This is just what sleepy neighbourhoods everywhere in Canada have been waiting for!
There’s something utterly soul enhancing to a bike (and car) enthusiast about a good, solid exhaust note. Deep, guttural, and growling, the best exhaust tones are earth shaking, loud, and in your face. However, to the non-enthusiast they can be downright obnoxious and disruptive.
Well, that’s where Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde comes in to help. Based in the Netherlands, this aftermarket exhaust company has arrived in Canada (specifically Toronto, Ont.) to bring this revolutionary exhaust system solution to Canuck riders.
The way it works is rather simple: The electronically controlled and adjustable system allows riders to open and close the exhaust valve with the push of a button mounted on the handlebar. All exhausts are compliant with governmental regulations for sound decibels (in quiet mode), and emissions (all modes).
The Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust systems fitted on a motorcycle causes the first chamber to eliminate high and middle frequency noise that can be irritating. The valve then directs the exhaust to one of two secondary chambers. The quiet chamber has the same backpressure as stock, whereas the loud chamber gives 6% to 10% more performance, along with a fantastic sound. No mapping or fuel system is needed since the O2 compensates +/- 20%.
Currently, Jekill & Hyde exhausts can be paired with a wide range of brands and models. Harley-Davidson models include: Sportster, Dyna, Softail, Touring, Vrod. BMW models include: R 1200 GS(A), R 1200 R, R 1200 RS, R 1200 RT, R Nine T. Honda models include: Goldwing, F6B and the C-ABS. Indian models include: Scout, Chief, Chieftain and Springfield. Victory models include: Bagger, Cruiser and Touring. Future brands include KTM and more.
It’s an interesting take on an aftermarket product normally thrown on a bike or vehicle to enhance an exhaust note, whereas this is meant to dull a sound that could potentially cause some neighbourhood disturbance. We’re all for it, and happy to announce its arrival on our side of the pond.