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I am less than 2 weeks into ownership if a '14 Pikes Peak. Bike is in pristine condition, nicely modified, and has a decat pipe and SC-Project CR-T exhaust. It sounds pretty mean with that CR-T but I was hesitant to pull the trigger because of how loud it was - wasn't sure how long I could deal with that volume. Finally I convinced myself that it would be fine and bought her. After a 175 mile ride on Monday I realized that if I am going to go on longer rides I will need to address how loud it is - my ears were ringing for a couple days after that ride. I was hoping I could simply get a db killer for this muffler, but they don't make one for this competition exhaust. I cannot really just swap out cans on the same pipe either because of placement and the large inlet. Anything that will fit is probably just as loud anyways. Obviously, I should be wearing earplugs and I will see how that helps on my next ride. I never wore them in the past on other bikes as it did not seem like I needed them. I do now.

I could go out and buy a used cat to put back on the bike (I have the original slip-ons, but not the cat) and bring the exhaust back to stock, but this would seem like a shame on this bike with all the mods and I would have remap the ECU again. I am looking for full-system options like Termi, Arrow, Mivv Suono, Zard Penta Evo and even SC-Project Oval (which may be a bit quieter than CR-T). While I have found multiple videos of these exhausts in action, and can hear the character of each exhaust in the videos, I cannot really tell how loud they are compared with each other. Has anyone found a matrix that lists these full system exhausts with decibel readings for them and a comparison with stock? None of these systems are going to be cheap and I would hate to buy and install a new one and find out I still think it is too loud.

Are any of you experienced enough with these exhausts that could stack rank them for quietest to loudest? Based on what I read I would think SC-Project CR-T. SC-Project Oval, Arrow, Mivv Suono, Termi, Zard Penta Evo in that order. Then I need to determine what is quiet enough for me.... I would think any one with a db-killer installed should be, but that would just be an uneducated guess.

I apologize in advance if I missed a thread that discussed this, but I searched and struck out.
 

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Yeah, I saw that one. Had more people responded with their readings there might be some good data for comparison, but I really just see two aftermarket systems on a DVT and one stock. I will do the readings as specified there on my bike and add them to that thread. Maybe that will spur others to do the same.
 

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I'm a bit partial to liking the quiet as I get older. Still like the performance and the weight loss of a decat pipe. While nearly every can is going to be louder than the stock system, I do have a favorite as it appears the frequency is a bit more tolerable. Arrow can is my choice.
As always, your mileage may vary on this opinion.
 

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I'm a bit partial to liking the quiet as I get older. Still like the performance and the weight loss of a decat pipe. While nearly every can is going to be louder than the stock system, I do have a favorite as it appears the frequency is a bit more tolerable. Arrow can is my choice.
As always, your mileage may vary on this opinion.
The Arrow sounded nice when I heard it in a compilation video. Somehow an Arrow seems more appropriate for a Triumph, but I did like its character a bit better than the “more appropriate” Termi.


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Here is a good compilation of exhausts for this bike that I found:


Frankly, they all sound pretty good, with maybe the Arrow sounding best to me when idling (at least in these videos), and maybe the QD when rev'd (the twin silencer look is also pretty nice). Still, cannot tell the relative loudness of them compared to each other or my CR-T. I actually love the way my CR-T sounds a lot, but it is so loud I cannot take it very long. For me to make a change I would want to know that one of these are quieter enough than the CR-T for me to pull the trigger.Once I put it on the bike and hear the exhaust, it is too late for me to return it.

It's funny, I always had the impression that Arrow was a British company since I always seem to see them on Triumphs, but they are Italian. I guess they must have an agreement with Triumph like Termignoni has with Ducati.

Someone recommended the Zard Penta Evo for this year Multistrada. I like the look, but I cannot find a video to hear the exhaust note on this bike.
 

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I also recently bought a Multistrada with a full system already installed—Termignoni in my case. I’ve got to say it was one of the main reasons I went with this bike over other multis. It’s fairly quiet at idle and just putting around, but sounds great when you give it the beans.

I haven’t heard the CR-T on a Multi, but I had a ‘17 Tuono with the CR-T and I couldn’t ride the bike outside of the track without feeling totally exposed, like all LEO within a 5 mile radius could hear me. It definitely took away from the enjoyment of the ride. I like loud (own a S4Rs with a full termi system also), but some pipes are just too loud.

I should add that the Termis come with a dB killer. Haven’t felt the need to install it, but it gives you that option.
 
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