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Hindle is making the aftermarket exhaust for the Spyder. \
I personally have not had any dealings with any of their products. Tough question to answer but, does anyone know what we can expect as far as sound quality is concerned ??? DB level? deep sound? high pitched?
Hate to spend $600.00 only to have it sound....so so. The stock exhaust is too tame for me for such a nice looking machine. Needs a little BARK to it IMO.
 

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Hindle is making the aftermarket exhaust for the Spyder. \
I personally have not had any dealings with any of their products. Tough question to answer but, does anyone know what we can expect as far as sound quality is concerned ??? DB level? deep sound? high pitched?
Hate to spend $600.00 only to have it sound....so so. The stock exhaust is too tame for me for such a nice looking machine. Needs a little BARK to it IMO.
I went out to San Diego for the unveiling in February, BRP had Spyders with the race pipe on it, I didn't like the sound, It barked like a single, I think the stock pipe has a better sound. BRP also said there is no performance benefit to the pipe
 

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Well........That's a bummer. I have an Outlander 800 with an HMF exhaust on it and it sounds MUCH better than stock. Like an 800 twin should sound. Nice deep rumble but not too loud.
Appreciate the follow-up, Thanks.

Meant to add. When we took the test ride. The BRP Rep there said that the Hindle exhaust would give about a 7% increase in HP. Who do ya believe???
 

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I have a friend that owned a GSXR with a Hindle exhaust. Their setups are a little odd as they usually sell a universal muffler with different head pipes.

I personally did not care for the sound of the Hindle. It seemed to be good quality, but I much preferred the Two Brothers I had on my CBR. I think you will find it is a decent quality product, though.

Jerry
 

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I'm thinking that it will take the better part of a year or more before any after market company is able to bring an exhaust system to the masses.
A twin set-up coming out on either side and angled up slightly would look very sharp. I don't expect anyone to go to that much trouble to produce such a set-up but it would look great.
 

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I'm thinking that it will take the better part of a year or more before any after market company is able to bring an exhaust system to the masses.
A twin set-up coming out on either side and angled up slightly would look very sharp. I don't expect anyone to go to that much trouble to produce such a set-up but it would look great.
Come on Supertrapp!
 

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I contacted Hindle asking about their exhaust system for the Spyder and below is the response I received. A fairly generic response but at least they did reply.

Hello Marc,

Thank you for your inquiry. I know that a lot of people are waiting
eagerly for the Spyder to arrive! As it stands right now, we are
designing a muffler in conjuntion with BRP. The muffler has not been
completely finalized, we are still working on it. I can guarantee you
that it will have the performance, sound, quality and finish of our
other reputable systems! Its release will be dated at approximately
the same time as the Spyder. Please check back in September (approx.)
for more information.

Best regards,
Alison
 

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Latest reply from Hindle...Good on them


Hi again Marc,

Thank you for the compliment! I really work on giving detailed
responses, not just one line e-mails.

I believe the exhaust that people may have heard earlier was part of
our prototype batch. We had made a first batch of prototypes that
would have the look that BRP was going for, but still had a lot of
testing and design changes to do on the inside.

The sound definitely has progressed since the prototype, but some more
designs and finishing touches are still in the works right now. The
look of the exhaust will be as unique (for us at least) as the Spyder
itself. It is definitely a project that is a bit different than our
"traditional" mufflers for sport bikes. We are extremely happy to have
signed on with BRP to do it!

I will make sure to update our website when more information will be
available on the Spyder sport exhaust. Also, keep checking with BRP
for updates as well.

Sincerely,
Alison

Quoting "[email protected]" <[email protected]>:

> Alison<
> First let me say, "Thank You" for responding. I'de all but given up
> hope on hearing from anyone at Hindle.
> A very well worded responce, good PR on your end.

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> My concern regarding the exhaust are the reports from people who have
> seen and HEARD the current Hindle Exhaust for the Spyder. Most seem to
> think it falls a bit short of their expectations.
> For the asking price of approximately $600.00 I'm just trying to
> determine if it's $$$ well spent. A little difficult to make an
> educated decision without actually seeing the product first hand and
> considering this is such a new product, "Spyder". I know accessories
> will be few and far between for a while and the stock exhaust is WEAK
> sounding IMO.
> Thanks foe hearing me out.
> Marc
>
 

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I was watching Spyder videos on Youtube and I found one that has a Spyder with the performance exhaust. It is set at the dealer release in February and Jose Boisjoli (President of BRP) rides out on a Spyder and revs it up. Sure doesnt sound like a big Outlander anymore! Not exactly what the production Hindle will be but it sounds not bad.

About 1.5 minutes in although the whole video is alright.

 

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Thanks for the video...Leave it to Jay Leno, to HOG up S/N 01. As if he doesn't have enough pristine vehicles already.
Didn't sound to bad. You have to know that thing was gone over with a fine tooth comb prior to Mr. CEO hopping on it.
 

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I talked to him (Jose) very briefly at Club BRP in Vegas for the 08 Skidoo release this last March. He is EXTREMELY excited about the Spyder. I wasnt even seriously thinking about one at that time, as Im a sledhead and was understandably a bit distracted by the new platform, but I remember his enthusiasm. He joked about a special section of the parking lot at head office for the Spyders.
 

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I guess I don't see the problem with the stock exhaust. I liked that it wasnt' too noisy.
"I hear ya", Get it ? I hear ya......Oh I just crack myself up sometimes.


Personally, I like a little growl to my toys, nothing ear splitting, just enough to let me know there's something under me and the stock exhaust is HUGE
 

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"I hear ya", Get it ? I hear ya......Oh I just crack myself up sometimes.


Personally, I like a little growl to my toys, nothing ear splitting, just enough to let me know there's something under me and the stock exhaust is HUGE
With the cat converters required by the EPA to meet new emissions on bikes, most of the exhaust systems have increased in size. The first thing to go on my Spyder will be that UGLY exhaust ! I'm glad Florida doesn't have emission testing so change is easy.
 

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With the cat converters required by the EPA to meet new emissions on bikes, most of the exhaust systems have increased in size. The first thing to go on my Spyder will be that UGLY exhaust ! I'm glad Florida doesn't have emission testing so change is easy.
sawpicts of the hinde exhaust still kinda ugly. small anodized shield on top ..
$599.99(us) 749.99(ca) WOW.40%lighter 4more HP.and says can only be used for closed course not public roads....YEA RIGHT.............. but that is first thing im changing to what im not sure yet
 

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I rode the demo with the optional exhaust. Sounds good, much better than the stock, IMO. Deeper/lower sound. Louder, but not LOUD>

But $600? Ouch!

Let's see what the aftermarket brings.
 

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I rode the demo with the optional exhaust. Sounds good, much better than the stock, IMO. Deeper/lower sound. Louder, but not LOUD>

But $600? Ouch!

Let's see what the aftermarket brings.
Afterthought...

Re-reading about the stock exhaust containing the catalytic converter gives me pause. Being something of a gear head my entire life, I love a good exhaust rumble. I had perfect sounding Vance and Hines pipes on my bike I just sold.

Yet we're hearing more and more about air pollution, global warming, etc. Part of my brain says: "My one Spyder will not make a difference. I don't want it to sound about as unsexy as a refrigerator!"

The other part says: "Do the responsible thing, some day I'll have grandkids who'll probably like to breathe. All of our individual choices do amount to a cumulative difference!"

I think I'll ride with the stock pipe until I get used to the sound of it - or until some genius figures out how to make a good sounding, low emission pipe.

 
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