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MCN  says:

Poll: Should race exhausts be banned from sale?

There's no denying most bikes sounds fairly poor with their restrictive standard exhaust systems and aftermarket exhausts help make them sound much better. But are some exhausts too loud, and should the be banned from sale? pollcomment

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  • Posted 3 years ago (15 August 2012 10:27)

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Oct 11

Posts: 87


"People just need to ride with greater consideration for others"  - I don't ride a bike to 'consider others'  I can do that in my car.

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May 12

Posts: 9

Biter says:


Are you serious or just having a troll?

Riding without consideration for other damages biking as a whole and effects whole communities. It is no fun owning a sports bike in a village where everyone hates them because of the reasons I describe.

All of a sudden you can't start your bike in the morning for work due to complaints about the noise to the council. You even start to feel embarrased as you witness the knobbish behaviour and do not want to be associated with it.

Riding in an anti social manner makes you no better than a drunk teenager shouting at the moon at 1am or a gypsy parking his van in someones garden.

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Feb 09

Posts: 236

tris123 says:

loud bikes save lives

For filtering through traffic on my commute I can say with 100% certainty that having a loud pipe makes car drivers a LOT more aware of your presence. You can see people looking in their rear-view mirror as you approach the back of their car. Hardly ever happens when I've got my mot exhaust on.
I always try and keep the revs down in built up areas, although in a town blipping the throttle can help with troublesome pedestrians & cyclists.
Plus bikes and cars sound so much better with after-market exhausts.


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