!! Can't wait until you start producing, sent an email. I hope we stay informed on the release, the price and would love if you could post a "sound bite'. I know it has to be killer. I will be holding out on my exhaust purchase until I can check these "bad boys" out. I love the look, clean and matches the lines of the bike.
Thanks for the post,
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sorry but i think you missed the point of the rocket....its not a GSX1000 ....its a cruiser, the pipes should be a feature not a replica of a Jap sports bike
 

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On 2006-11-23 16:52, IceT wrote:
sorry but i think you missed the point of the rocket....its not a GSX1000 ....its a cruiser, the pipes should be a feature not a replica of a Jap sports bike
Believe it or not, there are Rocketeers who work at turning their Rockets into sport bikes. :cool:
 

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I here you Ice. I think my wifes feet might get a bit hot. Alright at south pole but no good in oz.
 

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On 2006-11-23 16:52, IceT wrote:
sorry but i think you missed the point of the rocket....its not a GSX1000 ....its a cruiser, the pipes should be a feature not a replica of a Jap sports bike
That's a bit rough... :-D

We took the opinion as owners and collectors of many classic motorcycles that the namesake of "Rocket 3" was not so deeply of the "cruiser" genre, but that Triumph did that on their own to the historic Rocket 3. So adding a bit more "muscle" to its appearance better fits "our" impression of what the history of the name and the machine belies. Not that everyone has to agree with us, but there was some reasoning to the design...

As for heat on the passengers foot, at speed the issue is non-existent, and at idle should not be any worse then your passengers right foot "cooking" above the radiant heat of two steel mufflers directly underneath. Our guess (none of here in the US have ridden this exhaust yet) is that the strong pulses of the engine even at idle are going to "blast" the gas well past the foot, probably making heat less of an issue even when compared to the heat let off by the stock placement.

I will pass an email off to Italy to see if anyone has ridden as a passenger on the bike, to see what comments they might have and I can pass along to everyone...

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i like it quite a bit. a unique look ... and very tidy. can't imagine it interfering with any other components or aftermarket add ons.

i would suggest two R&D tweaks, if it's not too late:

1) make the end cap chrome, instead of the "zard" logo.
2) orient the slash cut opening downward. it looks like soot and heat will be impart on passenger feet. don't think my wife would care for sooty, hot feet!

cheers ... please follow through with development.

oh, and please say more about the removable baffling. is it difficult? big decibal difference? i'd love to be able to alter noisiness in accordance with touring/trolling rides.

[ This message was edited by: Sprintster on 2006-11-25 13:49 ]
 

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it might be a European thing wanting to make heir rocket into a GSX1000 replica....but when i eventually go aftermarket....i am going to look for something big and fat that sticks out and looks like nothing else on earth....something like a 6 inch straight through pipe on both sides.....Buckets turbo pipe has the idea....Rockets exhausts aint suppose to be cute....but make you go....oh fuk check that out!!!!...

maybe thats just me....
 

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what the heck guys, just googled a gsx1000... you think this exhaust looks like that ? this exhaust while not everyones taste , fills in that blank starter area and balances both sides. i think zard used some real creative thinking on this... there is not another bike with an exhaust like this.
steve, do i get the first one that comes to the states now ? lol
 

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they aint the same as a GSX pipe of course.....but the short stumpy slip on pipe is in vogue for all jap crutch rockets at this point in time.....

after Mr Zard has sold a few of these....why not make a cruizer pipe....something big and fat that looks like it fires 75 mm Sherman shells out of each pot :)
 
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