Aftermarket Hornet cans that won't cook your pillion

By Marc Abbott -

Exhausts

 04 November 2009 17:10

Can I fit a race exhaust to my Honda Hornet 600 which won't get too hot for my pillion. I have heard that carbon cans might not heat up as much ­ is this true?
DL Fenner, email

Carbon-fibre doesn¹t conduct heat as well as alloy so it will feel cooler to the touch. But what's more important is that the can is double-skinned so there¹s a layer of trapped insulating air.

It also needs to have a heat shield on the link pipe otherwise you'll melt your boot on it. Art, Micron and Scorpion are just a few of the firms offering systems.