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Is it legal to remove your motorbike’s cat?

Police are allegedly fining riders who remove the catalytic convertor or cat from their motorcycle, according to several motorcycle dealers. While the replacement of the muffler or exhaust system may contravene noise rules, removing the cat has nothing to do with noise, but with air pollution. The cat is that ugly metal box often underneath your …

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Indian cops flatten noisy aftermarket exhausts

Watch backhoe flatten motorcycle mufflers

If you think the cops are tough on noisy aftermarket exhausts here, try India where they hammer them flat by the roadside, or confiscate them and flatten them with a backhoe. Police in Bangalore take noisy exhausts off bikes and flatten them with a hammer by the roadside. Now police in Danvangere near Bangalore are …

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Are big, ugly mufflers here to stay?

Tough new Euro 4 emissions laws are resulting in some very big and ugly motorcycle mufflers and it looks like the unfashionable trend may be here to stay. A host of new and updated motorcycles were revealed at the INTERMOT show in Cologne this week and several feature bigger and uglier mufflers. The worst offenders …

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