PoweRage exhaust review for Royal Enfield Himalayan
Hello my friends Vladimir here and welcome to my channel today is a very exciting day, because first I received the parcel from India Second it is a significant upgrade for my Royal Enfield Himalayan I was waiting for a long time. Third it is my first review for exchange and even though I will make a completely honest review and completely unbiased as they say on YouTube a completely unbiased and honest review Yes I still continuing upgrading my royal Enfield Himalayan I've upgraded almost everything in terms of performance without hardcore changes like big bore kit or derestricted camshaft we teased by TEC company from England on their YouTube channel So what I've upgraded since I bought it brand new? First I changed I installed Booster Plugged, Booster Plugged?)) Booster Plug for my Royal Enfield Himalayan this video you can watch here in this corner. Then I changed air filter I bought K&N free flowing air filter and this video you can watch also here . And the final step what I needed to make it is in terms of soft changes opposite to hardcore changes it is free flowing exhaust I was looking through different types of exhausts including Red Rooster by the way you can watch video here. We installed it with mr Bong at his motorcycle shop and tested the sound then I was
looking for something different which has more genuine Royal Enfield style sound I saw video on YouTube channel from my colleagues from India they tested power range exhaust and I really liked the sound I was looking for information through internet and finally I found their website and then I wrote to PoweRage company through their contact page and a person from the other side of the WhatsApp messenger who was replying to me who turned out to be Prem Paul who is the owner of PoweRage brand if he can send me this exhaust for exchange of review and you know he made a pause and replied okay we can make this happen but you at least have to pay for shipment I said of course of course I can and then after several weeks I received that thank you Prem Paul for your trust and though I don't have a lot a big huge amount of subscribers they are best ones for sure and I will repeat that though it is a review for exchange don't worry about that it will be absolutely honest and unbiased review. Okay in today's video we will first look through details of power range exhaust and make a small review of the look. Install the muffler on my Royal Enfield Himalayan and I will show you the process it's not complicated but it has some details which should be mentioned and it will be possibly very useful for you if you are not super experienced mechanic or even though it will be at least entertaining I guess. Then we'll make a sound test and for recording sound I will use this Tascam DR05 recorder with manual settings we will talk about performance before and after based on my test runs and in the last part of the video I will tell you my initial thoughts about power range exhaust differences which you didn't see in the video. PoweRage brand produces exhaust for different Royal Enfield motorcycles from interceptor 650 to 500 and 350 cc motorcycles classic and bullet lines as well link to the power range website will be in the description section below you can check it by yourself it was very long intro and let's dive deep into the unboxing and reviewing of PoweRage exhaust PoweRage exhaust is made of steel and has this beautiful brush finish and powder coating on the end of the muffler it has the same hexagon shape in profile as the stock one which very nice and in my humble opinion that profile complements overall design pipe clamp is very well and solidly built and does job very well So what is in the package, muffler itself, two stickers, instruction manual for careful installation with hex tool to remove DB Killer So let's make the installation First I took off both muffler covers Then released screw bolt on exhaust pipe Then unscrew the exhaust support bolt and carefully took of the muffler try to be very careful in order not to damage graphite gasket it is very fragile we will use it later take off gasket from the muffler and put it back on the pipe it is very fragile So and as you see it is very fragile. Then I took off gasket insert from Power range exhaust and
insert it on the pipe very very carefully. First tighten to support bracket and then tighten bolt on exhaust pipe move the clamp as low as possible otherwise it doesn't tighten properly then install covers on their places Okay now muffler is installed let's make sound test and start the engine Before we start the engine I should tell you several very important things first make sure that muffler cover doesn't touch or even close to the muffler itself otherwise it will make the rattling sound I used this recorder this Tascam DR05 and used manual settings so there won't be any distortion at all I hope so. So and I made the sounds as much as possible to be very natural in my humble opinion but of course there will be some difference anyway. Sound depends on the distance from the motorcycle from the angle where you stay and of course of surroundings in my case the flat wall of the building is behind the camera and it is open space there is a real true scenario no tunnel or different extra environment which make some kind of amplifying effect on recording because if you record sound indoors and results must be very very different because in real world we ride motorcycle outdoors in most cases and now first we will listen to the distorted sound from the camera and the idles are very close to natural real sound but when I pull the throttle and the peaks are high sounds getting louder distortion come into play let's listen to the sound with DB Killer and now listen to the sound which I recorded three meters away from the motorcycle it is not distorted and it is close as much as possible to the natural real sound of the PoweRange exhaust And now we'll listen to the sound from different angles from perspectives I should say Let's make a test without Decibel killer to remove it you should use hex tool which comes with the exhaust and unscrew the small bolt inside the pipe yes I lost both in depth of the muffler no worries we will handle that later DB Killer is a piece of tube with less diameter than exhaust inner pipe tube. Okay let's start
our audio test without DB killer and now again camera will record the sound behind the motorcycle and and the idles is okay but when I pull the throttle you will hear distortions Now three meters away no distortions manual settings and it is the most natural sound in open space from power range exhaust in my humble opinion By the way the real sound from exhaust is much louder than you hear now from your earphones or speakers but not crazy loud since then no senior people or anybody complained about about my exhaust But when I was testing especially with our DB killer you know I a little bit worried about revving too much in dormitory area because when you're revving it's loud so let's go back to the screw bolt you know I didn't even need to take off the muffler you just rev a little bit more higher a little bit push more and it go out by itself easily and by the way the sound of uh the muffler is different when you are accelerating and especially under the load we will check it out in the end of the video and finally i made performance tests which is pretty simple acceleration from 0 to 100kmh I was accelerating till 6000rpms on each gear and made several attempts at least three at every configuration I ran all defaults no booster plug no free flowing K&N filter no free flowing exhaust, all stock then I changed exhaust and run again then I changed default filter to K&N filter and ran again and ran again and again and again then I plugged in Booster Plug and then test it again and you know I had the same results over and over again it's about 10.7 seconds every time plus minus about half of a second in every configuration unfortunately I didn't find any difference in performance in this tests but in real life you will definitely feel the difference in rideability I'm still experimenting on performance on my Royal Enfield Himalayan and I really need a little bit more power in this motorcycle I would like to install 16 sprocket at the front to increase maximum speed and cruising speed as well and by the way Prem Paul informed me that at the beginning you will have the white smoke going from your exhaust, it's okay it will pass very very soon and now i should tell you about the length of the exhaust here are mufflers side by side stock one is 58 centimeters and power range exhaust is 50 centimeters in length PoweRage exhaust is 8 centimeters shorter than the original one that's why overall after installation it is 7.5 cm shorter and 4 centimeters lower that would probably help you to install bigger panniers my personal taste could be different from yours first I would like to thank you for your comments including those who said that this motorcycle is not performance bike put it everything in default and enjoy as it is of course Royal Enfield Himalayan cannot be faster than Yamaha T7 or lighter than Suzuki DR650 or reliable as Honda XR650L. No way but at least I will make it more mine and give it a little bit character a little bit better from that it comes from the factory don't get me wrong manufacturers goal is to produce motorcycles and sell them to stay afloat and have a profit and truly saying to sell Royal Enfield you need to meet tons of requirements keep production processes price low which were implemented on the safe side that makes bike heavy air fuel ratio more lean which make bike very jerky at low rpms and killing rideability factor in my case I know that I did everything without big bore kit and hardcore changes from my himalayan to make it more mine and increase ride-ability and the feeling of the motorcycle and now it became much more fun to ride so and that's it for today's video thank you for watching it if you liked it hit the like button give likes It helps me a lot and subscribe for more and I will see you guys and girls in the next video hasta luego! Peace!