We all want our Royal Enfields to sound good. One of the myths fed to us is that the aftermarket exhaust can cause damage to the engine. Unless your exhaust system has a catalytic converter, it’s just the muffler that plays with the sound using different shapes and patterns. Otherwise too, the absence of a catalytic converter doesn’t mean that the aftermarket exhaust is bad for your engine, it just means that your motorcycle will be a bit louder and produce very light flames on high revs.
Building exhaust systems is a multi-billion industry and a lot of motorcycle brands have the tie-ups with brands like Akrapovic, LeoVince etc. In case of a Royal Enfield, the only thing you have to be careful about is not using the cheap counterfeits as they are bad for the machine, bad for the ear and bad for the environment as well. Here are a couple of the good brands that we highly recommend – RRP, AEW. Look them up!