Akrapovic exhaust in Germany
Not directly related to my route app but I thought given our wide user base that is well travelled I’d be likely to get an answer.
I’m off to Germany on a motorcycle tour next month and I’ve suddenly had a bad feeling about my exhaust in Germany as I know in Germany they can be strict over noise.
The bike is a Kawasaki Z1000SX 2018 model and it’s got a titanium slip on akrapovic exhaust fitted. This is a ece / ec certified exhaust and has the baffles fitted etc. However I think it makes the bike slightly louder by one or two db.
Am I likely to encounter issues in Germany with it not being a stock exhaust?
@handscombmp From what I gather, there are roads that are closed, mainly at weekends and public holidays to all motorcycles this is called Streckensperrungen (road closures). There is a list of these as POIs that’s downloadable to your MRA POI library, very useful. As to whether your exhaust will attract attention, I suppose that you’ll need to know just how many db it is and what the German limit is.
Here’s a link to a Facebook post with the road closures. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mraroutexperts/permalink/2419269604882904/
Thanks Nick, I'll have a look at those.
Now I just need to find out if my exhaust exceeds the normal German laws.
I'm hoping it's ok as it is all EC, ECE approved and is only s slip on. Was in brought as it looks nicer than standard. Wasn't fussed about the noise
@handscombmp Copied from a PistonHeads forum post. I think the limit is 100db.
Certainly here in Germany the authorities are looking at noise levels on bikes/cars to see how they can be reduced.
Atm the noise levels are measured 1m from the exhaust at a 45° angle to it and only 2000 RPM.... idiocy if you really want to measure noise, as bikes can rev to 12 nay 14 thousand and are then waaaay over any limits... 110+db in some cases...
@nick-carthew perfect cheers
Guess I'm off to test the exhaust!
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Isn't it so that an exhaust needs to be homologated in Germany for the specific bike? Having no proof of that (a certificate) is enough reason for a ticket from the police, and maybe even a walk home. Even if you do not exceed the noise limits.