Yoshimura R77 Street Slip-On Exhaust Honda CBR500R / CB500X / CB500F 2013-2015
This is the first upgrade you should make to your new CBR500R
Purchased here on Revzilla on Tuesday, October 6th. Ordered 3-day shipping, but had it at my doorstep two days after placing the order, as there just happened to be a distribution center nearby.
In any case, installation was very straightforward. The only thing that was even a mild hassle was getting the silicone insulator into the mounting bracket (you'll see what I mean). Everything else was a snap. I *think* I have a small exhaust leak where the new unit mounts to the pipe, but from what I understand, fixing that should be as simple as adding a little high-temperature silicone to gasket the joint.
The difference between this exhaust and the stock unit is like night and day, and becomes evident the instant you hit the starter. A deep, perfect burble when idling; a nice, throaty rumble when accelerating; and some gorgeous snap and pop when decelerating. There are plenty of YouTube videos giving you an idea of what the R77 sounds like, but none of them do it justice; it simply has to be heard in person. I don't notice any increase in power or performance, but that's not why you buy this exhaust.
As for looks, that's another area where this unit represents a vast improvement over what Honda gave us. I have the carbon fiber model, and it looks amazing slung up against my red CBR. It really is a work of art.
Get this thing. Sure, it's pricey. But so was your bike. It deserves the one modification that, more than any other, will greatly improve your riding experience. No more sewing machine sound; no more riding around with what looks like HVAC ducting on the side of you bike. Plunk down your 500 bucks and don't look back.
October 8, 2015
Must have upgrade
I didn't ride much before the exhaust mod, and I was still learning how to ride at the time, I don't know how the performance might have been improved. But the sound and look alone are worth for the money. I only hope Yoshimura would make more stuff for cbr500r :(
April 8, 2015
Very good upgrade
This pipe sounds amazing the stock pipe just couldn't do it
February 10, 2015
This pipe looks and sounds great. Just the right rumble when idling and light engine pop when decelerating. No remapping necessary on a Honda CBR500R. Easy install took 30 mins.
February 2, 2015
Don't ride without
The CB500F stock exhaust left much to be desired. Added this exhaust and my bike sounds like a real street bike. Not too loud for the neighbors at low RPM but has a nice tone once you get on the throttle. Took about 10 mins to install and shipped quick from revzilla. If you own a part of the Honda 500cc family I wouldn't think twice about putting one of these on.
January 19, 2015
Just get it
Sounds better by an order of magnitude, louder and deeper than most of the videos you'll find online can convey. Can't really hear it yourself on the freeway (a good thing IMO), but anywhere else there's a marked difference. Some nice burbling and popping on decel too. Recommended!
January 7, 2015
Sounds fantastic. Not quite as loud as the twin brothers but sounds much better. A few of my riding buddies have taken to giving me the lead and trying to stop a long side me to hear it. Sounds fantastic with a little bit of engine braking. Best mod I've ever made.
December 15, 2014
This exhaust is awesome!
Great exhaust for the price, sounds great especially after you break it in. I commute 90 miles a day mostly highway and the exhaust sounds good. It's not super loud but it's loud enough. Also take into consideration I ride with ear plugs in. The pipe shape and size go great with the overall look of the bike . I would recommend this exhaust to any CBR 500 owner. You can't beat a 15 minute install time.
August 18, 2014