Vance Hines CS One Urban Brawler Dual Slip-On Exhaust for Kawasaki Z1000/Ninja 1000 2010-2011
Great sound, poor quality control
The sound is great...as a sport bike should sound. Installation was easy, but the quality control and customer service of Vance and Hines needs significant improvement. The bracket was not drilled properly in the correct spot. I contacted V&H customer service 5 times before they would enter the warranty claim. I have waited over a month for the replacement they said they would ship. I would give it 1 star, but it sounds good.
March 31, 2014
I should've bought this exhaust a long time ago!
I was originally going to purchase a set of Akrapovic carbon slip-ons for my 2011 Ninja 1000 and was waiting for the right time to spend a grip of cash to get em. During the process of waiting, I was able to think about things and I asked myself, "why spend all that money for just slip-ons for a Ninja 1000?" Sure the N1K is a great bike, but the value of it doesn't justify the cost of an expensive exhaust in my opinion. Plus I want to put a matching red chain and sprocket on it and long pipes would cover it up too much, so I started looking for shorty pipes and came across these. After watching a lot of videos and reading a lot of blogs, the only problem some people had with them was that they were too loud. Some said they aren't too loud and they didn't seem too loud from the videos I watched so I decided to give them a try- I figured if they're too loud I can buy the baffles, use earplugs or both. All I can say is I'm glad I went with these! Not too loud- they're perfect w/o baffles or earplugs, easy to install, sound great, look great, they save a ton of weight over stock pipes, you get more power, the bike shifts better, improved MPGs and no repacking or maintenance- all for under 300 bucks for dual slip-ons. What more can you ask for? I bought my bike new and I've spent the last 9K miles running stock pipes because I was waiting to get the way more expensive Akras when I could've been enjoying these from jump. I should've bought this exhaust a long time ago!
February 24, 2014
After looking all around at different exhaust systems for my 2012 Ninja 1000 I finally decided the price and look of these pipes were amazing and thought I would give it a shot and boy was I impressed! They are straight pipes (no baffles) but you can buy the baffles for them, I use them without the baffles and I don't think they're too loud at all. The idle is nice and smooth and when you get on the throttle it has an excellent sound to it! Absolutely 100% satisfied with this exhaust!!!
December 10, 2013
Not properly machined for a perfect fit.
When I was installing them the right side fit pretty good. When I was going to to install the left side I encountered a problem. The diameter of the pipe was slightly larger so the stock gasket didn't fit. I had to make improvisations so I could jam it in. I couldn't return them because I am from another country and shipping would kill me.
July 1, 2013
Nice looking product, excellant sound
very happy with this exhaust, good price, nice looking, easy to install, excellant sound
June 21, 2013