There are many reasons why a motorbike owner or enthusiast might want to change their exhaust system. You will probably notice on the road that not many people use an original exhaust system, especially on sport bikes. There is no exact time to change a motorbike exhaust, unlike some parts that need to be changed once the motorbike has covered a certain number of kilometres. You can change your motorbike exhaust at any time. Some people change it for better aesthetics, more power or noise during acceleration.
When to change the exhaust of a motorbike?
The BMW Motorcycle Akrapovic exhaust is a device that removes the gases produced by combustion and also reduces the noise made by the engine. You can change your motorbike’s exhaust at any time. However, if the exhaust shows signs of wear, such as deformation from a fall or a hole in the exhaust, it should be replaced. There are no rules to follow when changing a motorbike muffler, you just need to find the right model for your bike.
Changing the exhaust for more power
Many motorbike enthusiasts change their exhaust system to have more power. The original model of your motorcycle limits its performance, so in order to take full advantage of the power of your motorbike, it is necessary to change the exhaust system. Note that it is possible to adjust the carburettor of your motorbike or the injection system so that you can gain some horsepower. In general, you can gain dozens of extra horsepower with a better exhaust system. In fact, changes or modifications to other parts of your motorbike’s engine or transmission will also be necessary.
Changing for looks or noise
Other people change their motorbike’s exhaust system to look better or to make more noise. You can choose from many different types of exhaust available on the market. Motorbike exhaust systems are characterised by their shape, their efficiency depending on the engine size or the material they are made of. For example, you can choose a titanium or stainless steel exhaust system. As far as noise is concerned, there is a limit in decibels that your exhaust must not exceed.