This is just what sleepy neighbourhoods everywhere in Canada have been waiting for!

jekill-and-hyde-victoryThere’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%.jekill-and-hyde-honda

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.

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Miranda Lightstone

As compact and race-ready as an Austin Mini Mk1 Cooper Works; don’t be fooled by her small stature. Miranda packs a serious drive, and a fair amount of ambitious horsepower, beneath her bespectacled grille. Plucky and always ready to hit apexes with precision, Miranda’s been round the track a few times with over a decade of driving and writing experience under her seatbelt. With an opinionated backseat driver who calls her Mum, and two cats at home that could care less what she’s got parked in the drive, Miranda passionately spends her time driving anything and everything she can. When she’s not behind the wheel, going for a quick run or exploring the world with her son, she’s relaxing with a glass of red wine, and must never be disturbed in those moments. Seriously. Unless you’re bringing her more wine, then pull up a chair…

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