Those are some great looking pipes just like you said.............oh wait.........I can't see them..............no picture noob!!!!!!!!!!!!Welcome Dorfman! I'm new around here too. But been riding a Shadow VT1100C since I bought it new in '07. And I love mine. I's taken me to many places comfortably. Unlike my old Interceptor. And like you I wanted loud pipes right off the bat. And I spent about 500 bucks on a nice set of DG Hard Chrome Strippers for my Shadow. They are really nice pipes look great and are real loud. I spent another 200 bucks on rejetting with Dyno Jets. And another 50 for a good K&N filter so it can breath properly. They come lean as **** from the factory and very restricted to pass EPA emissions. I got at least a 15-20 HP noticable increase also. But don't throw out you stock quiet pipes either. All that noise gets annoying at times. I put my quiet pipes on for my trip to the mountains last week so I wouldn't have to listen to all that deceleration popping and snapping on the declines. But as soon as I got home I put em right back on. Easy to change. Food for thought my friend. Enjoy you new bike!