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Carrot and stick for electric vehicles

Singapore plans a carrot and stick approach to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2040 with a raft of attractive incentives for electric vehicles on top of bans on some fossil-fuelled vehicles. The carrot includes a 45% rebate up to $20,000, an increase in charging points from 1600 to 28,000 and a cheaper lump-sum road tax …

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Britain to ban fossil fuel vehicles

In 15 years, Brits will no longer be able to buy fossil-fuelled vehicles, only those that run on hydrogen or electricity … or whatever other fuel source is available in 2035. While motorcycles are at this stage excluded from the timeframe, they will not be exempt in the long run. It’s just a matter of …

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Cleaner motorcycles or face the chop!

Euro 4 emissions laws have already hit most supersport models, many air-cooled bikes, single-cylinder adventurers and most Japanese cruisers and now more models either make significant updates or face the chop under Euro 5. The new laws come into effect for new models from 2020 and existing models from 2021. Already there is talk about …

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What motorcycle models face the axe?

Tough European emissions laws threatened to axe several much-loved models last year, but it seems many have had a stay of execution. The Euro 4 rules introduced in 2016 were almost 50% tougher to pass. For example, Euro 3 required a motorcycle to pass an emissions test when new, or after 1000km. Under Euro 4 …

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BMW R 1250 Boxer to be quieter

The upcoming 2019 BMW R 1250 Boxer models are expected to be quieter and more efficient to meet the tough Euro 5 regulations coming in 2020. BMW is expected to drop the noise levels from 92dB for the 1200s to 88dB for the 1250s. The Euro 5 noise requirements vary depending on power-to-weight ratios. According …

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Aussie 2-stroke invention may fail

A brilliant Australian-designed two-stroke engine that meets tough emissions requirements and eliminates total-loss lubrication may fail for a lack of investment. The Crankcase Independent Two-Stroke (CITS) was invented by former South African motorsport engineer Basil van Rooyen, Director of CITS Engineering, St Ives, who says it would be ideal for motorcycles. Tough pollution laws have …

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10 facts that defend motorcycles

How many times have you had to defend motorcycling when a non-rider has attacked them as dangerous, noisy and smelly? They tell you to grow up or suggest you catch a bus or take up cycling instead. You feel like thumping them, but instead you defend your pastime by offering to take them for a …

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Why are motorcycles getting hotter?

Modern motorcycles are getting hotter and hotter which is not only an issue for rider comfort but also for reliability and performance. But there are things you can do to fix the problem. The reason modern motorcycles are getting hotter is the increasingly stringent emission rules. Most manufacturers are reaching emissions targets with water-cooled engines …

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