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An SV with a pipe sounds more like which bike??? a Ducati or an RC51 with pipes??

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I'd guess more like the RC51 because my 99 Ducati 996 sounded like my diesel.
The dry clutch was louder then the exhaust :lol:


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With a Holeshot high mount on my '05 SVS, I have had it confused for a Duc, by a friend of mine who owns a Duc, but granted this was from a distance.
 

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The only way an SV would be confused for a piped RC (especially a dual piped RC ) would be if it were 2 SV's ripping it side by side at the same time. One of the best sounding bikes ever made, would be the RC-51.
 

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I only ask this question after hearing the Ducatis racing today on Speed. It just sounds so different then the I-4s. When I was at the Rolex 24 you could tell with your eyes closed when the Panos V10 hammering around the track in the mids of Flat 6s and other V combination engines.

I guess I need some to ride my bike past me at a decent clip so I can hear what she shoulds like at high RPMs under load.

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Nex, I can ride past you at a high rate of speed and you will say "Who's throughing the sewing machine past me!" (still have the stock pipe on mine) Then I can take your bike past you at speed so your answer will be presented to you.
 

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An RC-51 sounds much louder, deeper and nasty.

The Ducati sounds much more melodic (che Italiano!) and mechanical.

The SV to me sounds more like a cross between a thumper and air cooled Duc, but even that is a stretch.
 

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RC51 sounds like sex.

Duc sounds like a nice V-twin, but with a 10 ft length of chain dragging behind it. :lol:
 

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Umm... you all know that the rattling sound from a Ducati's dry clutch goes away as soon as you release the clutch don't you? :?
 

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my buddie's ducati sounds nothing like my svs. he's got twin remus hi-mounts on it. it's so loud, it's borderline obnoxious.
 

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SVandST said:
Umm... you all know that the rattling sound from a Ducati's dry clutch goes away as soon as you release the clutch don't you? :?
ummm, yes I do, but thanks for asking. :)
 

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when I got my race slipon and 2wj fairings done with no decals... I had a few people ask if my bike was a Ducati.then would guess Buell. But my buddy with an ST-4 says he wishes his Ducati sounded like my SV :wink:

I think the SV sounds a little more like a Buell than either of the bikes listed in poll.... with my Yosh full race exhaust... it sounds like a less obnoxious Buell with pipes :wink:
 

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To me, an SV sounds like neither. They all sound like twins, but that's where the similarities begin and end.

A '51 with a dual full system is just sick - and revs so freely it's silly.

A Ducati 99x has a whole different timbre. If money made a sound - it'd sound like a 999r.
 

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Nex, here's a vid of the SV "at a decent clip".

http://wah.midco.net/kjohns/video/Turn1_2004.mpg

This was taken in turn 1 at BIR, approx 10,000RPM in 6th gear, so there's definitely a load on it. The first pass isn't so great because I was chasing an I4 so there's a mix of sounds. The 3rd pass sounds pretty good. It was my cameraman's first time with a camcorder so the footage ain't that great.

I don't think the SV sounds real close to either the Duc or an RC, although if I had to choose I'd probably go with the Duc.[/url]
 

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SVandST said:
Umm... you all know that the rattling sound from a Ducati's dry clutch goes away as soon as you release the clutch don't you? :?

Only if it's in gear :wink:






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