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View Poll Results: Which after-market exhaust do you recommend for the Interceptor 650?
AEW 9 37.50%
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Offtrails 1 4.17%
Powerage 11 45.83%
Red Rooster 1 4.17%
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Old 9th June 2024, 20:46   #1
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Which after-market exhaust for Interceptor 650? Red Rooster vs. Powerage vs. AEW

Red Rooster vs. Powerage vs. AEW: Which is the better exhaust, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Unlike bikes, which can be test-driven, it's really hard to know how each exhaust performs unless you have someone in your friend circle who owns one. I've ridden the 650s with the Red Rooster and liked it, but I want to compare it with Powerage and AEW. The latter options are less expensive, but I'm concerned about some users mentioning torque drop in the lower RPMs and wool burn in the Red Rooster pipes.An ideal exhaust for me is one that sounds similar to stock at lower revs and gets louder as you open the throttle, but not ear-blastingly loud and performs on the same level as the stock exhausts or better.
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Red Rooster is terrible. Avoid it. Go for either Powerage or AEW. Powerage is dyno tuned. I don’t know about AEW.
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Red Rooster is terrible. Avoid it. Go for either Powerage or AEW. Powerage is dyno tuned. I don’t know about AEW.
What's the issue with RRP?

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What's the issue with RRP?
Terrible sound, squid image, poor quality… I could go on.
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Terrible sound, squid image, poor quality… I could go on.
It’s got a bad reputation now, especially due to Code6Tuning. What exactly are the issues associated with it, that are not subjective. Is there any quality issue, if so what is it??
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Red Rooster vs. Powerage vs. AEW: Which is the better exhaust, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
I can comment only on the AEW TE102 as thats what I have on my bike. It a free flow unit. As long as you have the baffles inset, the exhaust note is not intrusive. Its just a bit louder than stock. Crack open the throttle and the exhaust sings and again, not one bit intrusive. In fact, under your lid, cruising at the ton, you'll be hard pressed to say if its stock or aftermarket. Very slight audible difference as the the wind blast drowns out every other noise.

I can't stand riding the bike without the baffles. It gets loud and annoying over long distances.

I did notice a slight reduction in torque. However, I have adapted my riding style and its almost forgotten now.

What I appreciate more about the TE102 is fine engineering and build quality. It is perfect. The welds are so clean. They have integrated a washer clamp where the exhaust meets the bend pipe and it is perfectly aligned to fit as soon as you unwrap the exhaust. No meddling or fiddling with it.

The exhaust comes filled with ceramic fibers so that takes out anything getting burnt over time.

I have my eyes on the new bend pipe they released. Beautifully made and finished from pictures. Its steep for a bend pipe. I'll probably wait till they have a sale or discount on it as 16k is not pocket change.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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An ideal exhaust for me is one that sounds similar to stock at lower revs and gets louder as you open the throttle, but not ear-blastingly loud and performs on the same level as the stock exhausts or better.
The AEW has an option of a silent baffle which is a baffle with holes in it but with one end closed, unlike the stock baffle they give which is open on either ends.

This gives the engine some back pressure and you don't loose much torque low down. It is not loud either in low revs and not too loud when you open up.

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I can comment only on the AEW TE102 as thats what I have on my bike.

What I appreciate more about the TE102 is fine engineering and build quality.
I see AEW 101,102 and 103 on the website. Do you know the difference between these three?
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I see AEW 101,102 and 103 on the website. Do you know the difference between these three?
Styling to start with. AEW explicitly mention improved low end response for the TE101 and TE103, not for the TE102. The TE101 is supposed to be louder.

It is better to direct any technical queries to them.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

So basically the RRP's are a little too loud and have a bad image, but they perform quite well. Powerage exhausts are not loud and sound very similar to the stock exhaust and offer similar performance as the RRPs. The AEW's are the cheapest option available and has torque drop in the lower rev range.
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The AEW's are the cheapest option available and has torque drop in the lower rev range.
They were not cheap when I bought it. That said, I did not compare it to anything else. I liked what I saw, the interaction with the company was okay and when the product finally landed, I was in awe with the finish and construction quality. Ended up more pleased after fitting it.

