The weight is not more of an issue as I like to take "creative" short cuts around town which has me riding over obstacles...Do you ride off-road? If not, I doubt ground clearance is a problem on the road. I can't see it ever grounding while leaning. I've hit some nasty speed bumps and never touched down, also scraped pegs but no muffler touch down.
The weight is more of an issue
That's far too rational, who needs good tires and suspension when the money can be spent on a loud exhaust? Nobody will look at you with a quiet exhaust! Sarcasm fully intended.On my 2018 Versys-X 300, I run the stock exhaust. I don't like noisy mufflers (but that's just me). I prefer to save my money and spend it on suspension and tires.