MXA TEAM TESTED: SCALVINI YAMAHA YZ125 CONE PIPE & SILENCER
WHAT IS IT? Few Americans know that Scalvini owner Gianluigi Scalvini is a former 125cc and 250cc GP road race winner. His experience with high-performance two-stroke road racers led him to design his own line of exhaust pipes—each one completely handmade and welded by Italian artisans.
WHAT’S IT COST? $279.00 (cone pipe), $175.00 (aluminum/carbon silencer), $247.00 (full carbon silencer).
CONTACT? www.scalvinipipes.com or (760) 949-0941.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Scalvini Yamaha YZ125 cone pipe and aluminum silencer.
(1) Cone pipe. It should come as no surprise that most Scalvini buyers are attracted to the exotic look of the multiple welds of a cone pipe. Modern pipe builders have eschewed cone pipes because they are labor-intensive and time-consuming to make. Scalvini is the king of cone pipes and the choice of two-stroke builders looking for something very special, whether for a KTM 50SX or Honda CR500.
(2) Construction. It’s an arduous task to weld flat pieces of steel into circular tubes, jigsaw the metal…