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ASK THE MXPERTS: WHAT IS THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TITANIUM AND STAINLESS STEEL HEAD PIPE?

Dear MXA,       Is there any technical advantage to a titanium head pipe over a stainless steel head pipe?other than weight?       No, just the opposite. A titanium head pipe is lighter, usually between one and two ounces lighter, but in our experience titanium head pipes are prone to more rock damage than stainless steel. Why? Most stainless head pipes have a 1.0mm wall thickness, while titanium head pipes use a thinner 0.8mm wall thickness. The thinner…

CALIFORNIA PASSES ALL-NEW STREET MOTORCYCLE SOUND ORDINANCE FOR 2013

A new California law requires street motorcycles registered in the state and built on or after January 1, 2013, to have an exhaust system label certifying the motorcycles meet federal sound limits, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Sept. 28, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 435, sponsored by Sen. Fran Pavey (D-Agoura Hills). While motorcycle manufacturers have been complying with the federal law since it was effective in 1983, the new law now makes it a st…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: YOSHIMURA RS3 CRF250 EXHAUST

  WHAT IS IT? Yoshimura’s take on the Honda twin-piper.   WHAT’S IT COST? $1175.00 (carbon fiber), $1075.00 (titanium), $750.00 (stainless steel)(909) 628-4722. http://www.yoshimura-rd.com   WHAT’S IT DO? Honda’s new twin-pipe exhaust has been a mixed bag for the consumer. Everyone thinks the design looks really cool, but very few feel, hear or see any actual difference in performance. Most devastating for consumer confidence is that buyers are scared to death about what it will cost to r…