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You Need FMF Pipes for your Yamaha YZF-R1

Monday, June 1, 2009

If you own a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 then you absolutely need a set of FMF's $999 Apex series slip-on mufflers. They sound that awesome.
By now most have probably seen that awesome new 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 commercial that airs on SpeedTV. You know the one that cuts the sound back and forth from it bike ripping around a racetrack to mute. It’s awesome and it is exactly how the new R1 sounds in real life.
 
In fact, in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown Street motorcycle comparison all of us we’re completely enamored by the righteous melody produced from the R1’s unique engine engine firing order. Indeed if I was in the market for a brand-new sportbike it be an R1 based on just how it sounds—it’s that rad.
 
But having just bolted on a set of FMF’s Apex carbon fiber pipes all I can say is WOW! From the moment you fire the engine until the key is turned off it’s almost like you’re obligated to rip around at maximum speed just so you can hear the roar of the engine. Who needs a high-end car stereo when you can just listen to FMF speakers bellowing at full song?

Plus the looks you get from people on the street are priceless. Even old guys in piped-out Ferraris heads will turn as you blast past them. The last time I heard a motorcycle sound this cool was when we had a Ducati Desmosedici with a set of $8000 Termignoni’s.
 
Even better is that with the pipes installed our R1 still runs perfectly without any signs of the engine running too lean or rich and it feels like it’s got a more steam throughout the 13,500 rev range. If you’re a 2009 R1 owner you need a set of these FMF pipes.
Post Tags: fmf pipes, fmf racing, 2009 yamaha yzf-r1, 2009 r1, r1
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Marc -Heat November 1, 2009 04:56 PM
Ya but what about the Heat Ha Ha Ha

NO really what about the Heat!!!!

Is there any problem changing the exhust and then has to be remaped
Lundun -FMF Pipes October 22, 2009 08:20 AM
To answer some questions, any after market exhaust that you put on a bike, (esp R1) will reduce heat. There are three chambers that trap heat inside of the 2009 R1's stock exhaust. They do get really hot especially during the summer (I own an '09 and I live in Vegas!).

Also, to Super light, I totally agree with your statement about the hhuge decals that alot of companies put on exhaust. I would love for them to be a little bit more discreet. Especially FMF. that yellow decal is so UGLY! However, that is the old decal. They have many different sizes and colors of decals that you can get from them. I know this because I just purchased a set for my bike. I must say, one thing about this exhause in comparison to other exhausts for this bike is that installed, these pipes look as if they were made for this bike. I love them and I am so glad that I made the purchase!
Lundun -FMF Pipes October 22, 2009 08:20 AM
To answer some questions, any after market exhaust that you put on a bike, (esp R1) will reduce heat. There are three chambers that trap heat inside of the 2009 R1's stock exhaust. They do get really hot especially during the summer (I own an '09 and I live in Vegas!).

Also, to Super light, I totally agree with your statement about the hhuge decals that alot of companies put on exhaust. I would love for them to be a little bit more discreet. Especially FMF. that yellow decal is so UGLY! However, that is the old decal. They have many different sizes and colors of decals that you can get from them. I know this because I just purchased a set for my bike. I must say, one thing about this exhause in comparison to other exhausts for this bike is that installed, these pipes look as if they were made for this bike. I love them and I am so glad that I made the purchase!
Alan -09 r1 pipes June 2, 2009 08:00 AM
graves makes a low short 4 into 1 pipe for the new r1, and they are working on some replacement bodywork for where the stock mufflers were. A lot lighter and no roasted passenger.
Superlight -FMF pipes June 1, 2009 12:08 PM
Why do most of the exhaust manufacturers create beautiful cleared carbon weave surfaces, only to cover them with their garish nameplate decals? Those FMF decals are particularly loathsome in appearance.
Marc -heat June 1, 2009 09:46 AM
Heed, Did you find that the pipes made any differance in how much heat the bike radiates in street riding? I've heard that the aftermarket exhausts on this bike tend to reduce heat a fair bit (maybe because the catalyst gets removed in some cases with a link pipe?).
Marc -heat June 1, 2009 09:46 AM
Heed, Did you find that the pipes made any differance in how much heat the bike radiates in street riding? I've heard that the aftermarket exhausts on this bike tend to reduce heat a fair bit (maybe because the catalyst gets removed in some cases with a link pipe?).