MSNBC and Forbes have done stories on how American authorities are clamping down on motorcycle riders who fit aftermarket exhaust systems on their bikes, which often results in noise pollution. Here at Faster and Faster, we love fast bikes that sound good (reasonably fruity, but not ear-shatteringly loud...) but we suppose the noise threshold would be different for each individual. And i'ts understandable if non-riders don't want to put up with too much motorcycle noise...
Bill Wood, spokesperson for the AMA, says, 'From our perspective, this creates enormous problems for us because people notice the one motorcycle that makes a lot of noise, they don't notice the fifty that don't. So there's a perception that motorcycles are noisy.' While that may be correct, the US government is all set to come down heavily on those who insist on putting loud pipes on their bikes – there will be no getting away from hefty fines for such people.
We love Yoshimura and Akrapovic systems as much as you do, but the reality is, the days of aftermarket pipes may be numbered. Anyway, get the full stories on MSNBC and Forbes websites.
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