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.
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.
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.
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:
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]