If weight is really an issue, most MC riders could increase the performance of their bike more by cutting back on snacks.Stock mufflers are typically huge, heavy, restrictive and ugly. I don't mind the dB levels the stock mufflers produce but the rest I can do w/o. But there's is no free lunch. Hard to have a free flowing muffler that is light and reduces noise to a lo level.
Its not just motorcycles. Brodozer diesel with 8" stacks or tuners with turbo's with waste gates slamming open are just as obnoxious.
No doubt but some weight while not an issues is always an issue. Its very rare when I hear this bike would be perfect if only it weighted more.If weight is really an issue, most MC riders could increase the performance of their bike more by cutting back on snacks.
Its like enforcing speed limits. With way more people violating the law than the people enforcing it, its easy to get away with.
I live in a small town and there is a 3/4mi/1+km gradual hill that run past my townhome going into/out of town. Uphill, it the privately owned grain trucks needing to go up through the gears with open 9 inch exhaust on weekdays and Jake brake all the way down in spite of signage prohibiting it. Weekends, it's the cruiser's and squid's turn. But all that pales in comparison to the CN-BNSF locomotives with air horns that are off the dB chart, that cross a road that serves our marinas and boat launch area. I'm all for safety at rail crossings, but do we really need to know that a train is approaching the crossing from a mile away, in our homes with the windows shut? Then there's the flying ace that does touch & go float plane landings on the St Croix River. We've talked about moving back to the Cities where it's nice and quiet.Loud ANYTHING sucks☹!!!