hell yeah, I really can't stand how quiet stock is... I would down shift too early... its really not too loud. The only reason I put it back on before I got my two bros. was because I was still breaking it in and I was paranoid that the lack of back pressure might not be good... anyway there are TONS of bikes that are straight pipped, is it legal? is speeding legal? It all depends on the cop, if your not revving in front of him at a light you could go years before you ever got noticed... if not ever...Anyone tried riding their V with the muffler removed?