There is a vast train-load of reasons for you to buy a top-shelf exhaust system like one of these SC-Project jobbies.
And you know perfectly well what they are, but just in case you’ve stuck your fingers in your ears and are making “LALALALA!” excuse-and-denial noises because you were breast-fed well into your teenage years, let me list some of them for you.
Weight reduction. This is simple science.
Things that weigh less are heaps sexier. It’s why people go on diets and eat horrible stuff like kale.
Things that weigh less go heaps faster. You ever seen a fat cheetah?
Things that weigh less will handle better – and in terms of motorcycles, this is pretty important. Let’s face it, you’re not Marc Marquez and you won’t be saving any of those front-end washouts with your elbow.
Then there’s the durability aspect. SC-Project exhausts are not made by aliens in spaceships orbiting the earth, but they could be, because only the highest-grade materials are used in their construction. And a bit of sorcery.
The carbon-fibre has not been diluted by fibreglass to make production go further. There’s no skimping or cutting corners here. Go pick an SC-Project pipe up and fondle it. It’s 100 per cent pure, like your innermost desires.
The titanium used is the same aeronautical grade titanium employed in the manufacture of fighter jets, and the stainless steel is that high-end AISI 304 stuff which looks to be made from forever.
Then there’s the self-satisfied smirk factor. All the SC-Project road-legal pipes fall well within all the government noise guidelines, but still offer a deeper and more arousing exhaust-note that may well carpet your progression with damp panties, or cause your attractive pillion to bite you on the neck with unbridled lust.
None of this will save your life, will it? Of course not.
“But a loud exhaust pipe will!” I hear you cry, and then I see you buying one of SC-Projects crazy-good race pipes, and turning the full heavy-metal sex-orchestra up to Ten.
Yeah, well that won’t save your life either. It will possibly get you defected off the road, so that may prolong your existence – which will be miserable – but it will not save your life, because loud pipes do not save lives, and never have.
It’s just a lie. And you need to stop believing it.
You riding better and smarter is the only thing that will save your life.
But…but…all those Loud Pipes Save Lives patches and T-shirts…are they wrong?
Yes, they are. This is a lie that has been promulgated since the mid-80s, predominantly by Harley riders. I know this because I was one of those Harley riders, and I was telling everyone who would listen (mainly other Harley riders) that it’s a no-brainer that shatteringly loud pipes are a safety benefit on the road because car drivers will hear them, and thus be aware a bike is approaching, and thus maybe not pull out in front of me.
I had even managed to convince myself this was the case, and I remember having several such impassioned conversations with various Highway Patrol officers who were busily writing me out a defect notice, and smiling while I lectured them on the obvious safety benefits of straight-through shotgun pipes.
My Harley sounded like the Germans shelling Stalingrad. How could car-drivers not hear it and thus be aware of me?