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Hey folks how goes it?!

First time street bike owner, snagged me a 2022 fresh off the lot two weeks ago. I've been waiting for one for a while now and got super lucky. Does anyone else have a 22 yet? It's an absolute blast and boy is my wallet happy with sub $20 fill ups! Whoever says small bikes are worthless ( I was told this incessantly) is just wrong. This thing is so fun, and in the Malibu canyon twisties its a weapon. I've been riding dirt bikes and raced downhill MTB's my whole life so I'm rather comfortable on it and I'm having way too much of a good time.

Plan to do a few things, get rid of the fender, get a slip on, and find some less funky lookin mirrors. I live close to a tuner and plan to get it dialed in with a slip on to smooth it out, but it's so good as is and I love it!

If anyone lives near Thousand Oaks California and wants to ride, lets go chase down some R1's in the canyons!
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You got scammed, that's a 2021. Just kidding, they are kinda like downhill bikes where they are NOS, but just refresh the paint for the current year, and bam it's a 2022 YT Tues.

Good choice on the mods, cheapest way to make the bike look way better right off the hop. I was a little surprised myself filling up at Shell with the Nitro+ 91 and came in at $17.41 CAD.
 

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I had a feeling that was the case. Due to all the calamity with covid and supply chain stuff there were no 21's and I've been waiting since December for a 22. It was an excruciating wait but now I'm way stoked!
 

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Ya it's just the change of VIN to register for the current year, but all the same great bike regardless. Does make it confusing for mods, even though parts from 2017+ will fit, it will show not much options for 2022, because no one knows for sure if there any changes, of which they are none. I got tired of waiting for a 2021 and got a lightly used 2020 and saved some cash that way. Although I like the white and black color scheme on the frame and wheels compared to the KTM orange, much easier to hide dirt especially on the rear wheel.
 

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Also I am a tad curious. Ive seen some threads about people saying a tune is recommended for a slip on, others say it isn't necessary. I talked to an old Moto GP racer that i know, and he was kind of on the fence on wether or not a power commander was necessary. Im interested in the Pro Race shorty pipe, I love the look and I have no problems being loud, I would actually prefer it. Anyone got any input for me? I don't want to lean the bike out too much because I understand that is the main concern, and my commute to work is about 55 miles round trip so it'll be running around 7500-8500k for about an hour throughout my commute.
 

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Personal view:
I am not an exhaust replacement person for looks at all but about any exhaust/muffler change:
In general, for our single-cylinder engines, the volume of the can is important (if you want to keep or increase the BHP).
The famous German tuner at Pirate-Racing has done numerous dyno tests on mainly 690's (single-cylinder) engines and without any exception, all the larger cans perform better, be it on a standard engine or PCV piggyback.
As mentioned before, I have tried an Ixil Hyper-low and a MIVV (both full exhausts) on mine and although not on a dyno, returned back to the 'teapot' OE (first-series).
It appears our engines need the larger volume silencers in order to produce or increase the power.
 
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