Vance Hines CS One Urban Brawler Dual Slip-On Exhaust for Kawasaki Z1000/Ninja 1000 2010-2013
I place this pipes in my 2014 z1000 and no problems at all in the fitment department, the bike now sounds deeper in the low revs and screaming in the high revs. Also lost a little bit of the fast response in the low revs due to the valve in the right site, but gain a couple of hps in the mid range, and lost like 2-3 kg. Overall a great product.
August 11, 2014
Fits 2014 Z1000
This is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Z1000! Cheap price, great fit, easy install and they sound amazing. Not too loud out on the road, but aggressive enough to let others know a beast is approaching!
Site doesn't show that this kit fits the 2014 Z1000/Ninja's but it bolted right up. I've included a link for a small sample of the sound difference.
August 6, 2014
Sounds like a Rocket now
2014 Ninja 1000
Look awesome and sound even awesomer.
Easy to install if parts are made to spec
Reduced about 16lbs off bike
Right side link pipe end was too big for stock gasket. Left side was fine. In comparison, the left side nearly goes into right side opening. Destroyed stock gasket trying to install right side. Had to manipulate what was left and make work with some leaks. I will probably have to buy a new OEM gasket and slice one side so it fits around the larger pipe and then presses together with clamp in link pipe. Sucks
I would have blasted this as an excellent across the board if it hadn't been for the out of spec right side pipe.
July 24, 2014
Aside from having to adjust the idle speed nothing was affected by the installation of the exhaust. The sound is amazing! At highway speeds you can hear it but it's not droning. When the exhaust first arrived it was a high polished look, now it has a golden color to it. It looks amazing!
July 7, 2014
I just put these on my 2012 Ninja 1000. Black pipes on a black bike. The bike looks and sounds mean!
Installation was pretty easy. It took about an hour.
April 21, 2014
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