If you’re looking for information on custom sports bike mufflers, look no further. Everything you need to know about running the different types will be revealed.
It should come as no surprise that the most popular way to customize your bike is with a new exhaust system. There’s just no better way to change the look and sound of your bike than to ditch the stock setup. For some strange reason, most of them are big and cumbersome. Stock systems are usually also only a single pipe, also has question marks over size, heat and sound. So the question remains, round or oval?
First let’s look at round type mufflers.
The common consensus between riders seems to be that round mufflers are old school and look stock from bikes 10 years ago. They mostly come in aluminum, so that is worth keeping in mind when considering the look of the system on your bike and round mufflers also tend to have a quieter sound. They can be either single or twin pipes, but in most cases, the experts believe the only difference between a round and an oval muffler is the appearance.
Next, let’s look at oval type mufflers.
Without doubt, the most popular custom sports bike mufflers are oval. They generally come in carbon fiber, titanium and stainless steel and according to many riders, create a deeper, more robust sound. There is also the belief that an oval muffler does a better job directing gases and improves scavenging/back pressure. Depending on who you ask, this is either confirmed or you are told there is no difference between the two, other than the look for your bike. Again, many ask if there really is a difference between a twin pipe system with a round or oval muffler.
Finally, let’s look at durability of round and oval mufflers.
Any muffler, regardless of the type, will require repacking at some stage to ensure it provides their performance and sound it should. Carbon fiber and other composite materials have demonstrated they are just as durable and don’t require maintenance any quicker than those made with metal.
You’re now ready to decide which muffler system is best for your sports bike.