Difference between sound and HP for mufflers
I am looking at buying a pipe (well just the muffler end) for my 02 Honda 954.
I am wondering if there is a rule about the louder the pipe the more HP you will get..
I would like more HP but I dont want a exaust that is overly loud to the point of hurting my ears with my helmet on.
What brands of pipes are people using alot of nower days?
I've seen hindle a few times, and Two Brothers racing..
Whats the fit and finish like on this stuff.
Will I have to touch anything or will the computer on the FI handle me putting a pipe on it?
Generally the loudness is true, mostly because the louder pipes are 'race' pipes and arn't "street legal".
You'll truely only get a HP difference if you tune your bike, and if your FI, it means shelling out at least $250usd for a Power Commander unit. Putting the pipe on and leaving it will still get you the sound, but will likely 'de-tune' your bike. I'm not sure about your specific situation, but check out www.powercommander.com and you'll find maps for your bike (fuel injection maps) that should tell you a whole lot about what your bike can do over stock.
Sound and horsepower do not go hand in hand. Many of the best exhausts for performance are quiter on the loudness scale. Akrapovic, Leo Vince, Yosh/Micron (somehwhere in the middle). If I were you and you want the best of both worlds. Nice deep tone, but not too loud, with great construction and performance, I would go with either a Yoshimura Tri-Oval or RS-3 exhaust system. I think tri-ovals are cool and they are more unique than the other plain oval or round pipes on the market.
Last edited by VanCity6R; 06-18-2002 at 08:53 AM.
Adamantium is right, but I was referring to race exhausts only. To me they are the only ones worth buying. Some are still plenty quiet if that is what you want.