Installing an exhaust system on a motorcycle is an immediate and gratifying experience. It’s hard to notice one, five, or even a 10-hp increase from any modification by the average rider. There is no mistaking the satisfaction that is achieved from adding a set of pipes to a motorcycle, turning that key on, and hearing them roar to life with a push of the starter button. There are two choices when it comes to exhaust systems: slip-on or full system. Full systems cost a bit more, are more labor intensive to install, and save a bit more weight. Slip-on systems are easy to install, still save weight, and can be easily swapped back to stock should the need arise.
Both types of systems are allowing more air to be released from the motor. With more air coming and going, it’s important to remember to address the fuel management part of the equation. It’s unlikely you’ll notice any increases in power without adding more fuel to the fire, so to speak. The stock ECU is not equipped to account for the additional flow of air, so adding fuel management is crucial to maximize gains and preserve proper air-to-fuel mixture. RC Components’ RC Xcelerator is the perfect mate to its line of exhaust. Just install the module and you’re done. No downloading of maps or adjustments is necessary. The system constantly detects and adjusts for changes in load, rpm, temperature, elevation, and any other engine modifications you have.