Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brisbane - Australia
I have run my IXIL for the last week to and from work. The economy seems about the same, I will have to try another tank to know for sure, but it will be better if anything.
Normally I am 3.9-4.0L/100km on a tank. After fitting the exhaust, revving it with and without the baffle a few times and riding like a luni around some backroads to see what it sounds like it went up to 4.5L/100km, but then over the course of the week riding to work it slowly came back down to 4.0L/100km.
Performance wise I don't think it's any better than my modified standard exhaust that I was running (I removed the entire pea shooter pipe and replaced it with a short internally curved end pipe, bypassing the 2 internal direction changes in the stock muffler).
I am still running the IXIL with the baffle insert. On the bike cruising it sounds quiet, with the throttle wide open it sounds quite loud. But it isn't very loud to others. My friend on his bandit couldn't hear my bike. We swapped bikes and even when he was accelerating on my vstrom I couldn't really hear it from his bandit. So it seems it's louder on the bike than off it.