LeoVince LV One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust Honda NC700X 2012-2015
Nice sounding quality exhaust and the installation was very easy. This exhaust does come w/ a stopper for those that have center stands.
I rode the bike for a couple of days w/ the silencer / DB killer removed and although it sounded nice it was way too loud for my liking and my type of bike. Sounded like a Harley or cruiser. I put the silencer / DB killer back in and it is much better. With the silencer / DB killer installed the bike is a little louder over the stock exhaust which is what I wanted.
I want to say I felt a slight improvement HP wise w/ the silencer / DB killer removed however w/ it back in performance is the same. I was not looking for HP gains, just a slightly louder exhaust in hopes of being heard in traffic and such.
It also looks a little better in my opinion over the huge stock soup can exhaust.
August 23, 2016
Sounds decent, not as smooth as the original though. I'm guessing that wasn't the point anyway. Install was a snap. Looks good. Haven't noticed a difference in gas mileage. Get it if you want to try something new.
April 19, 2016
I haven't had this too long, so I can't REALLY comment on durability, but it is carbon fiber and I'm trusting other reviews on that.
The install was fairly easy, only hard part was the spring. I don't have any specialty tools so it was all muscle for that, but it isn't too bad.
In terms of sound, I took the db killer out first thing and have no regrets on that. Absolutely awesome, but not too loud that it'll give me a headache.
March 22, 2016
Easiest and best mod so far...
I bought this slip-on to add some character to my nc700x and maybe a little performance. This was well worth the money and I strongly to anyone who's on the fence.
I love the NC and how versatile and refined it is. Because the engine is so smooth and the suspension is relatively soft, you can ride for hours without feeling any negative effects. However, it can feel a little too refined to the point where the experience can feel a little vanilla. In fact, sometimes I felt like I was riding the motorcycle equivalent of a hybrid car. It didn't feel like the NC had a real engine in it. By adding the LV one EVO II slip-on and a set of Oxford bar end mirrors, I Immediately felt a huge difference in the bike's personality.
The Leo Vince obviously added a much deeper, throatier growl to the bike. It's especially noticeable in the low and midrange of any gear and when you fully open the throttle. I don't know if there is any performance gains from this (even considering I put in a K&N air filter a few months back) but I really wasn't looking for any. The biggest effect from this change was a great sound that reminds you this is a real motorcycle. Oh, and I'm also happy to say that the bike didn't loose it's refined feel. There is no popping or crackling on decel, just a really deep, resonating, visceral sound. I love hearing it.
I also added on the Oxford bar-end mirrors from Revzilla (about $30) that also added to the character change. The installation of the mirrors required me to remove the bar weights that are used for vibration dampening. This, along with the slip-on, allows me to really feel the engine. It isn't as vibey as a full exhaust on a cruiser (that can feel unbearable after 30 minutes of freeway riding) but you still get a feeling that there's some attitude from the NC that wasn't there before. I made these two changes at the same time so I don't think I could credit the change in character to just one mod, hence the reason I'm mentioning the mirrors here.
I should also mention that I have taken the db killer out. I was going to put it back in to see how the bike sounded but I can't get the set screw secured. The holes in the baffle and the muffler don't quite line back up regardless of what I try. Without the baffle, the bike is noticeably louder than stock, but not obnoxious. I have a neighbor on my block whose HD is unquestionably louder.
Anyway, if you love the simple practicality, versatility, and refinement that the NC offers but wish it didn't feel and sound so boring, make these two changes. It feels like a completely different bike but it still maintains all the positive attributes that made me purchase it in the first place.
March 20, 2016
Just what I wanted!
While being a moto 'rookie' (on my second bike, haven't done a lot of wrenching yet), I did a fair amount of research on how to improve the sound and performance of my cycle. One of the 'easy' steps was to buy a new muffler, so when the opportunity presented itself (in the form of a wipeout that effed my stock muffler) I jumped on the Leo Vince muffler as my replacement.
After a quick and easy install I went for my first ride and was blown away by the difference. Such a better sound and a VERY noticeable pep in performance, exactly what I was hoping for!
(sound note: definitely on the throaty side, no wailing here...I love it)
December 7, 2015
Fit and finish are excellent, sounds amazing. The baffle does a great job of killing the sound if you need it.
October 19, 2015
Extra Parts in Box
Overall the exhaust is just what I wanted. Looks good, deep rumbling sound and not excessively loud with primary db killer in place. Carbon fiber surface does not get warm enough to burn.
Inside the box was an additional plastic bag with a round perforated disk. The disk is not mentioned in the instructions. (Picture of disk attached.) The instructions do cover removal of the db killer already installed in the back of the exhaust. I installed the exhaust without the part and was pleased with performance. I sent an email to Revzilla and received a reply confirming the disk fit inside the exhaust held in place by the header pipe. I installed the disk and sound volume was reduced to stock pipe level. I contacted Leo Vince USA direct and was told the disk is provided for some European locations with very restrictive noise limits. They informed me it restrictive enough to impact engine performance and very few customers install the disk. I removed the disk and was again. pleased with sound level from exhaust. I passed the information back to Revzilla so they can advise future customers of the purpose. The disk is used in many of Leo Vince's exhausts.
Overall happy with the deep sound and reasonably increased volume. I have no desire to remove the installed db killer and my neighbors still like me.
August 24, 2015
This product is great
This exhaust is great it was really easy to install and it made my bike sound so much better.
July 1, 2015