Thursday 31 July 2008 1.48pm
There are indeed laws about the noise bikes make. I don't think showing off to girls is the reason some of these guys have loud cans though. Our hearing is 360 degrees, if you hear the bike you are more likely to see it and thus avoid an accident.
At least that is what most bikers will tell you.
They'll tell you all sorts of other cobblers as well. Good riding saves lives.
Loud cans are antisocial, and do a lot of damage to your hearing if you're not wearing earplugs. Next time you get someone telling you "loud cans save lives", ask them if they wear ear plugs. In my experience, the answer is often "No". Earplugs aren't "cool", you see, but loud cans are.
...if you press it, they will come.