for BMW R18

dr. jekill & mr. hyde for bmw r18 - release Q2 2021 Make every beat count

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde’s has created an electronically adjustable exhaust that lets you hear and feel the iconic punch of the 1800cc boxer engine and discover the real soul and sound of your BMW R18 (First Edition & Classic). Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde gives you the opportunity to adjust your sound to the moment and choose a sound character for every situation. We are proud to present you: The Beat. Available in a short and long version - release Q2 2021.

The BMW R18 checks all the boxes in terms of design, ergonomics and power. That’s why Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde wants to make sure that you not only feel, but also hear this masterpiece of German engineering, responding to the iconic boxer punch.

 

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde had created an exhaust that contains exceptional sound quality and offers three different sound modes. The Exhaust boosts a beautiful deep rumble, as well as a calm, low-key but distinctive sound.


* All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement.

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The Beat

The Exhaust for BMW R18

Make every beat count // The Sound

Both the long and short version of The Exhaust for BMW R18 contain exceptional sound quality. Equipped with three different sound modes the exhaust boosts a beautiful, deep rumble (Mr. Hyde mode), tamed Mr. Hyde sound with a little more presence than the Dr. Jekill sound (Dynamic Mode), as well as a calm, low-key but distinctive sound (Dr. Jekill mode).


Our sound engineers have used the character of the boxer engine as a guideline in all sound modes. We are sincerely proud of our sound and product that we have created. The power of the Boxer engine is perfectly transmitted to the rumbling sound coming out of the Beat. But don't take our word for it. Listen for yourself in the video below. And if it is (again) possible, experience it live at a BMW dealer. A Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust is something you have to experience in real life, in order to fully appreciate the sound and truly feel it.

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3 sound modes

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Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde systems embody three distinct personalities: the Dr. Jekill mode, the Dynamic mode and the Mr. Hyde mode. By a simple push of a button a valve inside the muffler closes, opens, or opens halfway, giving your exhaust more power and sound.

This gives you all the tools to adjust your sound to the moment. Our software is programmed to intervene subtly and almost imperceptibly when the parameters set by the legislation are reached. This ensures that you are street legal in all riding modes.

choose who you want to be // Design & Options

A groundbreaking bike like the BMW R18 needs an exhaust that completes this bike’s potential. One of Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde’s most important spearheads is the rider’s possibility to choose. Not only the preferred sound mode, but also the looks and design of the exhaust.

The design of the BMW R18 differs completely from the stock exhaust, as well as the available aftermarket exhausts. The electronically adjustable exhaust system for BMW R18 comes in several different flavors. In terms of size you can choose between a long and a short version, both available in black and chrome.

For both the long as the short version we offer 4,0” end caps in different variations. To connect The Exhaust with the header set, we’ve made a custom link pipe and heat shield, available in black and chrome.

 

Configure The Beat

the beat Short Exhaust

The Beat Short is a real looker. It defines itself by a slightly aggressive yet also refined look and sound. The Beat Short fits like a glove on a customized R18 in bobber style. The power of the Boxer engine is perfectly transmitted to the rumbling sound coming out of The Beat. Push the button and let the beat enchant you!

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the beat Long Exhaust

The Beat Long boasts a beautiful, deep rumble. For the rider that loves a smooth ride. The Beat Long suits the classic look of the R18. Push the button and the crowd will know of your arrival; never just loud, but always present. For the rider that doesn't settle for mediocrity!

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electronically adjustable exhaustAdjust your sound to the moment

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde | The Exhaust offers a completely street legal, premium quality exhaust with 4 years warranty. Our exhaust system makes it possible to choose between three different sound modes on the fly, which makes every ride spectacular!

The Exhaust is a result of German engineering and Dutch craftsmanship. With state of the art technology, perfectly crafted by the best engineers in town. With computer simulations, the building of prototypes and extensive testing, we’ve created a tailor made exhaust for each and every bike. By riders, for riders.

