stainless steel vs. carbon fiber vs. titanium exhausts - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1
Post stainless steel vs. carbon fiber vs. titanium exhausts

I am looking to buy a muffler for my GSX-R600 and i want to know the differences between the three kinds of exhausts. what are some weights, noise levels, costs?
i am new to this so all the help i can get is great
does anyone know where i can get some spec sheets?
kandymanj is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 08:04 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA USA 96814
Posts: 369
There is a huge variety of exhausts out there. Basically, any slip on exhaust will not alter the performance noticeably, and there is more variance in sound between manufacturers than there is between materials. In terms of weight - none of the weights are going to vary enough to be significant, so spec sheets aren't too useful. If you just want the bling, get the one that looks best to you. It won't actually work any better than a stock can.

Full exhaust systems are a different story, and one can potentially gain some power and lose some weight over the stock exhaust, although professional ECU remapping on a dynomometer is generally required after installation. Again, not really worth it in my opinion except for competitive racing.

You might try searching out the Suzuki forum, or searching on, where the subject has been beaten to death.
Mister Tee is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 10:01 AM
Registered User
zxrider's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Posts: 1,346
In order from heaviest to lightest and from cheapest to most expensive:

1. Stainless steel.

2. Titanium.

3. Carbon Fiber

"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son." - Vernon Wormer.- Dean, Faber College.
zxrider is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 10:24 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 31
On my 2006 Gixxer 750 I went with a Yosh Titanium full system. I didn't want to be loud like so many do, so I elected to go with the mid-sized can on the side. I LOVE it.

The bike feels soooo much more lively and complete. It felt like the valving system and the computer just neutered the bike. I work in a bike shop and saw how carbon just doesn't hold up very well.

I was more interested in the performance mare than anything and for the minute weight difference I am happy with the titanium. Sounds good too... deeper tone than the stock.
chickonabike is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 10:26 AM
DocThee's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison Heights, MI 48071
Posts: 4,824
Send a message via AIM to DocThee Send a message via Yahoo to DocThee
What is the outcome you are looking for? Performance? Or customization? Which leads to full exhaust or slip-on.

If you are not a track junkie and have accepted your bike for how fast it is now, I would just to a carbon fiber or titanium slip on.

What year is your bike? If it is carbed, do the slip on and jet the carbs. If it is f/i, slip on, air filter, and custome map.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Keep the ride on...

AIM and Yahoo! - DocThee

"Anything can be a medicine or a poison."

Virtus Junxit Mors Non Seperabit
DocThee is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome