Best Exhausts for Harley Davidson’s FXR Motorcycles

Today, we look at the best exhausts for Harley Davidson’s FXR motorcycles. 

We tested various Harley Davidson FXR exhausts and shortlisted our favorite ones. These exhausts feature the best build quality, highest performance, and best exhaust notes. 

Two Brothers’ Comp-S is hands down our top pick, featuring powerful 2-into-1 architecture, loud and beefy sound, and one of the most durable constructions on this list. The pipe is also made explicitly for FXR motorcycles, so fitment is optimal. 

When it comes to testing and reviewing motorcycle accessories, we’re an authority on the topic. Over the last ten or so years, we have tested thousands of motorcycle exhausts. So if you want an informed opinion, leave it to us. 

Keep reading for more of our thoughts on the best exhausts for Harley Davidson’s FXR motorcycles. 

Best Overall

Two Brothers Comp-S 2-Into-1 Exhaust For Harley FXR 1990-1994

The Two Brothers Comp-S 2-Into-1 Exhaust is the perfect upgrade for your Harley Davidson FXR. This exhaust system offers improved performance, sound, and style in one package. 

The Comp-S 2-Into-1 Exhaust is made from high-quality stainless steel. It features a black ceramic coating for durability and good looks. The design is simple and clean, perfectly aligned with the FXR’s design language. 

This exhaust is also significantly lighter than the stock alternative, contributing to a weight reduction of up to 18 pounds. This is a pretty sizable weight reduction, and you definitely notice it in day-to-day riding.  

This exhaust has just as much bite as it does bark. The stepped header design provides optimal gas flow and power delivery. At the same time, the muffler delivers a deep, throaty sound that is sure to turn heads. We liked the loud acoustics and think Harley Davidson FXR riders will appreciate the beefier sound. 

Speaking of, performance sees a healthy boost. The Comp-S 2-Into-1 Exhaust offers a 10% increase in horsepower and torque over the stock exhaust. This is thanks to the improved exhaust flow and weight reduction. The throttle response is also noticeably smoother, making for a more enjoyable ride. 

This is thanks to the 2-into-1 design, which enables ‘scavenging.’ For the uninitiated, ‘scavenging’ is a phenomenon wherein exhaust pulses from one header cause more air to be sucked in by the other one and vice versa, thus improving efficiency. 

This exhaust system is easy to install and includes all necessary hardware and instructions. We highly recommend it for the FXR rider looking for a complete package aftermarket exhaust.


2-into-1 style enables scavenging
Improved performance
Better throttle response
Great sound
Louder than stock
Clean and simple design
Easy to install

  • Styling may not be for everyone

Best Budget 

Emgo Megaphone 1 3/4″ Universal Muffler

The Emgo Megaphone is an excellent budget-friendly exhaust for the Harley Davidson FXR line. It has a durable build, universal compatibility, and just enough loudness to get you in trouble. 

This is an excellent choice for Harley riders who want to upgrade their exhaust without breaking the bank. It gives the FXR a deep, throaty sound that means business. It’s not too loud or obnoxious, but it definitely has some presence. Still, we prefer the exhaust note of the more premium options. 

The installation wasn’t the easiest as we had to do a bit of custom fabrication work to get this exhaust to fit the FXR. That said, it is universally compatible and will fit most any Harley Davidson FXR model you throw its way…or is it the other way around? It does come with all the necessary hardware and instructions, which is a plus. 

As for the performance, this exhaust gives you a couple extra horsepower and makes your bike feel peppier. Not the biggest power-up, but acceptable for an exhaust at this price point. We were actually surprised by the more immediate throttle response and faster acceleration. 

Despite its drawbacks, the Emgo has a pretty sturdy build. It uses high-grade stainless steel, and we did not have to put up with any exhaust leaks or cracks. 

Overall, the Emgo provides a lot of value for the money, and it sounds great on the Harley FXR. If you’re looking for an upgrade from your stock exhaust, the Emgo Universal Muffler is an excellent option to consider.

  • Durable build
  • High-grade stainless steel
  • No exhaust leaks or cracks
  • Slight boost in power
  • More immediate throttle response
  • Universally compatible
  • Louder sound
  • Deeper acoustics
  • Comes with all mounting hardware in the box
  • Some custom fabrication may be required

Best Premium

Bassani Road Rage 2-Into-1 Exhaust For Harley FXR 1984-2000

Bassani’s Road Rage 2-Into-1 Exhaust For the Harley Davidson FXR is an amazing exhaust that gives your Harley a deep, throaty sound. It’s made of high-quality materials, and Bassani also gives you a lifetime warranty. 

As far as looks go, the Bassani Road Rage is sure to turn heads. The gleaming chrome finish and aggressive design set your Harley apart from the rest. Bassani has really outdone themselves with this one.

The most significant advantage of this exhaust is that it is designed to fit 1984-2000 FXRs. That means you get one exhaust that fits the entire FXR line of bikes. 

Once installed, the Bassani Road Rage sounds incredible. It brings out the engine’s rumble and makes your Harley sound like a mean machine. The deep, throaty sound will turn heads when you’re out on the open road. And, best of all, Bassani offers a lifetime warranty on their products, so you can be confident that your investment is protected.

In terms of performance, the Bassani delivers a noticeable increase in power and torque, so you can feel the difference when accelerating. The improved airflow also results in cooler engine temperatures, which is great for long journeys. 

Installation is straightforward, although you will need to have a few tools on hand. Bassani includes detailed instructions with clear photographs, so there’s no guesswork involved.

Overall, the Bassani Road Rage 2-Into-1 Exhaust For Harley FXR 1984-2000 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for better sound and performance from your bike.

  • Deep, throaty sound
  • High-quality materials
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Fits the entire FXR line of bikes
  • Increases power and torque
  • Better acceleration
  • Higher top speed
  • Cooler engine temperatures
  • Straightforward installation process
  • A bit expensive

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