 

  • Dr. Jekill mode
  • Dynamic mode
  • Mr. Hyde mode

adjust your sound to the moment three sound modes

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde systems embody three distinct personalities: the Dr. Jekill mode, the Dynamic mode and the Mr. Hyde mode. By a simple push of a button a valve inside the muffler closes, opens, or opens halfway, giving your exhaust more power and sound. This gives you all the tools to adjust your sound to the moment. Our software is programmed to intervene subtly and almost imperceptibly when the parameters set by the legislation are reached. This ensures that you are street legal in all riding modes.

 

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European type approval street legal

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde | The Exhaust is a completely legal exhaust system that complies with European laws and is ECE, EG-BE and TÜV approved. The reason for this is that every Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde system contains a smartbox: this electronic control unit is the brain of the product and contains software that reads CAN Bus signals coming from the motorcycle’s ECU.


By committing the system to the parameters set by EU legislation, the Smartbox will seamlessly and subtly intervene if necessary. Riders don’t have to worry about breaking the law in any situation; the system is always legal no matter what sound mode is selected.

 

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premium quality

Many riders might only consider the appearance and sound, but the pipe quality is essential for your exhaust to continue performing at its peak. Therefore we take pride in the quality and durability of our products. All exhausts are made to last, designed and manufactured with longevity in mind. They need to withstand all kinds of extreme (weather) conditions and extreme heat. Therefore they are thoroughly tested, before going into production. When all the tests are passed and an exhaust becomes available to the public, only the highest quality materials are used for the production which are all sourced from trusted suppliers in Europe. Absolutely no compromises have been made on quality.

 

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bmw r18 // Custom

bmw r18 customWUNDERKIND-Custom

Our friends at Germany based WUNDERKIND-Custom have rolled up their sleeves and created a set of custom built parts for the R18, and created one of the first street legal custom BMW R18 motorcycles. It has become a true beauty and we are pleased that our Beat Short Black Exhaust fits perfectly into the design.

Other highlights are a shortened, unpainted rear fender made of steel, 3D-milled housings at the end of the struts with integrated LED indicator and tail lights, and a black comfort seat with diamond stitching and 3D mesh insert which allows a very relaxed riding style due to its shape and position. 

 

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bmw r18 customRABBIT GROUND custom

The boys at Rabbit Ground Custom have a motto that says "A bike should not only look good, but it should make the rider happy every day." Looking at this unique take on the R18, that shouldn't be too hard.

Together with Unikatwerk they made this one of a kind BMW R18 that will make heads turn for sure and give the rider a smile from ear to ear.

bmw r18 customLMC-Lang MotorCycles

LMC Lang Motorcycles really did an amazing job on this R18; creating a bobber style BMW. With an apehanger, short rear fender and more beautiful details, this is a looker for sure!

The Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust provides the finishing touch with the Beat Short in black. Time to start, rev and go on an adventure.

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"Perfect for off road rides or near residential areas."
Nikki van der Spek - GS Trophy participant 2020  |   BMW GS

"When you close the valve then the exhaust is quiet but sounds very smooth. Perfect for off road rides in nature or near residential areas. But when you open the valve and open the throttle, then the GS has a beautiful sound. Loud but not too loud, just perfect. It has a nice and dark sound."

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"Ride in stealth mode and not disturb anyone."
Jean - GS enthousiast  |   BMW GS

“I love to ride along the shores of Gérardmer Lake (Vosges, France). A beautiful place full of walkers, cyclists and sports enthusiasts. When I drive here I always use the Dr. Jekill mode, which gives me the possibility to ride in stealth mode and not disturb anyone. But when I make my way back on the meandering roads of Col de Bonnefontaine I switch to the Mr. Hyde mode to enjoy the delicious rumble that echoes through the mountains around me and at the same time warn oncoming traffic that I am approaching. Great right?”

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"...this button that turns beauty into a beast!"
Peter Janczik  |   BMW GS

"The name really says it all: Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde! Apart from the great workmanship and the fantastic quality, it rounds off the entire look of my R1250GS Adventure TripleBlack perfectly. Then there is this button that turns beauty into a beast! What really impressed me is the possibility to be even quieter than a series with it. And every now and then there is this itch in the left thumb, with the subsequent grin on the face. "

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"The Exhaust gives you a real fighting mentality."
Xavier  |   BMW GS

“The Mr. Hyde mode allows me to communicate better with my motorcycle. Due to the different sound modes you get more feedback from your motorcycle, which helps, among other things, to signal when something is wrong with the motorcycle. For example when the tires have to be replaced. Mr. Hyde mode really wakes you up during a long drive or when I go off-road; it activates and motivates you. It gives you a real fighting mentality."

