Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
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Wow! Turns out it is BETTER than I expected.
Installed it this week and took my first ride today after waiting 24 hours for the gaskets to cure.
About as loud as I expected, even with the baffle (if I really wanted QUIET I would have ordered an 18" with a baffle AND db killer), but man, what a SWEET tone!
Not raspy or sharp like the Yoshi's or a Two Brothers' I've heard at all.
It's all deep, throaty bass tones and I think the carbon fiber only adds a little mellowing.
I can't believe this pipe can make a 250cc single sound so good. It's not at all like the complaints I've heard about slip-ons making the CBR sound like a dirt bike.
The deep "rumble" on deceleration is definitely going to be addicting.
Amazingly, when at speed it doesn't sound all that much louder than the stock can, but man at lower rpms it sounds like a MUCH bigger bike.
To say I'm happy with my purchase would be a vast understatement.
I freakin' LOVE this Delkevic and how it's completely changed the personality of an already phenomenal bike!
I missed this thread earlier. I've got the same one as Darren in 14". Put about 3k miles on it attached to my 250R then modified it to fit my 300R and it's done about 13k miles on that bike.
Glad you are happy with your purchase, like you said they are excellent value for money compared to the top line slip ones and have a nice note particularly on deacceleration. I've always run it with the baffle in.
I have found that it's got noisier with age tho and these days is probably verging on being a touch loud for my liking. It probably just needs a repack but I won't bother as I plan on selling the bike this summer (your winter).
2013 CBR250R repsol (sold)
2014 CBR300R (sold)
2007 SV650 (track bike)
2004 XR250R (dirt bike)
2018 Ninja 400