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    Ok

    So it is no secret that I love my new prized possession :)
    Many of you have seen it... it has featured in [MENTION=40733]Rhi[/MENTION]'s thread when she wanted to know what I bought...

    but now I seek your input please.

    Ok so let's start with a 2012 Ducati Diamond Black Diavel. As it was in the showroom... all stock.

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    Beautiful! Amazing bike... and wow does it get up and go!!!!!

    As you know I then added the Roadster Screen

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    then on went the Ducati Performance billet frame plugs

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    and that is where we are up to today.
     
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    Now I seek your input with exhausts please

    There are lots of options....

    Termi Full system. List price $4500 plus installation which is several hours. Yeah that wasn't a typo!
    Termi slip on. Doesn't do it for me I don't think. They still hide the rear wheel too much and again price wise still well above anything else.

    Then there are a heap of single can after market slip ons...
    Austin Racing, Remus, Competition Werkes,
    Some interesting dual cans like HP Corse

    but one that I keep coming back to is the Zard. Thus I NEED your input please.
    Tell me what you think!

    Is it a YES that looks awesome... just get them
    Is it a mmm yeah that looks ok / good / nice
    Is it a NO don't do it... leave the standard ones one (you can see them in the original photo above)
    or even NO don't buy Zard buy.... (insert your own recommendation if you want).

    So all opinions welcome!

    [removed photos of the Zard after I deleted them from my Flickr account]


    Oh yeah obviously these photos aren't my own... and they have ceramically coated their pipes / headers in black which I haven't yet sourced a local solution for or decided on yet.

    So tell me what you think please!
     
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    I like em, go with what you like.
    Do I have to tell you again that you don't need anyones permission?
    It's your bike, make it your very own.
    Dunno about the quality so cannot comment on that, going on aesthetics alone here.
    :D


    oh have you youtube searched them???

     
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    Hi David,

    I won't say that the Zard wouldn't suit the bike, it certainly has the right lines for it.

    But, personally, I prefer the full Termi (price ouch !), or the Competition Werkes GP pipe.

    Shane.
     
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    The Zard certainly goes with the lines of the bike and I have to say I really like the look. No doubt you have been searching youtube to listen to how both options sound as this is an important consideration along with the looks. I'm assuming there is a significant price difference between the Termi and Zard and if that is the case, the Zard has my vote.
     
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    Hey Shane,

    The 'other' black Diavel (in Canberra and CR) has the CW slip on I think... so hadn't considered that :rolleyes:

    oh and Epona, the Diavel Forum has a couple of videos posted with the sounds / looks...
    sound quality is always unclear though especially if they recorded it on an iPhone or something similar.
     
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    Clarification - unless they have changed it. Termignoni full system including ECU, mapping and INSTALLATION is $4500.

    Having said that and based on looks alone cause I dont know anything else about them, the Zard with ceramic coating looks stunning and really flows with bike.

    PS. Do you like your bike?
     
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    Zard + flash of the ECU + Powercommander V + installation + full tune of the PCV is still less than $4500, and you have it tuned not just the rich-as-balls Termi tune.
     
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    LOL I LUV my bike Riicho!

    Steve claimed the sticker price didn't include installation... but still at that price - even if they knock a chunk off it AND include installation....
    is the full Termi worth four times as much as the Zard?

    Looks like I might be able to get it the Zard direct from Italy delivered for just over AUD$1K hopefully.
    And by the look of the pictures I'm even guessing I might be able to install it myself?!?!?!!
     
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    Know nothing about exhausts but I do like seeing you get so much enjoyment from your bike!
     
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    Dave, zard are a top quality exhaust so much so that quite a few superbike teams ran then over the termis in WSBK with the 999 and a couple with the 1098s. Also I think they look the goods even though you don't need anyone's permission
     
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    You can install exhaust yourself with a little patience and if you can read English..
     
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    I had read on a couple of forums that allegedly the prices had come down... despite CMC seem to have increased their price?!?!
    A mate had even talked me into putting the full Termi on the other weekend!


    A couple of guys have bought them off flea bay at reduced prices as well (even in Australia)... so waiting to hear from them as well if they indeed received what they thought they had paid for.

    So sounds like you are a Termi fan Riicho.... so should I include them after all in my final consideration.
    Those that have them seem to rave over them as well.
     
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    Well you're hardly going to say "Yep, I paid $4500 and the exhaust sucks" :).

    Personally as nice as the termi full system is, a slipon is definitely all that the bike needs... They go better everywhere with them working correctly fuelling wise than the small benefit the full system will give you at the top.
     
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    Thanks mate! I've found a little bit of background on Zard... and they sound like they have some good experience behind them, and runs on the board. I gather the main man at Zard was actually one of the leading designers at Termi for years as well.

    I think I agree that it looks good. Eight out of every ten photos I think it looks GREAT, then one or two - it looks too big, too much like a whale fin. Whilst looks and beauty are in the eye of the beholder, I was very surprised to see a lot of people hate the looks in the Diavel forum. I think many of them though are in the "Termi or nothing" Ducati purist category though too.

    LOL True!
    I completely agree that I don't need a full system in terms of power benefit, or to fix anything...
    shame the Termi slip ons are so huge and long! I do like the shape, length and look of the cans on the full system - shame you can't just use them as a slip on!
     
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    No. I think the termis are good but aesthetically, the Zard with ceramic coating leaves them for dead
     
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    "...shame the Termi slip ons are so huge and long! I do like the shape, length and look of the cans on the full system - shame you can't just use them as a slip on!"

    This just sounds wrong...we are talking exhausts aren't we? :lol
     
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    The full Termi gives you that unmistakable sound, however $4K, Wow...
    Your'e bike is loaded with power as it is, I think a slip on can like the Zard is fine...
    You will have change $$ buy a cool leather jacket, do a riding course...
    As matter of fact do what you wanna do...:wazza!:
     
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    There are a lot of Ducati people who will only buy from the performance catalog which is by all accounts overpriced and in a lot of cases loses individuality. Personally I think the termis on the diavel don't match the lines of the bike where the zards do. It's so good to be able to spend other peoples money :lol
     
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