Call to challenge exhaust noise fines sign

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 sign

Call to challenge motorcycle exhaust noise fines

A Brisbane barrister who has written a paper on the legality of aftermarket motorcycle exhausts has urged all riders to challenge exhaust noise emissions fines, saying police will get the message and stop issuing them. Levente Jurth wrote his paper in January 2016 and is now representing a group of riders caught in a recent …

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Loud Pipes exhausts mufflers blitz

Motorcycle exhaust blitz expected soon

Another Queensland Police and Transport and Main Roads (TMR) blitz on motorcycles is expected in the next couple of weeks, particularly concentrating on noisy exhausts. As part of Operation Grenadine on April 28/29, Queensland Police issued 16 vehicle defect notices and TMR officers issued six defect notices. TMR could not provide a breakdown of the …

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2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited with 114 Milwaukee Eight V-Twin

Noisy motorbike exhausts doomed?

As noisy motorbike exhausts seem doomed by complaints and heightened law enforcement around the world, Harley-Davidson has been able to increase the noise of its new models. Their new Milwaukee Eight V-twin engine is mechanically quieter which means they have been able to make the exhaust note louder and richer while still remaining legal in world-standard …

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Loud pipes trial

Noisy motorcycle exhaust fight continues

A 70-year-old Canadian is appealing after his $850,000 lawsuit against a local council, police and a motorcycle group over excessive motorcycle exhaust noise was thrown out of court. The Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench threw out Richard Jones’s case, saying it “discloses no reasonable cause of action, is frivolous, irrelevant or improper, and constitutes an abuse of process.” Richard says …

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Akropovic Open-Line exhaust system on a Harley-Davidson Road King

Noisy motorcycle exhausts could cost us

A dangerous precedent has been set in Canada where a resident is suing his local council, police and a motorcycle group over excessive motorcycle exhaust noise. A 70-year-old Canadian has filed an $850,000 lawsuit in Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench naming the city of Fort Saskatchewan, the local Mounties’ detachment and the Fort Saskatchewan Motorcycle …

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Kawasaki Ninja 300 with Arrow exhaust

Arrow boosts Kawasaki Ninja 300

  Arrow exhausts has given a legal power boost and aural extra for owners of Australia’s most popular bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 300. You can hear the aural pleasures of the Arrow full system and slip-on muffler in the video at the top. The slip-on muffler also increases the Ninja 300 top-end power from 36.06hp …

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Akropovic Open-Line exhaust system on a Harley-Davidson Road King

Akrapovic pipes to suit Harley-Davidson

Akrapovic is a name that is synonymous with sports bikes. But now the Slovenian exhaust manufacturer has revealed a series of Open-Line full exhaust systems for Harley-Davidsons at Daytona Bike Week. Motorcycle riders fit aftermarket exhausts for a variety of reasons: Sound, performance, weight and looks. Sometimes it’s for just one of those reasons, sometimes …

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