I agree the stock can sounds better. But could it be a function of the microphone used maybe? I think the Arrow also has a removable dB killer as well. It sure looks better and is probably a lot lighter. Anyway, there will be other brands coming out soon, so the stock anvil can be removed and replaced.Hope it sounds better than this one:
DL 1000 V-Strom Arrow - YouTube
especially when compared to the stock one:
Soundcheck Suzuki V-Strom 1000 - Modell 2014 - YouTube
Only reason I asked, was that when Dale at Holeshot designed the pipe for the new Bandit "with" bags, it was at a lower angle than the bag-"less" version. Video didn't sound too different, but that black looked wicked cool.I would be amazed if it didn't fit. Not only is it smaller than the stock unit, Arrow would be foolish to market it otherwise, and I don't think they are.