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A new, aftermarket exhaust is probably the easiest way to add power to your dirt bike, quad, or side by side.

When shopping for exhaust systems for your powersports vehicle, it’s important to consider your environment and riding application.

Running quiet is becoming more and more important in populated areas. Many public riding areas have a 93-decibel limit.

So, knowing where and how you’re riding—as well as your budget—will dictate which exhaust systems are right for your vehicle.

Whether your machine rocks two wheels or four—handlebars or a steering wheel—here are a few exhaust options for you to consider.


Big Gun Exhaust Evo Utility Series Exhaust Systems

Big Gun exhaust
Big Gun exhaust

This exhaust system from Big Gun has all of the features you need for your utility quad, including a scratch-resistant, high-temperature, ceramic-coated silencer housing. This system is designed to deliver low- and mid-range power with smooth torque delivery.

HMF Competition Series Exhaust Systems

Also compatible with dirt bikes, this exhaust system includes a 304 stainless steel head pipe and three removable inserts to adjust sound and power in a variety of ways—giving you a lot more control of your power range.

Dirt Bike

Two Brothers M-7 Exhaust Systems

You can add horsepower and torque while shaving some weight with this M-7 exhaust system from Two Brothers. You can choose between filament carbon fiber canisters or ones made from polished aluminum. A worthy choice for adding power and sound to your machine.

Jardine RT-99 Exhaust Systems

Jardine has been spitting out exhaust systems that look and sound good since the mid-1980s. This RT-99 system features stainless steel tubing and an aluminum muffler and is designed for fast and easy installation.

Side by Side

HMF Swamp Series Exhaust Systems

Gibson exhaust
Gibson exhaust

This system features a five-inch-diameter shell, providing more internal volume and larger horsepower gains. Sound levels range one-to-two decibels over stock. The HMF Swamp Series system shell features an inlet that, if welded shut, offers a watertight seal. That makes it a little easier to drive your side by side, well, anywhere.

Gibson Side X Side Exhaust Systems

If you’re looking to quiet your machine while adding power, consider this system from Gibson. It features full-length performance headers and Gibson’s SFT Superflow muffler with a louvered and chambered internal muffler core and no packing to blow out. Gibson touts this system as a direct-fit replacement with easy, bolt-on installation.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.