Mike (Boise )
Loud and Proud! Sound saves lives. The Cobra slip-ons install easy and everything lines up nicely. These pipes are higher quality than the originals and the bike is probably 5-8 lbs. lighter. Improved idle rumble with definite head turning awareness during acceleration as these pipes amplify the full goodness of the 1800cc big twin. The only ones unimpressed are probably my neighbors...but they can always move.
Lucas (Bremerton )
My only complaint for the V-star 1300 version is that I preferred the stock mounting bracket and bolts better. Otherwise this is a no-brainer add on for your V-star 1300. It makes your motorcycle sound like an actual motorcycle.
John (Charlotte )
These slip-ons have improved the sound and performance ... above my expectations. I wish I would have made the switch earlier.
Eduardo (San Antonio )
Chrome is perfect, sound is awesome- good and loud. Perfect fit and the full coverage heat shields are nice touch and billet end cap is nice.
David (Naperville )
I'll be honest, I always wanted the V&H OS 450s; to me they've always had "THAT" HD sound. Unfortunately, that sound comes at a price that my budget just could never justify. I'd heard that Cobra makes a good pipe but I couldn't find anyone who was actually running them so I could hear them live. Also, these slip-ons are pretty new so I couldn't even find any sound comparison videos anyplace. They looked awesome in the pictures and the price I found couldn't be beat, so I finally decided to just bite the bullet and buy a set. I can't say enough about these things. They have a great bark when you go to the whip, but they smooth out beautifully at speed so you can still hear your passenger and/or the tunes. Do they sound as good as the V&H? No, the OS 450s still sound better (IMHO); BUT NOT $250 BETTER! Throw in their lifetime warranty and I recommend these pipes without hesitation or reservation.
K.C. (Rockwell City )
My dealer/mechanic stated I wouldn't need a fuel processor and others that did have one installed had it removed later on great sound sweet looks.