Call to challenge exhaust noise fines

Petition to change motorcycle exhaust noise rules

Following a police crackdown in at least two states on motorcycle exhaust noise and heated discussion on our website, a Queensland sports bike rider has launched a petition to have the noise rules changes. Click here to sign his petition to Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads director-general Neil Scales. It has attracted more …

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Police admit errors in exhaust noise sign

An information sign about motorcycle noise testing that has been posted at two Queensland police stations is incorrect. Queensland police have admitted there are errors in the sign, but say specialist officers have been fully trained in roadside noise testing and have been doing the tests since 2002. This follows recent blitzes in South East …

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Call to challenge exhaust noise fines

Lack of motorbike noise testing facilities

In the wake of recent fines for motorcycle exhaust noise and the controversy of roadside testing procedures, another issue that unfairly affects riders in some states is the lack of testing stations. Longtime motorcycle advocate Wayne Carruthers asks how riders can access test stations, particularly in country areas of NSW, Queensland and Victoria. “The issue …

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Police crack down on noisy mufflers

Victorian police launched Operation Muffler this month to crack down on noisy motorcycle and car mufflers after complaints from the public. The operation began on January 15 and will continue “for the foreseeable future”, says a Victoria Police media spokeswoman. “Operation Muffler was formulated in response to community feedback to the Police and the EPA …

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Police hammer noisy motorbike exhausts

Police hammer noisy motorbike exhausts

Police have been known to hand out fines for noisy motorcycle exhausts, but in India you not only get a fine, the cops hammer the exhausts at the side of the road until they are useless. The police crackdown follows noise complaints by Residents in Bangalore and Mysore, according to Indian motoring website Rushlane.com. That seems …

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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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Honda patent - Comeback for under-seat exhausts?

Comeback for under-seat exhausts?

Honda has filed a patent for a V4 sports bike with an under-seat exhaust similar to those popular a couple of decades ago, signalling a possible return of the fashion. Racing bikes began using under-seat exhausts in the 1970s for a number of reasons: to cut drag, improve balance, place the outlet in the bike’s …

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Are cars noisier than motorcycles?

There are more cars with loud and faulty exhausts than motorcycles, yet the media has demonised riders in reports on the issue. The Environment Protection Authority Victoria released data in December showing that 5000 noisy vehicle notices were issued since January 2014. Ok, about 12% were for motorcycles which is about three times the proportion …

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Aftermarket exhaust peeves enemy resale

Aftermarket exhaust not illegal, Barrister

A Brisbane Barrister has reviewed the laws on aftermarket exhausts and determined that police and authorities do not have the expertise or objectivity to sustain a conviction for the alleged offence. Levente Jurth, who rides an Aprilia Tuono 1100, says he researched the matter because fellow riders have been fined by Queensland Police for having a …

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Akrapovic Full Moon

Akrapovic creates custom cruiser

Slovenian exhaust manufacturer has certainly exhausted all possibilities with motorcycle exhausts with their new Full Moon concept cruiser. That amazing rear end – on the bike not the female model – is actually the exhaust system. The company debuted the Full Moon concept at the Bad Salzuflen Custom Bike Show in Germany. Akrapovic is better …

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