Hi, anyone tried under the tail exhaust? My bike is N1K SX 2018 model.
Thanks for the details @rcannan409Around 2006-2007, this was popular. It was never a good idea, but it solved a few issues, but created many more. By 2008, Kawasaki stopped doing it. Many 2006-07 zx10 owners eliminated this as well.
You cant really convert over to it because the ninja 1000 doesnt have room for the slip ons to sit under the fender. If you want it, find a 2006-07 zx10, or a older yamaha r1. Honda cbr 600 if you dont mind a smaller machine.
It had a lot to do with mass centralization. At least that's what Buell said when he first started cramming the exhaust there. The closer you can get mass to the line between the axles the easier you can get the bike to turn. I know there's lots of other factors but mass centralization was one of them.I dont know if it's fair to give credit to Buell. It's possible Japan had the same idea, but Buell started using the open area, under the swingarm, but before the wheel. When they started putting bread boxes there, it made the under seat systems something that you really didnt need.
A friend of mine had a bike with under the seat exhaust, and said EXACTLY the same thing when I commented on how cool it was.You know, these pipes had some obvious drawbacks, but they burned your ***. Also, if you eliminated the cats, you smelled like fuel after any ride. Really a bad idea. Only suzuki was smart enough to not buy in.