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I read about this somewhere else. Regulations make it so that the Japanese have to fit this ugly silencer onto the exhaust in order for the 899 Panigale to be legal in Japan. It seems like such a crime to put that thing on the exhaust. It ruins the whole bike.





 

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I just threw up in my mouth a little.

The real reason for it isnt noise, its because they know all the riders in Japan will buy an 899 instead of any of the big 4 unless they make it fuglerific.
 

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they sell so few ducatis in Japan it really wasnt worth it to redesign a decible compliant exhaust...

whoever signed the marching order is a jackass.
 

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This is the real deal..even for the 1199s! Overall power is also detuned for emissions purpose. they could at least incorporate the long pipe into the design without having the original underbody exhaust.
 

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Interesting line in the article:

"We’re told the eyesore can be easily removed, with most dealers taking that liberty for an owner at the time of purchase"
I'm guessing in the same vein as the massive plastic rear fender than my bike rolled out of the dealer with. The dealer wasn't allowed to remove it but gave me all I needed to remove it...

It is a seriously ugly exhaust like that!!!


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Where else are you going to mount your samurai sword on a Panigale. :D
 
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I'm guessing in the same vein as the massive plastic rear fender than my bike rolled out of the dealer with. The dealer wasn't allowed to remove it but gave me all I needed to remove it...
Do you have a pic? I've never seen this before either, only heard about it...

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