I have the pipes and I like them. Gives the bike a little more "presence" but they are not loud like Harley pipes. One of the other members of this board says it "sounds like a Porche" which I don't disagree with.
I like it because the bike doesn't sound likie a sewing machine however my wife initially didn't like because it added sound "period" and she likes a super quiet bike that does not interfere with her music. She is getting used to them now. i am getting baffles to put in them for when she takes long trips with me
Summary - I like them, would do agian. However, to put things in perspective and provide fair disclosure, I also ride a Harley with Rinehart Exhausts which I like. They set off car alarms going thru parking lots.
I have put Torq's on three different GL1800's. Two of my own and one set on a friends bike. I love the sound. It is like a Porsche somewhat. You can increase the packing around the baffle and reduce the sound some or you can take the fiber sheet completely off the baffle and have a really good sound. When riding by myself it was great. When my SO was on we had a bit of a time hearing each other. She didnt like them because they did drown out the music in the headphones. If you like sound from the engine and dont mind losing some of the music and voice get and put them on. It really gives the wing a presence.
Have the Daytona slash cut (as pictured) w/o baffles for 7000 Mi
Love them, great sound. They were a little loud at 70 MPH for first
1000 Mi or so, then seemed to quiet down a little.
Someone said they rust, mine look as good as the day they came
out of the box, not a mark or pit anywhere.
Even a couple of Harley guys said it sounded good !