Note that the drop in torque is minimal. Not to the point where you need to slip the clutch to get going. Like I said earlier, you tend to adapt your riding style that it ends up being like how it was before. The torque drop is for the exhaust model I own. The note on their website says improved low end response for the other two models so perhaps there is something different about it. Any which model you buy from AEW, even the pea shooter one (gives the bike a different look), you will not be disappointed with the product. I can assure you of that.
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They were not cheap when I bought it. That said, I did not compare it to anything else. I liked what I saw, the interaction with the company was okay and when the product finally landed, I was in awe with the finish and construction quality. Ended up more pleased after fitting it.

Note that the drop in torque is minimal. Not to the point where you need to slip the clutch to get going. Like I said earlier, you tend to adapt your riding style that it ends up being like how it was before. The torque drop is for the exhaust model I own. The note on their website says improved low end response for the other two models so perhaps there is something different about it. Any which model you buy from AEW, even the pea shooter one (gives the bike a different look), you will not be disappointed with the product. I can assure you of that.
Absolutely agree with this. The fit and finish of the aew are class apart.

Have been using them for last 500kms and I don't find any drop in low end torque. I purchased the stainless steel ones as I stay in goa and things here rust fairly quickly.

Even my interaction with the company was very good. They had increased the price and when I told them that I had been trying to place order two days ago but transaction wasn't going through,they honoured the old price without any fuss.

Overall very satisfied with the aew exhausts.

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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Guys whats your opinion about the offtrails exhaust. Here's what the company says about their product 'Each exhaust is handcrafted with utmost care and designed to the specification provided. The exhaust is held together by TIG welding 306 grade stainless steel.The end caps are made from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminium and is anodised for durability. dB killers comes with the package for reducing the noise.'
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Red Rooster vs. Powerage vs. AEW: Which is the better exhaust, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Unlike bikes, which can be test-driven, it's really hard to know how each exhaust performs unless you have someone in your friend circle who owns one. I've ridden the 650s with the Red Rooster and liked it, but I want to compare it with Powerage and AEW. The latter options are less expensive, but I'm concerned about some users mentioning torque drop in the lower RPMs and wool burn in the Red Rooster pipes.An ideal exhaust for me is one that sounds similar to stock at lower revs and gets louder as you open the throttle, but not ear-blastingly loud and performs on the same level as the stock exhausts or better.
@V0rtex

I had installed the Powerage(Short & Brushed) in my Interceptor for the last 2+ years and happy

During the run-in period (500-700 kms), the exhaust note is little loud (with baffles) with higher rpms in lower gears

It gets toned down after the run-in period and the exhaust note becomes close to the company exhaust noise.

The growl in short gears with higher rpms is , but doesn't gets too loud or attention seeking after the run-in period.

The benefits in Switching to Powerage
  • 1. Weight Reduction: Around 6Kgs compared to 18 Kgs, helps in rolling the bike during parking
    2. Drivability: The bike is better to drive in lower gears ( 2nd /3rd) in slower speed, whilst not the case with original exhaust
    3. Acceleration: The pickup is uniform from lower gears, especially in 2nd & 3rd when you need quicker pickup.
    4. Heat Reduction: Less heat on the exhaust outer surface, while the original exhaust is skin burning pan.

Go for Powerage

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Re: Which after-market exhaust for Interceptor 650? Red Rooster vs. Powerage vs. AEW

Which after-market exhaust for Interceptor 650? Red Rooster vs. Powerage vs. AEW-img_20211118_161526.jpg

I used to have the AEW T201 silencers which were not loud at all. I also felt this looked good with the overall design. It had a delightful pop at times, and was music to my ears. I purchased this second-hand for 5k. She's sold now, but damn I miss the Interceptor every single day !
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