I probably should have taken that advice. The tone is good but it does have that "tied in a straitjacket" essence. The bike runs so perfect I hate to screw with it and if it gives me any trouble at all the stock system goes right back on. But it doesnt sound like my old thruxton and I do miss the aural sensation of riding that bike - like thunder with a British accent. The new Zard looks more like the oiginal thruxton Race mufflers than any other system on the market so far. An original Truxton Racer can be seen in the video posted above. It had megaphones like the old Manx Nortons.I think if I owned one of these bikes it would be the first bike I didn't change the exhaust system on. But that's easy to say from here.
We'll see how this goes - I put a Zard on my Aprilia and the bike started to miss a bit at part throttle. The muffler now sits on the bench until I decide weather I want to install an ECU - I kinda doubt I will because the bike runs and sounds great with the stock muffler. I installed the zard simply because the stocker is bulky and not as nice looking. Thats not enough to make me ride it with fueling issues.