HGS was founded in 1988 by Henri Gorthuis from Holland. Gorthius had worked as a Grand Prix mechanic in the 80s and had long dreamed of starting and running his own business. Today HGS is in the hands of the third generation. HGS continues to steadily increase and improve on one of the most recognized manufacturers of high quality exhaust systems, and silencers in the world. HGS exhaust systems are used by many top teams thanks to the high power output that is obtained. Kawasaki's factory team and British teams use HGS silencers at GP race and national competitions. As a Dutch manufacturer and firsthand knowledge of the country's infamous sand tracks, HGS has attached great importance to keep the operating temperature down. HGS continuously strives to produce products that enhance durability and maximum performance.