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Motorcycles In Denver Are Allowed Only Stock Pipes

8
June
2007
  Posted at 09:11:30 AM
  File under  News
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Big exhaust
The eternal debate if loud pipes saves lives can be turned off in Denver, Colorado, USA. There, the city have announced that they'll be enforcing a new law which requires motorcycles to use only stock exhausts (ie exhausts that were made by the motorcycle manufacturer).

The new law states that your exhaust must have the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) sound-certification label, which most after-market exhausts don't have.


This means that all motorcycles built after 1982 (the 1st year that the label was added to exhausts) will need to comply.

If you get caught, you get two weeks to fix the exhaust, or pay US$500. If not, you go to jail, and if your name is not Paris Hilton... well....

Denver used to have the same system as in the rest of the USA; 82dB at 25 feet. This will all change as off the 1st of July.

The AMA are trying to persuade the Denver City Council to recall the new law.

"We understand the motivation for cities to pass laws controlling sound levels from traffic," said Ed Moreland, AMA Vice President for Government Relations. "But the approach being taken in Denver creates a special class of enforcement that unfairly targets motorcyclists. Loud trucks and cars are every bit as annoying as loud motorcycles, but only motorcyclists would be subject to this new provision of the labeling law"

Personally I don't like very loud motorcycles pipes, but this sounds very much like discrimination to me. They either say ALL vehicles need to follow this law, or scrap it.

Question
: if you're a visitor, does this mean you too can't ride into Denver if you don't have stock pipes ?

Via: AMA



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