Originally Posted by graham
hi guys i am still new to this site, so far i like what i see. i think that is the bike i bought it is not a sp but a strada, dose anyone know any history on it? PS have you seen the new race pipes in ebay for 851/888 do you think thay are any good.
If you buy them I'll have to kill you...cos I can't afford them
If they stay at the start price they're a good buy, but I doubt that they will.
According to this thread http://www.moto-one.com.au/performance/888st4ex.html
it seems that 45mm systems are pretty good on Desmoquattro engines, the 50mm system it was tested against didn't offer any advantage. Mind you, these were ST4 and Ducati Performance ST4 headers and Brad Black considers the ST4 headers (45mm) about the best value performance exhaust short of the more expensive 'spaghetti' systems.
Since the Sil system is a 45mm spaghetti, it should be pretty good I would say and pretty good in the bling stakes as well.
Damn...why have the kids grown up so that i can't raid the piggy bank anymore?