No matter where you stand on the Rossi/Marquez debacle, one thing MotoGP fans can agree on is the remarkably beautiful exhausts on all the bikes. Taylormade Racing definitely sees the beauty in the Honda RC213-V exhaust, so much so that it has developed its latest GP2 slip-on for the Honda CBR1000RR sportbike to mimic the look of the MotoGP racer.
Styled by renowned motorcycle designer, John Keogh, the GP2 features a short megaphone capped with steel mesh and fed by an underslung, chambered muffler. Both are shrouded by Taylormade’s signature design element – a carbon fiber body trim panel that follows the pipe’s upswept lines and perfectly integrates with the stock CBR1000RR’s belly pan.
The GP2’s compact, cone-shaped muffler is secured to the bike with the stock mounts. It’s constructed from thin-wall 304 stainless steel, while the pipe is mandrel bent, TIG welded and is available with either a natural finish or a black ceramic coating.
The GP2 is backed by a one-year warranty and includes stainless steel brackets, high-grade fasteners and a step-by-step installation guide. Video instructions are also posted online. All told, the GP2 system boosts midrange and top-end power without fuel-system remapping, sounds mean, and weighs nine pounds less than the standard CBR system.
Retail price is $999. For more information, visit the Taylormade Racing website.