Main Motorcycle: 2016 Thruxton S
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Other Motorcycle: 850 Norton Featherbed
Extra Motorcycle: 1960 650 Manxman
The reason for the mounting points on the stock cat is its so heavy and would put a lot of stress on the exhaust, the Meerkat weights bugger all and no need for mounting points to be welded on, the header pipes and mufflers are mounted pretty good and there be no stress on their mounting points from the Meerkat at all, I have been running my Thruxton for 15 months now with my Meerkat and ride every where even on rought roads and dirt roads and have had no problems at all, its still mounted solid from day one, have done 15k or more so far.
As well with the Meerkat the workmanship and the welds are all top quality looking at the pics of the other brands they don't even come close to the workmanship of the Meerkat and the Meerkat is all polished up and its ashame its hidden under the bike it looks so good, Peter at Meerkat is a true tradesman, I think you would have more problems with other decats compared to the workmanship of Meerkat.