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Wonder if there will be any aftermarket exhaust companies make any exhaust for these CTX's? I wouldn't mind to have just a little more rumble from mine.
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I actually like the rumble that's there. Get rid of the sound of George Jetson's car and it would be just right for me.

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I actually like the rumble that's there. Get rid of the sound of George Jetson's car and it would be just right for me.
I agree on what we get stock. Especially when decelerating down a hill, it's like a feast for the ears. I love how it has a lot of bass without being necessarily loud volume-wise. Plus I love the fat short cans. I don't see myself ever swapping the exhaust out.

I don't even mind the engine noise at most speeds. The only one that somewhat bugs me is that weird whistle pitch the engine whine gets to when you're traveling at freeway speeds (and which only became audible to me once I added the tall shield).

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I would like to have some Cobra slip on mufflers or maybe some Vance & Hines mufflers. I don't want window shattering pipes, but would like to have a little more rumble under the seat... I guess I just miss the sound of my Fury that I had, it had Cobra exhaust on it.
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I love the George Jetson! To me, that's a huge part of this bike's character. Whatever added rumble I might be able to find, I don't want it to drown out that beautiful geary whine.
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I mean don't get me wrong I know it won't sound just like my Fury did cause it was a V-TWIN engine and these are V4 engines, but I hope that Cobra or V/H will make some slip on mufflers at least. If so I will more than likely will be investing in a set of them! Oh yeah.... I hope that they will have slash tips on the mufflers too! I just think they would give the CTX some attitude.
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I wish every vehicle on the road was as quiet as an electric car.

All this noise just irritates the non-riding public.

The CTX1300 is the loudest bike I've ever owned. At times I'm a bit embarrassed to be making all that racket and interrupting the peace for other folks.

The '75-'77 Gold Wings were the quietest bikes I've ever heard. I often wonder why Honda put the noise back in the bikes in '78. I'd love to have all that quiet engineered into the next version of the CTX.
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I wish every vehicle on the road was as quiet as an electric car.
I completely understand how important the sound of a motorcycle is to the owner - and just how subjective the whole issue is. And I say "to each his own"... (though I have never understood the "loud pipes save lives" crowd).


At first, I really liked the "little more rumble" of the CTX1300, but as the miles start to pile up I am starting to think a bit more like Ken. I have noticed that the older I get the more I experience a constant noise (doesn't even have to be loud), as pain after awhile. This really came home to me after about 100 miles into a 170 mile trip last weekend, I started feeling the sound of my bike as a minor, but nagging pain. And this made the rest of the trip a bit unpleasant.


It's just my opinion, but I wouldn't mind a way to dial back the rumble to a whisper.
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I use earplugs on the highway always. Yet I do still hear enough engine rumble to satisfy. The plugs help with making it not so much to become a bother on longer travels, and keep my ears from ringing when I reach the end. I can still hear the speakers, and I can still hear what I need to around the bike. I agree that "loud pipes saves lives" thing is about like deer whistles. Some say they work great, most say a waste of money. I rode with a Harley rider with loud pipes a few times. When I was behind him I could hear him with a half mile and more between us. When I was in front it was like he wasn't there until he came up almost to my tail... too late to alert me to do anything if I had to watch out for him. Same when I'm in my cage, don't really hear any loud pipes until they pass me. And all that was before I started wearing earplugs. I guess I'm with the group that likes a relatively quiet bike, but want it to have a distinctive sound. Not like a car, but not loud. My 1990 GW was quiet enough to ride up to a pedestrian who wasn't watching and surprise them. That was nice. That was also one reason to have a loud horn to use when needed.
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