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"The unique powerful sound I was looking for."
@dysnrider  |   Harley-Davidson Sportster

"Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde offers the unique powerful Harley sound I was looking for. Which is more bassy, but still civil enough for daily rides. Even the possibility of adjusting the valves with just a push of a button is very comfortable on longer tours. You get something for the price and it's worth it."

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"Roaring sound and pure performance!"
Walter Wais  |   Harley-Davidson Sportster

"Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde is the best investment in my bike so far!!! It adds 100% more driving fun. I can adjust the volume according to my needs, and at the push of a button a roaring sound and pure performance. And the best of all it's street legal. Many thanks to the Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde Team - great job keep it up!"

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"It feels like I have 3 different exhausts."
JAAP - GS TROPHY TEAM NL  |   BMW GS

“Dust, mud, extreme weather ... I ride a BMW GS as it is meant to be! A motorcycle that breathes adventure must occasionally go off the paved road and offroad! “I used to drive with an exhaust that had only one mode, which means that there was only one sound. This was not really contributing to the driving experience. Driving with a closed valve on the paved road and opening the valve off-road really adds an extra dimension to the driving experience; it feels like I have 3 different exhausts! It is a great concept: if you show it to other people, you get a lot of positive feedback."

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"The sound is really perfect!"
Stefan S  |   Harley-Davidson Fat Bob

"I have installed my second J&H system, first on my HD Custom and since 2018 on my HD FatBob BJ 2018. What can I say, the sound is really perfect, not too loud, but also not too quiet, a bass tone, that fits the bike perfectly. I also looked and listened to other manufacturers, but then decided in favor of J&H. The advice and after sales service at J&H is great and I personally recommend all my biker friends to buy from you! The BEST! "

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'This sound impresses!'
Berti Schlottii  |   Indian Roadmaster

"In town, I use the quiet, Dr. Jekill mode. As soon as I leave the city I press the button and switch to dynamic mode, the middle position. I find this sound mode very comfortable. But if the situation asks for it, for example when drivers sticking too close to my license plate, the valve opens to the Mr. Hyde mode. And that sound impresses! With my wife on vacation, only dynamic mode is allowed. But if I am alone then..."

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I can't get the grin off my face anymore!
Stefan Senkfell  |   Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

"The best decision I've ever made to have this mega exhaust fitted! There is simply NOTHING BETTER !!! Should be standard on every Harley - I can't get the grin off my face anymore!"

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"I feel like I'm the king of the streets."
@mawi_davidson  |   Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

"When I ride with my motorcycle I feel free. And when I ride with my Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust I feel like I'm the king of the streets. And when everybody looks at me and give me a thumbs up I know I made the right decision choosing this exhaust system."

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"Perfect finish and street legal."
Martin Brunner  |   Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

"Very good exhaust system - perfect finish and street legal. And Smartbox 2 is awesome!"

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"A must-have on your bike!"
Thomas Peerlinck  |   Harley-Davidson Streetbob

"I have my Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust for one year now, 6.500 km on the 2019 Street Bob 107ci stage I with S&S teardrop intake... and VERY HAPPY! Amazing sound, deep, dark and loud, but quiet when necessary (neighbours, city center, horses or small kids around...) all this legal with certificate. This head-turing piece of art is a must-have on your bike!!"

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"Legal, but still a beautiful deep Harley sound."
Harley Dutchies  |   Harley-Davidson Sportster

"I got to know Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde at a motorcycle fair. I was impressed by this exhaust system from the first moment. But after a test drive I was sold. Wonderful to drive being able to play with the sound. The fact that it is legal, but still gives a beautiful deep Harley sound was the deciding factor in choosing Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde and they are also beautiful under my bike, also not unimportant. My bike passed the strict RDW inspection and I can confidently cross the (German) border without worrying. "

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"Every time I start my bike I get goosebumps."
Nick Vanhoof  |   Indian Scout

"I'm very satisfied with the exhaust! Every time I start my bike and let the deep bass sound rattle, I get goosebumps. It motivates my inner beast to get the best out of my Scout and enjoy the wonderfully pleasant and rough sound- only then I can fully enjoy a perfect motorcycle ride."

