So finally, an update on Project Daytona 675R. If you haven’t read the intro here, you’re probably not missing much. Exciting news though, after many moons of waiting, I got the custom slip-on I ordered back in February. I decided I wanted to go with the SC Project CR-T in titanium. It boggled my mind that SC Project didn’t make a CR-T for the Daytona 675/R but they made it for the Street Triple. Well, after a couple futile attempts to communicate with them directly about a custom, one off slip on, I contacted their USA authorized distributor: Motovation USA.
I had never purchased from them before and I REALLY wanted this slip on. After doing some research on Motovation USA I decided, hell why not? I sent them what I wanted and they said, “I got you fam.” Just kidding, they actually said something along the lines of, “This will be an 8-10 week wait. But to be honest it’ll probably be more. The Italians just get to it when they get to it and it shows up at our shop one day.” Of course I wanted to believe that I’d get it in 8 weeks. Then again this special order nonsense isn’t my first rodeo. In my mind I was going to be waiting at least 20 weeks. Around the 8 week mark I decided to follow up with Motovation USA and they were good sports. I asked if they could follow up with SC Project and they said, “I can but they won’t tell me anything.” I probably sent them an email a month and they were always polite and replied the same way.
Then one day around the 5.5 month mark I get a tracking number email from Motovation USA. That week was probably the longest I’ve ever waited for something. I couldn’t wait more than five minutes to get that sucker on. All in all I’d have to say I had a really positive experience with Motovation USA, so if you’re looking for motorcycle parts don’t hesitate to check out their website. Ha- besides being an update for the project, I suppose this is a MotovationUSA.com review as much as a review for the SC Project slip on itself!
Installation was straightforward but did require an extra part. Thankfully I was smart enough to do research over at Triumph675.net and saw that I’d need a Servo Buddy to get rid of the check engine light the EXUP crap would trigger. The EXUP valve is a sorry albeit required-by-law system by motorcycle manufacturers to comply with EPA sound levels below a certain RPM. I won’t get too into detail about it since I don’t know much except that it makes your bike stupid quiet cruising around town. Here’s a quick video on Youtube that will show you how to remove the EXUP system and where to plug the Servo Buddy. Overall this took 30 minutes to install on the bike, so its no difficult feat. That’s taking my time by the way. I then took it down to Newport Ducati/Triumph to get my slip on tune flashed onto the ECU and it was all finished.
Craftsmanship is second to none. All the welds are beautifully done and there isn’t a rough spot or a burr to be found anywhere. I don’t have official weight figures since I couldn’t help but install it the second the mail man dropped it off. Holding both the stock unit and the new slip on the difference is (obviously) night and day. The coloring on the tip is an especially nice touch. I’m assuming it was blue-d from being cut with a plasma cutter since its such a precise cut.
So the sound. You want to know how loud this sucker really is? Well its deafening loud. I haven’t had a chance to get some decibel figures, but I use earplugs when riding that are NRR 33 rated. What the true noise reduction is I won’t know until I get said decibel figures but while riding around normally, this thing is still absurdly loud. With my riding buddy following me, he told me he couldn’t hear his own bike and he rides a loud ass Aprilia RSV4! I absolutely love this exhaust but to be honest, I’m not sure how long I can put up with this noise. If i was in my teens or 20’s I wouldn’t even care. Now I have to worry about waking up neighbors and bringing down flocks of birds with how loud this thing is. Can you tell how loud it is by how many times I’ve said “loud?” Since SC Project is not against making custom exhausts, I may look into the S1 Silencer. Looks to have a bit more sound muffler-ing going on.
So where’s the sound clip you ask? Well ask and ye shall receive! Please don’t mind the speeds. I use a neutral density filter which makes it seem way faster than I’m actually going. Curiously all the cars were very nice and waved me by! Typically we have to sit behind them and wait for passing lanes. Lastly, the GoPro was rendered useless after a bump on the tank. You can be sure more videos are on the way. Enjoy!