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How to Turn a Motorbike Exhaust from a Roar to a Purr

A motorbike exhaust note is like your bike’s voice.

You don’t need it to let out a deafening roar every time you turn the key.
But you also don’t want it to whisper so quietly you can barely hear it.

I reckon a strong rumbling purr is the ideal.

When we finally got our hands on our new Indian Scout, we knew she’d look amazing.
But we really wondered how she’d sound.

Pat fired her up for the first time … and … hmm.
She mumbled away in a boring murmur that had no personality at all.
We rode her for a little while, and nothing changed.

Right. We need a better motorbike exhaust, said Pat, heading for the internet with his credit card already out.


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