A sport bike is a motorcycle modified specifically for racing on paved roads. An exhaust modification is a simple and quick way to customize a sport bike. It can produce a performance increase and give a sport bike a solid exhaust sound. A number of companies sell products specifically designed for sport bikes’ exhaust.
Graves Motorsports is a newer company formed in 1990. Graves experienced remarkable success working with Yamaha for the AMA Formula Extreme race series. The final product of their efforts won every race it entered during the 2002 season. The Graves pedigree delivers solid performance for generally affordable prices.
Hindle Exhaust Systems was started by a former Canadian racer, Lang Hindle. After retiring from the racing scene in 1982, Hindle started his own company. Hindle was one of the first companies to sell high pipe and spring-mounted systems. A Hindle exhaust is typically light-weight, but reasonably powerful.
Jardine Performance Products has been selling car enhancements since 1958 and expanded to motorcycle parts in 1972. They are known for their research and development department. Jardine exhausts usually are able to increase power over a large RPM band. However, Jardine products tend to produce a fair amount of noise while in use.
Micron Exhaust retails products with a tremendous variety of colors and features. Their exhausts also come in standard and high mounts for owners who prefer a different look. Micron brings flash to any sport bike.
Tsukigi Racing exhausts are popular in Japan for high performance. Their products have produced top five finishes in the Suzuka eight hour races on a consistent basis. Although Tsukigi is not well-known around the world, they offer excellent exhausts primarily for Japanese sport bikes.
Depending upon local regulations, a modified exhaust may have to meet emissions or sound regulations. Often this can mean an emissions test or decibel reading. Consult local authorities to avoid a ticket. By swapping out an OEM exhaust, a sport bike will have a noticeably different sound and look. It’s one of the easier ways for a sport bike rider to customize their ride without breaking the bank.