Got the full system fitted today. Looks great (IMHO) and sounds even better. It adds a new depth to the bottom end and as you lose the valve, you get that amazing crackle and burble on ticker and low revs. I may be getting old, as I have opted (for the first time) to leave the sound killers in, and its still much more potent than the stock. Word of caution which I didn't realise (but not a prob for me) is that you have to lose the passenger pegs. I will try and get some sound figures this weekend.
Had the fist service done at the same time today, so can now explore the rev range. As I have been good about sticking to 6k revs, I can't say I have noticed the increased power/torque for the Akra. May be imagination but sport mode seems a bit smoother at lower speeds than before. Engine pull is stunning and plenty for the roads.
On the bike as a whole, nothing has changed since I first got it. Amazing piece of kit. Did 340 miles yesterday and got off tired, but not crippled in any way - far more comfortable than the Diavel it replaced! Enjoyed a mix of twisties and motorway. Filtering is superb from a width point of view.
Got a slight glitch on fifth, but I had that on the Diavel for about 3 months and then it bedded in. Neutral getting easier. Mirrors a lot like my 848 used to be. They got better on that with small extenders, which I am sure will come out for the SS. Biggest gripe is the rear hugger, which does sod all and until someone brings out a proper one, the rear shock will get constantly covered in crap.
But the negatives are all minor, does nothing to detract from a fantastic bike. Its going to be a great summer!
Hopefully the pics have uploaded!:grin2:
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