Best Sounding Stock Exhaust?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by davidbeinct, May 16, 2013.

  1. davidbeinct

    davidbeinct Been here awhile

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    I'll vote for my bike (natch). Moto Guzzi Breva 1100. They didn't muffle it into no sound at all. It's got a nice little small-block V-8 sounding burble at idle, and is nice and throaty when reved.

    David B.
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  2. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    I like the stock exhaust note on my YX600.
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  3. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Ducati. End of thread.

    In all honesty, a STOCK Harley exhaust sounds really nice, and I'm not an HD guy by any means.

    The problem is that stock exhaust on HDs are about as common as hen's teeth...
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  5. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Sokath, his eyes opened!

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    I've always found my father-in-law's stock F800 exhaust nice

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    I'd even say it sounds better (at idle) than the Akra in this case :hide
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  6. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    This is a bit off topic but I was always the guy who took off the stock exhaust and put a aftermarket one on. But last year I put the stock exhaust back on my DR650 and I like it! And I think my neighbors and the public in general do to.
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  7. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    You make a good point. I spent 10 days on a rented Road King a while back, and while I bitched constantly about every other aspect of the bike, I thought the stock exhaust note was quite gentlemanly. Just enough of a deep bark, yet very easy to live with.
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  8. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    This one is easy - Ducati Panigale.
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  9. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Word.


    Nothing like cranking up a little o' that angry lawn mower music in the morning...
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  10. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Ducati. It's very distinctive, sort of like the Ferrari autos.
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  11. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I gotta agree, the ducati's sound awesome. But I have to put a plug in here for the Triumph Triples. My '01 Speed sounds awesome with the stock exhaust, especially over 5,000 rpm's!:deal
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  12. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Count me as another who loves the sound of the stock HD exhaust. For the life of me I can't figure out why anyone would replace that throaty rumble with pure noise!
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  13. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    I don't know if it was stock, but I did hear a Guzzi once that sound pretty cool. Sounded like a Harley kinda.:lol3
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  14. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Any Ducati. But I think the air cooled 2 valves sound better than the Desmoquattro
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  15. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Sounds like a small block GM.


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  16. markk9

    markk9 Been here awhile

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    Anything with open or drag pipes.
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  17. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I have to throw in my 1972 Guzzi Eldorado for the best sounding stock pipes. Nice growl and able to be heard. :lol3

    Marc
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  18. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Definitely!
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  19. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    TZ750 (or any racing 4-cyl 2-stroke, actually) - nothing like that bunch of firecrackers sound.
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  20. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Ariel Square Four?

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