It is funny how most people complain about the noise that motorcycle make. A moped can sound disgusting, a racing machine too loud, but the sound of a well tuned motorcycle grunting in traffic is something wonderful to bikers’ ears.
Governments in civilized countries -if we can call our own civilized enough- have been trying to cut down motorcycle volume for the last two decades at least.
Meanwhile, riders have been trying to get away doing exactly the opposite. I love the sound of my Triumph, it was a bit too silent at first, but it is getting better with the time and the miles. However; I’d rather get new exhaust to make it sound louder, specially at idle. I just don’t due to police issues -I’ve paid too many tickets this year so far!
What puzzles me is something quite shocking, some models can sport a noisier exhaust directly from the dealer when you buy it brand new, but you have to pay some extra cash for the new certification.
Does that mean that you can make noise as long as you pay? It certainly does. That’s the way governments treat us these days. Pay for permission, or pay the fine.
I will get my two exhausts then, just to get to motorcycle events and make noise among the crowd so they won’t know who of the motorcycle maniacs there was 😉
See you on the road!