PRODUCT: Scalvini is an Italian
company that specializes in making exhaust systems that are about
more than performance—they’re all
about style. In the area of two-stroke
exhausts in particular, Scalvini brings
a distinctly Italian flair to the table. In
recent years we’ve seen remarkable
evolution in four-stroke pipes, while
two-stroke expansion chambers look
exactly like they did 30 years ago.
This product, on the other hand, has
aesthetic appeal with hand-welded
cone sections and a raw look. The
silencer, too, is more modern looking
than the two-stroke offerings we’re
used to with a carbon fiber end cap.
There’s also a full carbon fiber silencer
POSITIVE: We got the new application for a 2017 Husqvarna TX300
off-road bike and were stunned with
the incredible quality. First of all, the fit
was excellent. With a hand-built product, you usually have to allow a little
fudge room for bolt holes that don’t
line up. That wasn’t the case here.
The expansion chamber fit in place
easily, and the silencer requires only
a little more effort. The hanger for the
silencer is a wrap-around piece that
you have to bend into place yourself.
In performance, the Scalvini is similar
to the stocker. There’s a slight benefit in over-rev, and it had no ill effect
whatsoever on jetting. If anything, the
exhaust note is slightly quieter than
stock. Still, what we like most is the
appearance. This pipe gives the whole
motorcycle a works bike look.
NEGATIVE: There’s no spark arres-
tor in the silencer. There’s no spark
arrestor in the stocker, either, so you
might have to get yet another silencer
for events that have that requirement.
The chamber sells for $329, but
we can’t truly say that’s a negative,
because there’s a lot of workmanship
invested here. Put all the welds on a
Scalvini pipe in a line and it would go
halfway to the first turn.
BOTTOM LINE: Most other after-
market pipes are around $250. The
quality of the Scalvini more than jus-
tifies its extra price, and it’s still less
than a premium four-stroke product.
The silencer is nice, too, but the pipe
itself is the star of the show. We rec-
ommend it without reservation.
PRICE: Exhaust pipe, $329 carbon/
aluminum silencer, $175
or (760) 949-0941 ❏
HUSQVARNA TX300 EXHAUST