Can't say on the V2K as I haven't heard one, but some of the Hardleys I ride with have downsewpt pipes and they sound great. On a separate note, according to some local bike afficionados, I allegedly have Hard Kromes. Can't find a # and the curves don't match the current HK website pics of the 3" big straights, but whatever they are they sound pretty nice.
My only issue is that the longer pipes are too close to my signals. I'm constantly cleaning off black deposits and it irritates the hell out of me.
I haven't decided if I want to change the lights or the pipes, as there's a chance the local constabulary might hassle me if I put the AIO LED taillight on, but the sweet looking downswept pipes are damn expensive.
Again, can't speak for the sound but the position of the straights near the lights is a negative IMHO.
06 V2K Classic Lt
HardKrome Big Straights
Kurakyn Hypercharger Intake
Dynojet Power Commander 3
Therapy on 2 wheels with a comfy seat...
Due to cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.