How to upgrade your bike with the slip-on exhaust in 15 minutes: LeoVince LV-10

Want to make your bike sportier, louder, and more attractive with something that wouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, and take only about 15 minutes? Then you came to the right place because today we’re installing this exact upgrade: LeoVince LV-10 Black Edition slip-on exhaust. Our test model is the new Kawasaki Ninja 400, but you can get LV-10 for almost any motorcycle, including Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Universal, and Yamaha.

The history of LeoVince goes back to 1954 when the company was founded in the city of Turin, Italy. Today they produce exhaust systems for all types of bikes – from racing to street, off-road, and even scooters. LV-10 is one of the most popular options that you can get for almost every single bike brand on the market.

For our test model, the Kawasaki Ninja 400, there are two options to choose from: LV-10 Black Edition and LV-10 Stainless Steel. The Black Edition slip-on exhaust is manufactured entirely from stainless steel with a black matte finish and a ceramic paint extremely resistant to high temperatures. This is the option we’re installing on the Kawasaki Ninja 400 today.

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 with the LeoVince LV-10 slip-on exhaust. 
Photo by Vera Sauchanka, LIVEfeed.
The Kawasaki Ninja 400 with the LeoVince LV-10 slip-on exhaust.
Photo by Vera Sauchanka, LIVEfeed.

The LV-10 Stainless Steel boasts exceptionally compact dimensions, matte finishing, and a laser-embedded LeoVince logo. If you would like to match the color with the rest of the pipe, this would be one of your go-to options. 

There is also LV-10 Titanium, which is developed in collaboration with the LeoVince Racing Department and made entirely from titanium. It is 30% lighter than stainless steel; however, it’s not available for the Ninja 400, and, in my view, it would be a bit of an overkill anyways.

Original Ninja 400 exhaust from the factory weighs 9.06 lbs. The LeoVince Black Edition slip-on weighs only 2.71 pounds, which saves you 6.35 pounds, and that does matter for any bike, especially on a smaller displacement. After the installation is complete, your bike will become not only louder (which often also equals safer) and more attractive but will have a better performance as well. 

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Dennis Bindarau While changing the world of information, Dennis manages to find time for reviewing the newest cars and bikes, and also travel. He likes coffee, morning walk, and winter (spoiler alert: one of these is not true).

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