Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia
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I've just fitted a Danmoto exhaust to my Versys and I truly love it.
It is quite loud, which I don't mind because it produces a deep note out of the little parallel twin. In fact, it sounds a lot like my old Subaru WRX!
In saying that, I will probably order the separate, removable baffle to go in it just in case the loudness gets too much for me and/or the law.
As for performance, I've noticed that the bottom end torque has improved immensely. Im actually considering putting taller gearing on it now because the low end is so vastly improved. I rarely rev it past 3500-4000 rpm now.
Fuel economy has improved also. My V is a 2007 Australian delivered model and I used to get 400km before the fuel flash out of the tank with the original exhaust. Last weekend I managed 444km with the Danmoto exhaust.
I had an exhaust shop weld in an oxygen sensor bung into the Danmoto mid pipe so I could use the existing oxygen sensor. Cost of $30. Aside from this, the exhaust went on without any issue. I have not done anything else like the PAIR valve mod or anything, and I get no backfiring or popping whatsoever.
All I wanted to gain from fitting an aftermarket exhaust was some beautiful parallel twin noise, but improved torque and fuel economy were a welcome bonus!