Originally Posted by knolow
Well I know I'm def not bringn my M to TimeSquare. That ticket is stupid.
Based upon the OP's comment that his exhaust is "quite literally a straight pipe" then this ticket is spot on.
No one should be subjected to an exhaust that loud in public. The only reason to have an exhaust that loud is to draw attention to yourself. He drew the attention of the police and rightly so.
During my career as a police officer I had no hesitation writing loud exhaust tickets. Without exaggeration I wrote hundreds of loud exhaust tickets to motorcyclists, particularly Harley riders. Never had a problem getting convictions in court.