When I replaced my Vstrom 650 K5 with a new K8, I found it was difficult to find a reasonable priced after market exhaust. My K5 had a Staintune, but with the K7 onwards you need a full system at the cost of about $1000 plus installation. With my new K8 - the first thing I noticed was the awful sound of the stock exhaust and the difference in throttle response to my K5. So I did some research to find a cheaper alternative. I ended up with MegaCycle in Keysborough who are exhaust specialist and more then happy to supply a custom made exhaust. So today I picked up the bike with a new exhaust installed - for the small sum of $500 incl. GST. The exhaust looks great - has a similar shape to the Staintune, but more oval / narrow - so it looks really great. And the sound...... ..very potent. I like the way Ken the owner asked me how loud I wanted it (i.e. its really custom made) and gave me an insert home if I want to tone it down a bit. On the way home on Eastlink I could not wipe the grin off my face - its not just the sound but also a huge improvement in throttle response. So if you need a new pipe and live in Vic - I recommend you give Ken a call.