The Yamaha YZF-R1 is already a supremely powerful bike, capable of producing 200 horsepower without even breaking a sweat. But just because the superbike already packs plenty of muscle, that doesn’t mean it can’t do away with a little extra juice. That juice comes by way of exhaust developer Termignoni, the same company that already builds silencers that are prevalently used in top-class motorcycle racing, including MotoGP.

Owners of the Yamaha YZF-R1 should be excited about this new product, not only because it provides an extra dash of power for their superbikes, but more importantly, it does so without compromising the bike’s overall performance capabilities.

Far too often, certain compromises have to be made when adding an exhaust system that includes a catalytic converter. That converter is pretty heavy and riders often struggle with the idea of adding that bulkiness to the bike’s weight.

Fortunately, Termignoni’s new exhaust has no use for a catalyzer, specifically the titanium slip-on can that’s being offered for the YZF-R1. The exhaust manufacturer even uses its enterprising cuNb titanium alloy to create this product, the same material used in creating exhaust cans that are used specifically for racing purposes. Strength and temperature formability are two important characteristics of the cuNb titanium alloy, making it one of the most durable exhaust cans in the market today.

It also doesn’t add any excess weight since it doesn’t use a catalyzer. That’s also important for a bike like the YZF-R1, which has the capacity to see its output improve to 204 horsepower at 13,500 rpm. That may not seem like enough to write songs about, but it’s still more juices to squeeze out of the superbike.

The carbon and titanium cans cost $782 while the non-catalytic version comes out at $583. That’s a fair price for what you’re going to get out of it.

Continue reading to read more about Termignoni’s new exhaust cans for the Yamaha YZF-R1.

Why it matters

Owners of the Yamaha YZF-R1 should be thrilled about Termignoni’s new exhaust system. I understand that it’s not for everybody, but for those who are looking to squeeze out as much as they can out of the YZF-R1, they now have an aftermarket accessory that can do that for them.

I don’t own a YZF-R1 so I’m not going to enjoy this as much as I want, but those who own the superbike should at least consider Terminogni’s new exhaust cans if in the market for one.

They don’t cost a lot too so that should be extra motivation to get one for your YZF-R1. Don’t expect any dramatic improvements because you’re going to be disappointed on that front. Just think of these new exhausts for what they are: a chance for you to enjoy your Yamaha superbike as much as you can.

Source: Termignoni

Kirby Garlitos
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