There is a point of deminishing returns. Above a certain decibel level, the risks outweigh the reward.
How do you want proof? Like the fact I have seen it with my own eyes. Lanesharing and someone with their blinker on doesnt see you, so you rev the bike and then they are more aware.. A louder exhaust makes it more possible. Thats anecdotal thought.
I dont know physics, but im almost positive sound bounces off things. Therefor making a louder exhaust reach ears easier. Ill get some proof off this next week when I meet with my physics buddies.
Dude, give it up. All your arguments point to the opposite of your foregone conclusion.
You cannot possible know where the sound is coming from quickly enough to matter, if you are moving and the bike is moving, unless it is so close it does not matter.
You just hear 'sound', not information that you can use to change your driving and avoid an accident.
You have to look around, use your mirrors, try and find the source, figure out if you guessed correctly, decide if the information is relevant to you, and THEN you have to know what to do with that information, which 99% of all auto drivers do not know how to do.
You just don't understand the basics of sound transmission in solids (the car) and in liquids (the air) to be able to comprehend how your argument is emotional, not rational, or even remotely scientifically relevant.
My previous link proves to be conclusive on the subject.
Besides, it's just plain irresponsible to be louder than you need to be, period.
Edited by KRANNIE, July 12, 2016 - 08:42 PM.