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Hi all,

I am about to purchase a new exhaust but am struggling between these the scorpion and the sc project

The sc project has been discussed here quite often but nothing about the Scorpion...
I even was also considering the Mivv Ghibli and the ixil dual hyper low..

What do you guys think?
 

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The sc project sounds the beefiest to me and my poison of choice. I looked at the serkat taper and loved it but the can doesnt suit the retroish styling. I will get an sc at some point.
 

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I am really happy with how the Serket sounds and looks but it is all down to your personal choice.

The SC sounds amazing and looks great so you are spoilt for choice
 

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i am also looking to exhausts, one thing caught my attention is, the manifolds are all about the same on the short ones . only difference i see is on the gpr deeptone, the manifold is longer en joins further down, so it gives a bit different sound.
 

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I love the Scorpion sound. The SC is also very nice however it is a bit higher and scorpion has a lower sound which like!
But the scorpion can give me problems if I would ride out to Germany and a possibility to be fined here in Holland..
I like the sound of the ixil Hyperlow L3X black full system, is also pretty low sound
 

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I am really happy with how the Serket sounds and looks but it is all down to your personal choice.

The SC sounds amazing and looks great so you are spoilt for choice
Think I've decided that Scorpion may be the best overal choice for the XSR700, especially if not wanting to go too heavily in a reto direction with the mods.
Even more so as I've now read a handful or posts from SC Project buyers who have ended up changing over to something else after finding that particular exhaust too loud, even at stock.
The guys at Scorpion are seem pretty friendly too - I spoke to 'Stuart' there yesterday, who advised against my idea of adding a factory Black Ceramic finish (I forgot to ask how much this adds to the price - sorry) due to durability concerns, given the low slung nature of the Serket.
 

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I think I'll be going down the Scorpion route as well....had a Scorpion slip on 'power cone' on a previous bike - lovely deep, meaty sound and top quality materials. The only thing I'm not keen on with their XSR offer is the downpipes, which are very straight compared to the nice curves of the OEM pipes. It's worth waiting for 10% offers on Scorpion pipes - they come along fairly frequently from Ghostbikes etc.
 

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I think I'll be going down the Scorpion route as well....had a Scorpion slip on 'power cone' on a previous bike - lovely deep, meaty sound and top quality materials. The only thing I'm not keen on with their XSR offer is the downpipes, which are very straight compared to the nice curves of the OEM pipes. It's worth waiting for 10% offers on Scorpion pipes - they come along fairly frequently from Ghostbikes etc.
Scorpion offer 10% off for sales direct through them ;)
I quite like the linear aesthetic of the downpipes myself - I think it lends itself really well to the industrial nature of the bike.
(I've decided that the bike isn't retro at all, despite Yamaha trying to convince us with the factory colours, round head-light and tail-light, leather luggage and dodgy flipped-up lip on the rear mudguard...)
 

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You guys going for the Scorpion will not be disappointed that's for sure..

I had an issue with one of the downpipes not fitting very snugly but one phonecall to scorpion and I was able to put it right..They were very good customer service.
 

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You guys going for the Scorpion will not be disappointed that's for sure..

I had an issue with one of the downpipes not fitting very snugly but one phonecall to scorpion and I was able to put it right..They were very good customer service.
If you don't mind me asking, what was the issue exactly - a product or installation problem?
 

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one of the pipes was a bit of a loose fit and blew air out.. simple fix I just bought some high temperature gasket silicone put some of that around the pipe then slotted it back in. It gave it a nice seal and no problems since.
 

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one of the pipes was a bit of a loose fit and blew air out.. simple fix I just bought some high temperature gasket silicone put some of that around the pipe then slotted it back in. It gave it a nice seal and no problems since.
I see.
Did Scorpion indicate that this was a one-off issue with your unit or that they'd recommend using a sealant for all installations?
 

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I see.
Did Scorpion indicate that this was a one-off issue with your unit or that they'd recommend using a sealant for all installations?
They didn't say anything about that..One pipe was really tight and the other not so tight..I suppose if I was to fit another I would put the sealant around anyway.
 

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Eventhough the sound for the Scorpion is very nice i am worried about not being street legal in some countries.
I will go for the Ixil hyperlow, sound is also very nice and low :)
 

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Eventhough the sound for the Scorpion is very nice i am worried about not being street legal in some countries.
I will go for the Ixil hyperlow, sound is also very nice and low :)
The Scorpion comes with 2 user-removeable baffles and with both fitted, isn't all that loud at all - certainly nowhere near the point that it would attract police attention.

I see this is an old-ish thread but had revived as I can now offer a personal opinion on both exhausts mentioned by the OP, having had both fitted to my machine.
Although I'm sticking with my Black SC Project Conic (as specifically want an all Black aesthetic and Scorpion wouldn't oblige in customising one of theirs), I believe that the Scorpion is the better sounding and nicer looking part (for the XSR700).
The SC Project silencer/muffler really needs to be a 'fatter' - As it is, it's a bit on the skinny side, for this bike.
As for the sound, the SC Project does come across as I had heard in several youtube clips, where it's a bit more dirt-bike sounding and agressive compared to the deeper, mellower (relatively) Scorpion.
The Scorpion is generally more 'meaty' and, with the end baffle removed, much more bassy, while being about as loud.

This was rather confirmed when I drove past a mechanic friend's garage this afternoon. As he was tinkering with a scooter outside, I stopped to let him see the latest mods and new exhaust (he had previously checked out the Scorpion I had fitted.)
First thing he said after I pulled up: "Have you changed the exhaust? The old one sounded better".
D'oh!

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I like the sound of the Scorpion Serket as well, and am shopping for an exhaust. However, I saw somewhere that the exhaust can grinds the ground on right hand sweepers. Anybody else have this issue?
 

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hi guys, Im trying to find a picture of how does this system looks from the front (manifold) but I cant seem to find it, any chance anyone has one? I really like the sound of the Scorpion but not sure about the aesthetics. Thanks!
 

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The one good thing about the stock system is the sweeping curve of the downpipes as they exit the engine. The Scorpion system has much straighter pipes (sorry - haven't got a pic), which is a pity IMO.

Update: see post below - it seems they've changed! They now have a nice curve in them.....
 
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