I know that I have not written anything for a while, but my excuse is that I have been riding the bike. We have had quite a few biker visitors and they are a great excuse to get out. The battery has failed on my wifes BMW F800ST (Hawker Odyssey lasted 18 months!) so she has been riding the Ducati ST2 and loves it – especially the sound from the GPR exhausts. It all made the 848 sound a bit quiet so on Tuesday I phoned the company who make the Werx end cans in the UK. (http://www.pipewerx.com/). On Thursday afternoon the package arrived – now that is what I call service!
Nice shiny stainless steel things in boxes get me excited and so did the free tee shirt in the box (My wife told me to get an XL which is far too big!). After a thorough examination we decided that they are great quality items and have been very well made. Jude got hold of one and looked through it, always looking for a photograph she took these.
And then I set up the Gopro on a tripod to hear what the difference in sound is like.
I have not had time to go out for a spin due to the muddy roads at the moment, but from just running the engine as seen in the video I can feel that the bike revs much quicker and smoother. I suspect that the elimination of the catalytic converter is partly the reason for that, and I should also get better economy for the same reason.