Vance & Hines, America’s premier manufacturer of motorcycle performance products, today announced the release of its new racing exhaust system for the Yamaha YZF-R7 motorcycle.

Along with the launch of this new exhaust system, Vance & Hines will have a contingency support program in 2022 for racers who compete in the popular and ultra-competitive MotoAmerica Twins Cup class using the Vance & Hines system.

Designed for use in closed course competition, the Vance & Hines Hi-Output 2-into-1 is a complete replacement to the original factory exhaust system. Constructed in high grade 304 stainless steel with fully serviceable muffler, the two-piece sprung design relieves vibration stress for greater durability against the rigors of the racing environment, while the modular nature of the system also makes replacing components from crash damage more affordable.

A wide range of factors have also been considered to improve performance over the factory system. Fabricated with hand TIG welded joints, the headers feature a tapered design developed on track to increase performance by nearly 10% over stock with proper engine tuning. In addition, the system reduces weight by over 7 lbs, and has been positioned higher and tighter to the bike to improve ground clearance allowing for steeper lean angles.

Besides the R7, the Hi-Output 2-into-1 also fits the core MT-07 platform that serves as the basis for the R7 as well as its other variants, such as the XSR700, all of which have been well established as capable bikes for track day builds and in club level racing across the US.

“The Twins Cup proved itself to be one of the most competitive classes in the MotoAmerica paddock this past season and gave us the perfect environment to hone the performance and design of our new system for the R7 with our development team,” said Vance & Hines President, Mike Kennedy. “Our podium finish at the season finale at Barber means aspiring racers looking to prove their speed in the Twins Cup can have confidence our system will help them get the most out of their R7 on track.”

The Vance & Hines Hi-Output 2-into-1 Exhaust System for the Yamaha YZF-R7 is available now through the Vance & Hines Race Development Center (RDC) in Brownsburg, Indiana. Retail price is $989.99. Dealer inquiries welcome. Contact the RDC at (317) 852-9057 or at

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