What Does SC-Project have to say:
SC-Projects is quite correctly rather nonplussed by all of this. And you can rest assured it is not alone in its confusion. The company issued a recent statement in which it put forward its case:
“SC-Project designs, develops, and manufactures many approved exhaust systems for motorcycles suitable for road use. It actually runs two lines of exhaust development to cater for the requirements of all its customers, ie. Road Legal – which meet Regulation EU 143/2014 (Euro 4 and now Euro 5)with certified compliance, and developed far beyond the ADR 83/00 regulations; and Race Use Only exhausts, which are specifically developed for the racetrack.
“SC-Project is officially accredited and recognised by the Italian Ministry of Transport for the production of homologated exhaust systems. This homologation is valid throughout the entire European Union. We realise our exhaust systems according to the world’s most highest and most severe qualitative standards and assessments.
“For products for road use, the entire homologation process is handled internally by the highly qualified engineers of our technical department with extensive research and development experience. Each exhaust and muffler MUST comply with the requirements of the increasingly stringent homologation standards, and only after passing phonomeric tests, material ageing tests, significant and rigorous performance tests, noise and pollutant emissions control, can the exhaust be homologated and placed on the market.
“In order to do this, SC-Project makes use of the most highly respected EU technical services of TÜV Italia, belonging to the TÜV SUD Auto Service GmbH group, which interfaces directly with the EU Ministry for the approval certification of each and every one of our road developed exhaust options in order to guarantee the highest standards of quality. homologation and safety to our customers.
“All SC-Project Road Legal exhausts come with specific EU Ministry compliance certification, which are either Euro 3, Euro 4, or Euro 5, depending on the make and year of the motorcycle. The specific exhaust certification is supplied with every legal exhaust. The compliance certification of each individual exhaust type has also the compliance code laser-etched into the particular muffler for proof of certified compliance authenticity”
“SC-Project exhausts are clearly highlighted on the SC-Project Oceania website as either Race Version (Not for Road Use), or Road Use – Euro3, Euro4, or Euro5 which to Australia means they do comply to noise regulations of the ADR 83/00.