HMF exhausts are available in a variety of shapes, series, lengths, etc. What works for one machine may not work for another. During our R&D process the team will test different configurations and then determine what will work best with a particular machine. The information below goes over the different system types we offer and the explains the features of each system type.
By far the most popular, easiest, and simplest to install system, our slip-on systems are designed to be a direct replacement for a vehicle's original silencer. Typically this will be a one piece silencer with an inlet that matches up to the vehicle's original headpipe(s). Slip-on systems can either be a single silencer setup or duals depending on the machine.
A full system is going to replace the entire stock exhaust on a vehicle. This is where the R&D team has the freedom to redesign every aspect of the exhaust in order to get the best possible results. Some of the changes we will make to an exhaust system will include the diameter of the exhaust pipe, the routing around components, headpipe length, and anything else we can dream up. As with slip-on systems, our full systems may either be a single silencer setup or duals depending on the machine.
Our 3/4 systems are unique and fall between a slip-on system and a full system. With some machines, there are design restrictions or limited benefits to creating a full system. It is in these cases where a 3/4 system will come in to play. The basic design of our 3/4 systems will vary quite a bit but will generally include new HMF silencers, and then either a replacement mid-pipe or one of the head pipes on a vehicle that has multiple cylinders. A 3/4 system is also going to typically be much easier to install than a full system, and that is also a consideration when designing these unique exhaust systems.
Big Core Systems
The Big Core Systems developed by HMF are typically going to be for high horsepower, reduced weight racing applications. Machines like the Polaris RZR Turbo and Can-Am Maverick X3can benefit greatly from a short, high-flow system. These systems will have oversized cores in the silencer to minimize any restriction to flow in the exhaust system and provide the potential to make big power increases. To learn even more about the Big Core systems click here.
Mini Can Systems
Some machines simply just don't need a full size silencer. Our Mini Can systems are a perfect, lightweight replacement for big, bulky, restrictive factory exhaust systems. From youth quads like the Yamaha Raptor 90 to mini-motorcycles like the Kawasaki Z125 Pro HMF has developed a number of these Mini Can systems with the same level of quality and craftsmanship you would expect from HMF.
With the incredible level of diversity in the Powersports industry, HMF is continuously developing new exhaust systems and equipment as well as updaing existing designs to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted Thursday, September 05, 2019
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