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"I am a person with emotion - the sound of the motorcycle has to be top notch."
Frank Schelper  |   Harley-Davidson Breakout

"I've hesitated for a long time to buy a Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system. This year I finally got the heart to configure and order the exhaust system according to my wishes. After the exhaust system was mounted on my Harley-Davidson Breakout and I picked up the machine, and I was fascinated by the sound after the first 5 km. I haven't regretted my decision since. It's also a wonderful feeling not to be out on the road with an illegal exhaust system anymore. I will continue to enjoy the sound in my ears every mile. This is another reason for me never to buy an electric motorcycle, athough I am convinced that electric motorcycles also have a certain charm. But unfortunately I am a person with emotion - the sound of the motorcycle has to be top notch."

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"Choose your own style."
@marc_stone82  |   Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

"If you are looking for a high quality and exactly finished exhaust system which can be modified to your own style you have to choose Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde! On top you also get the possibility to change your sound levels easily by a push of a button."

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"This is exactly what a Harley-Davidson should sound like!"
Alessandro Silverfox  |   Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 1200

"From my point of view the best sound by far. This is exactly what a Harley-Davidson should sound like, nice and bassy. The Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde increases the driving pleasure by 100% and if you want to be a little gentler on the road, you always have the option to choose between the 3 levels. In addition, the quality and service are unbeatable, in my opinion the BEST system on the market. I don't want to be without them on any machine and would recommend them anytime."

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"The best sounding R1200 exhaust to date."
Derrick Creighton  |   BMW GS R1200

"Exquisite fit and finish, well laid out packaging and installation instructions. The adjustable exhaust sound level works flawlessly, and is very convenient to adjust to your mood and environment. The exhaust note is a nice mix of volume and bass tone. To me Exquisite fit and finish, well laid out packaging and installation instructions . The selectable exhaust noise level works flawlessly, and is very convenient to adjust to your mood and environment. The exhaust note is nice mix of volume and bass tone. To me the best sounding R1200 exhaust to date."

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"A clear plus for safety!”
Werner - Berrt Travel  |   BMW GS

"Mr. Hyde position (valve open) is also ideal if I am quietly riding through traffic jams. The heavier sound is more noticeable and combined with a small speed difference it has a huge effect on the reaction of cars and trucks. A clear plus for safety!”

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"100% legal and yet the full Harley sound."
@strandfahrer  |   Harley-Davidson Street Bob

"So, What I particularly like about the Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust is the deep sound, the quality and that the valve is inside the silencer. I also think it's great that you can change the look of the exhaust afterwards by replacing the end caps. 100% legal and yet the full Harley sound is absolutely great, especially in Germany."

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"Great sound. Totally worth the investment!"
KTM African Adventure  |   KTM 1090 Adventure

"Love my Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde! Street legal, more power and 3 great sound modes with a push of a button. And my bike is 1,5 kg lighter too. Totally worth the investment!"

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bmw r18 & Dr. Jekill & mr. hyde // About

make life a ride BMW R18

With the R18 First Edition and R18 Classic, BMW Motorrad is now entering the cruiser segment. Like no other BMW motorcycle, this model is completely in the tradition of historic BMW motorcycles - both technically and in design. It borrows both technologically and visually from famous models such as the BMW R 5, shifting the focus back to the motorcycle essentials: puristic technology without frills and the boxer engine as the epicenter of driving pleasure. Simply put, the R18 combines classic design with clear yet modern technology to create a fascinating overall concept - a driving experience that is as cultivated as it is emotional.

who we are About Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde is the leading developer and supplier of electronically adjustable exhaust systems today. Located in The Netherlands, the company has already equipped more than 100.000 riders with an electronically adjustable exhaust system and the demand is still growing rapidly. Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde has remained fully independent and all design and development is in-house. This ensures that we can respond quickly and effectively to market demands and offer products that perfectly match the prevailing needs. Everything with one clear purpose: give motorcyclists the ultimate riding experience!

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