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Yes. I've heard the Remus on the AN650 - for the last 2500 miles or so that I've ridden mine. I also run Remus cans on my V-Strom.

The Remus "GP Revolution" cannister that they sell for the AN650 is quite different from the Remus Gran Prix cannisters on my V-Strom. The V-Strom cans are straight through, with honeycomb type steel baffling around the inside perimeter of the can. They produce a very deep, throaty, authoritative sound. Not the sharp blat of a Harley straight pipe - more of a mellow rumble/roar. Very like a glass pack muffler on a 50's hotrod car. But they aren't glass packs - so they never need repacking.

Expecting a very similar sound for the Burgman, I was initially disappointed. The model they sell for Burgman does have some peripheral baffling around the interior, but it also has a long silencer that runs up the middle. With the silencer in place, it is pretty quiet. A little nicer sounding than the stock can, but still very quiet. The silencer is supposed to be removeable, but it isn't easy to get it out. Due to European laws, it is held in place with a rivet, which has to be carefully drilled out, so as not to destroy the screw threads that are also there. (Remus has a screw kit which allows you to reinstall the silencer. But you have to request the screw kit - it was not initially supplied). The baffle is also very difficult to pull out. Due to its length, and the downward curvature of the exhaust tip, it hangs up inside the muffler.

Tip: If you buy the Remus, ask Max Moto (the distributor) to remove the silencer for you, and to include the screw kit as well. If they charge you a small amount for removing the silencer - trust me, it is worth it.

I did get the silencer out, and rode without it for several days. It is extremely loud without the silencer. The folks down at the dealership were impressed with the sound when I rode by - but I found it tiresome - even embarrassing when passing a car a full throttle.

My solution was to cut the back 3" off of the silencer and reinstall it. I just put it in a bench vise and took a SawZall to it. The very back end of the silencer is crimped - so removing it frees up exhaust flow through the silencer. It also makes it easy to insert & remove the silencer by hand, because it no longer gets hung up. Max moto had advised me to put some Loctite blue on the screw so that it wouldn't vibrate out - I did that, and it has stayed put.

With the modified silencer I like the sound. It has a growl when you hit the throttle, but it is not overly loud. Quieter than the V-Strom, but it has some character, and I can easily tell what the engine is doing even at highway speeds. Doesn't sound like I'm riding a darn Buick anymore. But it won't annoy the general populace either.

Remus cannisters are much lighter than the stock Suzuki mufflers (I bought the aluminum models - but they have carbon fiber models too). And unlike some of the competition, they do enhance horsepower and torque. I had the V-Strom dyno'd, and it gained 10% in both categories. I did not have the Burgman dyno'd, but it did feel a little more responsive after installing the Remus. I did not have to have the fuel injection remapped on either Suzuki.

Someone else here bought the Carbon Fiber Remus can for their AN650, so it would be great if they would post their impressions too - and I think BurgerBob has the aluminum model on his. I also wish we could get a report on the Leo Vince exhaust - I'm not sure if anyone here has it though.
 

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I heard a guy start up a new Honda ST1300 (1300cc V-4) the other day and ride away. Lycheed nailed it - sewing machine. You can hear every internal gear turning in that engine - zero exhaust sound. Yuk.

I know some of the newer riders are into quiet exhausts, and listening to music when they ride. And I'm afraid that many people associate motorcycle exhaust noise with the ridiculous harsh blatantly loud junk that the Harley riders typically run. I don't enjoy that sound much either.

But I'm from an era when hot rods, sports cars, and motorcycles all sang their particular songs through their exhaust pipes. I wouldn't have it any other way.
 

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Just a note: MaxMoto is the USA distributor for Remus exhaust pipes. There is another place called "Pipe City" that sells various motorcycle exhausts. I bought the Remus exhaust for my V-Strom through Pipe City at a lower price that it would have cost from MaxMoto.

http://www.pipecity.com/

The weird thing is that Pipe City doesn't actually stock the pipes. They take your order and forward it to MaxMoto - the pipes ship directly to you from MaxMoto.

Regardless of which place you buy from, you don't have to pay shipping, which is nice.

For some reason, Pipe City was too busy to answer their phone, and also too busy to return the messages I left, when I was looking for the exhaust for the Burgman 650. So I called MaxMoto, and got a very good deal directly from them. MaxMoto also answered their phone and helped me out when I had questions after receiving the pipe - and promptly sent the screw kit when I needed it. I give them high marks for customer service.

But if you're serious about buying a Remus exhaust, you might want to check both places for pricing.
 
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