Throughout Europe the same law applies regarding the sound level of motorcycles. But the way the law is enforced is different in almost every country. For example in Germany and Switzerland there is a very strict police control, which results in big fines. In some cases riders even had their papers taken away for not having a European approved exhaust mounted on their motorcycles. Of course these countries are known to be the strictest regarding the enforcement of these laws for bikers, until now…
Next in line… Denmark
More and more countries are getting more strict on sound legislation. The latest country to enforce the laws more strictly is Denmark. Until 2019 in Denmark the fine for excessive noise was DKK 1.000 (Euro 133,-). From January 1 2020 the Danish government raised these fines to 2.500 DKK (Euro 335,-) for the first time you are stopped by the police. This rises up to DKK 17.500 if you are fined several times (Euro 2.341,-)! It is beyond dispute that this is a total waste of money…
Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde has a street legal alternative
But, the reason for this trend is logical. We live in a time when you have to share the world with more and more people and you have to be considerate of each other. Loud pipes are sometimes perceived as disturbing - and honestly you don't want to be the type of person who wakes up the whole neighborhood as soon as he starts his bike in the morning to go to work. Luckily Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde has created a street legal alternative, that gives motorcyclists the possibility to adjust their sound to the moment with an electronically adjustable valve in the exhaust, without having to worry about the law or your neighbors. Our systems are street legal with a European Type Approval, which makes them fully compliant with the latest EURO norm.
Sound for safety
Here at Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde we are avid motorcycle riders and we care about our own safety and the safety of our fellow riders. All bikers know that they are very vulnerable and often overlooked by cars and trucks. When you are on the open road and open the Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system it adds to your safety. You can make yourself heard and other road users will know that you are there. Can you hear our exhaust? Definitely! Does it hurt your ears? No. We have put a lot of time into the design of the sound, making it enjoyable and not annoying.
Which country will be next?
The big question is now: which country will be next? Current developments seem to indicate it is only a matter of time before more and more countries will enforce the law more strictly. Of course it’s your own choice to make the proper preparations or not, but keep in mind there is a suitable solution available that provides you with a carefree ride. Do you want to stay informed? Follow all developments around this topic via our website.