If you take the premise that loud pipes are safer than a quiet machine
then the logical conclusion is that all motor vehicles should be operated with no exhaust:
motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses... because its not just motorcycles that are getting into accidents.
35,000 people died in vehicle accidents in the US last year, and a couple hundred thousand were serious injured, and their vehicles destroyed.
If you need to alert someone to your presence blow your horn. If your horn is not loud enough get a better one.
If you want everyone to know you are there all the time, blow your horn all the time.
yeah... it sounds stupid when you take it to the logical conclusion. It is stupid.
what most riders with loud pipes actually want, is for everyone else to have quiet mufflers on their vehicles, and to get the hell out of their way.
why dont we split the difference: take the stock mufflers off your bike, and put a horn on the exhaust pipes, so the horn blows all the time when the bike is running. If you have 4 cylinders you can tune each horn to play a Emaj7 chord in harmony. The harder you are cranking the engine, the louder that Emaj7 will wail!
Last edited by KCW; 07-16-2017 at 08:29 PM.