Zard should translate to LOUD in some foreign language!!!!! These non homologated system is not for the shy or those wanting to blend in to the crowd.
The sound from my iphone DOES NOT do it justice. It takes away 40% or even 50% of the deep bass this thing makes.
I would say that the Zards are half the weight of the EU V&H slip ons (maybe even lighter than that!!).
Long story short, the Zards without dB killers are mad. And i really like it
Install was easy. Literally 10 mins. As you can see from pic 4, i removed the ring that hides the joints on thr exhaust. No particular reason, i just like the look of it better that way.
The bike runs smoooooth and it IS noticable from the V&H. Just seems to breathe easier and feels much better throughout the rev range. Of course this may be cause of the angry noise factor as well, but when riding with ear buds the seat of my pants told feeling was different and definitely felt smoother/more powerful.
Excuse the sound on the vid, but i am nowhere near as good as you guys at sound/video making. But in reality the sound is much more aggressive and bombastic.
The system does pop and crackle under hard deceleration. I also did not rev too hard while filming as that would completely distort any sound.
Overall, i´m really pleased with the ´garage´look and sound of the Zards. The noise they produce certainly won´t be to everyones taste (as it cracks like a whip once you open the throttle instead of making a soothing thrum like the V&H slipons). But for those out there who like a loony, free flowing system, the Zards will tick the box!