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FBF vs. RG3 Exhaust Experiment

About 4 hours ago I received my carbon fibre FBF exhaust from Mr. UPS guy. Of course I had already taken off the existing RG3 in anticipation of its arrival. I wasted no time attempting to install it which ended up to be a very clumsy and frustrated afternoon. If I had very small hands with 12" fingers it would have been much, much easier. In any event I finished my install and fired it up. Wow! What a difference from the RG3.

At idle it has a very deep loud grumble which I must admit put a big smile on my face. The deep thundering sound gets higher in pitch (and louder) as you rev it up. It's actually a very nice, racy sound. The RG3 on the other hand has a very Ferrari-ish sound...louder and more aggressive than stock (although not nearly as so) but in a refined Italian kind of way. The FBF has my vote in looks...the carbon is definately cool and I don't mind the lack of a large muffler as you have on the RG3's.

My intent was to make a decision on which one I would keep...sort of an expensive experiment but I was dying to hear them both in person.

The bottom line is that the FBF seems to me more like a racing exhaust - loud, light, loud, beautiful, and did I say loud?

Like I said, the RG3 is more refined, just as beautiful (since I polished it up), easy to remove for cleaning, and probably a better match for street riding IMO.

So...look for a slightly used FBF carbon exhaust in the "For Sale" section in the next few days if you're interested in such things. If I was 10 years younger I would keep the FBF right where it is but, alas, I am not.

Brian
San Antonio, TX, USA
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