Custom exotic exhaust
A very good friend, certified Ducati and Suzuki mechanic, owns his own repair and fabrication facility on the Willow Springs Raceway. He has developed an exhaust SYSTEM for the new Ducati 999 racebikes that has been dynoed to produce an extra 9 H.P! He rode my V'Strom yesterday (his first experience with one) and was quite impressed! He said he could do a trick system (a-la Ducati) on the 'Strom. This is a two into one system complete with new headers and pipe UNDER the seat (tail end will obviously be modified).
If I do this (expensive for me, yes, since I'm the first), but the price would be severely reduced if he finds a market for it.
Anybody interested in this type of setup? He'll be dismantalling the bike's exhaust next week to give an estimate.
btw, Kelly is a major player, not a runner of a "chop shop." Since he's at the track, he services many of the magazine bikes that test there for those like Don Canet and others.