- Aug 25, 2009
Well ya know Harley production motorcycles had to meet the same exhaust regs as Norton, or any other manufacturer. But dealers were more than happy to install louder (better) exhausts before the bikes rolled out the door.The Californian market was/is a big one and California insisted that motorcycles produced hushed tones in the early 70s.
Now Ca. has thousands of Harleys running everwhere on open exhausts and even open headers, all apparently legal.
Go figure. $$$$
No self respecting Harley owner would ever be seen, or heard on a Harley with a stock exhaust.
My thinking is that you should just accept that the 750s were quicker than the MK3, and that the MK3 was a simply superior motorcycle to the 750s in every other way.