Blueflame have now moved into their new factory and are once again making silencers. For the time being everything is being built to order with delivery times of 7-14 days.
For many years Motad have been making replacement exhausts for a wide range of motorcycle. Wether it is a set of downpipes you need to replace your old rusty ones or just a silencer they probably make one. Honda for example supply mild steel downpipes on their CBR range of motorcycles which after a few years of use go rusty and fall apart, you can replace these with a stainless steel copy by Motad that will give you years of use. They make full systems for many bikes including lots of older bikes like Z900’s and CB250’s.
Off road or race silencers increase performance but don’t meet the noise and emission standards in most counties. It is a popular modification to fit an illegal race exhaust to a motorcycle for a number of reasons; lighter weight, greater noise and more power seem to be the most popular. Of course vanity plays a part in this also which has led to many exhaust manufacturers making extremely stylish carbon fibre and titanium cans in a variety of shapes and sizes. The baffling in a road legal can is usually very complicated and adds greatly to the overall weight but recently several companies have designed a removable baffle that can turn a race can into a nice quiet road can that passes the required tests to be given type approval. The benefits of this are lighter weight, more choice and no legal issues. Recent changes in the rules for MOT now let the tester pass any silencer they feel is quiet enough regardless if it has an E mark or BS stamp.