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The bike doesn't look bigger, but according to Hayden, "It looks more normal." As for how the exhaust flows, pull off the 211's rear tail and you'd be hard pressed to see any differences between the 212's design and the old 211's. The swing arm is new and if you looked under the fairing, apparently, they "opened it up" more. One of the problems with the 07 bike was that it got hot because everything was crammed in there. Notice also the rake of the nose of the bike is less pointed, almost 1000RR-ish, in that, it's stubbier, as well as, that vertical line down the mid-fairing, also like the 1000RR. They also removed the whale tail rear hugger in place of a normal hugger.
"Itīs not easier to ride, but I donīt need something easier, I need something faster." - Nicky Hayden #69
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