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I'm glad to see some alternatives to the stock boat anchor on this bike. The dual exhaust and some of the other options just look a little bit "too much" to me. Maybe on a ZX-11 or something. Dual exhaust on a 300cc bike may get more chuckles than anything else.

I'd love to see a clean looking tastefully done undertail exhaust for the R3 (like the Honda CBR600RR), but it would probably require an entire new rear undertail to fit clean and would be relatively costly. I'd be surprised to see that ever happen.

The side can doesn't look too bad, just because it is the standard on most sportbikes. Still, room for improvement.
Why not an aftermarket underbelly exhaust that would replace the catalytic converter?

Look at this photo of the 2015 Yamaha FZ6R and tell me why it couldn't be done at the same cost as any aftermarket side can? Very clean.
 

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Sure, you could easily just remove the stock exhaust and add a chrome tip to the catalytic converter, BUT your bike would (probably) lose low end and run too lean. If a company did the R&D and created a replacement for the cat converter that maximized performance it would set a standard for the R3, unlike a home-made job. This would also open a window for a plug-in power commander standard setting option.
 

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I'm glad to see some alternatives to the stock boat anchor on this bike. The dual exhaust and some of the other options just look a little bit "too much" to me. Maybe on a ZX-11 or something. Dual exhaust on a 300cc bike may get more chuckles than anything else.

I'd love to see a clean looking tastefully done undertail exhaust for the R3 (like the Honda CBR600RR), but it would probably require an entire new rear undertail to fit clean and would be relatively costly. I'd be surprised to see that ever happen.

The side can doesn't look too bad, just because it is the standard on most sportbikes. Still, room for improvement.
Why not an aftermarket underbelly exhaust that would replace the catalytic converter?

Look at this photo of the 2015 Yamaha FZ6R and tell me why it couldn't be done at the same cost as any aftermarket side can? Very clean.
My bet is on Vance & Hines to make a version of their CS One undertail for the R3 (photo of R1). Maybe as a single can, though dual can gives more tire clearance.

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Or, there's this unknown brand dual undertail on an R3

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But definitely not this monstrosity on an R3:

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It may be due to my other bikes, but the can by the swing arm just looks out of place. The Blast has it under the engine and the FZ6 is an undertail system. If done right I think an undertail could be done quite tastefully.
 

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Love the idea of a undertail exhaust, just don't think it's feasible for a company to make any profit. The Vance & Hines system for the R1 is made to replace a stock undertail exhaust already there. No additional re-routing engineering needed by Vance & Hines to fit it, and still, $800.- Lets say they re-routed and engineered a dual undertail exhaust for the R3. R&D, re-engineering involved plus cost of dual cans? $1200.- maybe? I see that happening on a $15,000 bike but not a $5,000 bike.

Has V&H ever made an undertail exhaust for a motorcycle that didn't already have one engineered on it stock from the factory?

To me, the underbody exhaust is the way to go. Just my opinion, but, the underbody exhaust on the Yamaha FZ6R looks dam good! Pricetag? Maybe $400.- ? It's almost already there!
 

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Love the idea of a undertail exhaust, just don't think it's feasible for a company to make any profit. The Vance & Hines system for the R1 is made to replace a stock undertail exhaust already there. No additional re-routing engineering needed by Vance & Hines to fit it, and still, $800.- Lets say they re-routed and engineered a dual undertail exhaust for the R3. R&D, re-engineering involved plus cost of dual cans? $1200.- maybe? I see that happening on a $15,000 bike but not a $5,000 bike.

Has V&H ever made an undertail exhaust for a motorcycle that didn't already have one engineered on it stock from the factory?

To me, the underbody exhaust is the way to go. Just my opinion, but, the underbelly exhaust on the Yamaha FZ6R looks dam good! Pricetag? Maybe $400.- ? It's almost already there!

I like the underbody style, too. I like the minimalist look, which is why I went with The SP TADAO Power Box Lite on my R3. I'm very happy with, both looks and sound.

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I like the underbody style, too. I like the minimalist look, which is why I went with The SP TADAO Power Box Lite on my R3. I'm very happy with, both looks and sound.

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Very Nice!!
Oh No... I just Realized...
My Girl is Bound to See this post - and instantly want one - for her brand new R3 also Fang Shui...
Please tell me that it "does not" come with "Purple" or "Pink" Accents - I just MAY then be $AFER...
Please prepare me for how much it will set me back here in Canada...
Since I know I'll now be buying one - do you happen to have a shot from a bit further back from the Bike?
Big Grin - and Thank$$ - Bigger Grin!!
Scott
 

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Very Nice!!
Oh No... I just Realized...
My Girl is Bound to See this post - and instantly want one - for her brand new R3 also Fang Shui...
Please tell me that it "does not" come with "Purple" or "Pink" Accents - I just MAY then be $AFER...
Please prepare me for how much it will set me back here in Canada...
Since I know I'll now be buying one - do you happen to have a shot from a bit further back from the Bike?
Big Grin - and Thank$$ - Bigger Grin!!
Scott
No pink or purple accented versions.

I must say I was quite disappointed that they didn't have a HELLO KITTY version! ;)

I'll take some more shots of it this weekend, showing the whole bike.

It's currently $241.00 USD

Here's my install post on it:

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/546-...alled-sp-tadao-power-box-lite-slip-today.html
 
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