Noisy bik­ers need to pipe down

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment -

Why, oh why, do so many mo­tor­cy­clists think it’s cool to run loud pipes? As a life­long mo­tor­cy­clist and cur­rent owner of six bikes, I’m just about as pro mo­tor­cy­cling as you can get, but while sit­ting out­side Jack’s Hill Café near Towces­ter last Sun­day I was ashamed to see, or rather hear, my fel­low bik­ers pub­licly demon­strat­ing their dis­re­gard for other peo­ple. I ex­pect my con­cerns will fall on deaf ears (pun in­tended) but if I’m of­fended by noisy bikes, god knows what the an­tibike lobby make of it. As one who for many years took part in car­ry­ing out drive-by noise tests I can tell you that man­u­fac­tur­ers re­ally strug­gle to meet the cur­rent 80db limit and that any re­duc­tion im­posed by gov­ern­ment in re­sponse to com­plaints by the pub­lic would be a catas­tro­phe. David Jor­dan, Bed­ford­shire

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