Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Vehicles > Motorcycles & Accessories Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 2,018
Thanks: 880
Thanked 741 Times in 299 Posts
Ironman will become famous soon enoughIronman will become famous soon enough
Style: VB_Original_Style
Exclamation U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

I am so effing screwed if this is true



Acting preemptively in light of the European Union's recent push towards limiting motorcycle horsepower to 100, Congress has quietly passed a transportation bill that will cap motorcycle engine output at 75 hp.

At a press conference today, DOT spokesman Melvin P. Meyers announced that "We can't lag behind Europe's progressive stance towards two-wheeled moderation." The bill not only limits the horsepower of current and future motorcycle models, it retroactively applies to any registered bike on the road, and will take effect as early as January, 2011. "In the interest of public safety," Meyers explains, "law enforcement officials will clamp down on any and all motorcyclists who violate the law."
The bill outlines numerous electronic and mechanical implements that reduce engine output. For instance, fuel-injected powerplants will be fitted with revised engine management chips and/or throttle bodies, while older carbureted bikes will have a reduction gear attached to the throttle assembly. At the discretion of state police, mobile dynamometers may be utilized for field tests.

Both the Motorcycle Industry Council and the American Motorcyclist Association have lobbied against the bill, in addition to most manufacturers including Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha.

There has been no comment from Harley-Davidson, though Forbes reports that Harley stock has jumped 12 percent on the announcement.*
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-11-2010, 12:06 AM
thcri's Avatar
thcri thcri is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 18,773
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
thcri has a spectacular aura aboutthcri has a spectacular aura about
Style: VB_Original_Style
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Change from what your used to seeing huh.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2010, 12:06 AM
thcri's Avatar
thcri thcri is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 18,773
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
thcri has a spectacular aura aboutthcri has a spectacular aura about
Style: VB_Original_Style
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Oh and from some of the articles I read you will have to take your existing motorcycle and de-rate it.

Last edited by thcri; 04-11-2010 at 12:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-11-2010, 12:19 AM
pirate_girl's Avatar
pirate_girl pirate_girl is offline
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 46,460
Thanks: 10,658
Thanked 29,398 Times in 9,831 Posts
pirate_girl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

April fools! The linked story is an April Fools joke (not the story’s date). There seem to have less believable variations of it, such as Motorcycle Chrome to be Banned by January 1, 2011! - Honda VTX forums for Honda VTX 1300 / VTX 1800 motorcycles (“chrome is the silent killer” ), some with a common feature of quoting “DOT spokesman Melvin P. Meyers”.

American’s rights to have bikes with more powerful motors than their neighbor’s trucks’ are, for the time being, safe.

The hoax story’s mention of the EU considering a law limiting all street motorcycles in Europe to less than 100 HP is not a hoax (see The facts behind Europe's pending 100 HP motorcycle limit - Hell For Leather). This story is complicated, however, by various European country’s complicated (by US standards) scheme of requiring successively more difficult to get riders’ licenses for more powerful bikes. Were the 100 HP limitation to become EU law, it would likely apply to present “unlimited” licenses holders, requiring that they get a more advanced licenses for bikes with more than 100 HP, not the outright banning of such machines.


http://hypography.com/forums/off-bea...le-engine.html
__________________
Mother Superior Nana Patriot Nurse
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-11-2010, 12:25 AM
thcri's Avatar
thcri thcri is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 18,773
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
thcri has a spectacular aura aboutthcri has a spectacular aura about
Style: VB_Original_Style
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

geez I googled it and there was a 1000 articles on it. Saw the one picture of the harley and laughed. Whew but I don't own a bike.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-11-2010, 01:33 AM
muleman's Avatar
muleman muleman is offline
worn out farmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: on top of the mountain
Posts: 27,191
Thanks: 584
Thanked 910 Times in 430 Posts
muleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nice
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Quote:
Originally Posted by thcri View Post
Change from what your used to seeing huh.
Hey I owned one of those back in the 60's! 65 cc with a three speed twist grip shifter. Great for getting around in town and run forever on fuel. It was Italian built and fun to ride.
__________________
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-11-2010, 01:42 AM
fogtender's Avatar
fogtender fogtender is offline
Now a Published Author
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Alaska
Posts: 6,403
Thanks: 14
Thanked 33 Times in 19 Posts
fogtender will become famous soon enoughfogtender will become famous soon enough
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Quote:
Originally Posted by thcri View Post
Change from what your used to seeing huh.


I got one of those in the back yard... needs a bit of work though.... Starts with an "H" too, just says Honda..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-11-2010, 03:41 AM
REDDOGTWO's Avatar
REDDOGTWO REDDOGTWO is offline
Unemployed Veg. Peddler
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NORTH DAKOTA-FLORIDA
Posts: 2,539
Thanks: 77
Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts
REDDOGTWO is on a distinguished road
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Quote:
Originally Posted by fogtender View Post


I got one of those in the back yard... needs a bit of work though.... Starts with an "H" too, just says Honda..
HONDA=Harley Owner Note Developed Adequately.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:46 AM
Melensdad's Avatar
Melensdad Melensdad is offline
Jerk in a Hawaiian Shirt

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 35,852
Thanks: 2,231
Thanked 8,814 Times in 3,584 Posts
Melensdad has a spectacular aura aboutMelensdad has a spectacular aura about
Exclamation Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Its a JOKE, see the very bottom of the article!
U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower
Thursday April 1, 2010
http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2010/...horsepower.htm

Acting preemptively in light of the European Union's recent push towards limiting motorcycle horsepower to 100, Congress has quietly passed a transportation bill that will cap motorcycle engine output at 75 hp.
At a press conference today, DOT spokesman Melvin P. Meyers announced that "We can't lag behind Europe's progressive stance towards two-wheeled moderation." The bill not only limits the horsepower of current and future motorcycle models, it retroactively applies to any registered bike on the road, and will take effect as early as January, 2011. "In the interest of public safety," Meyers explains, "law enforcement officials will clamp down on any and all motorcyclists who violate the law."

The bill outlines numerous electronic and mechanical implements that reduce engine output. For instance, fuel-injected powerplants will be fitted with revised engine management chips and/or throttle bodies, while older carbureted bikes will have a reduction gear attached to the throttle assembly. In instances where owners choose to retain the mechanical authenticity of their motorcycles, a banana can also be slipped into the exhaust pipe(s). At the discretion of state police, mobile dynamometers may be utilized for field tests.

Both the Motorcycle Industry Council and the American Motorcyclist Association have lobbied against the bill, in addition to most manufacturers including Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha.

There has been no comment from Harley-Davidson, though Forbes reports that Harley stock has jumped 12 percent on the announcement.*

Related:
  • Motorcycle Chrome to be Banned by January 1, 2010
  • DOT to Make Wheelies Legal
  • Ford unveils world's first disposable car, on About.com Cars
* In other news, Happy April Fool's Day!
__________________

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-12-2010, 01:10 AM
EastTexFrank's Avatar
EastTexFrank EastTexFrank is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 9,523
Thanks: 1,194
Thanked 3,780 Times in 1,652 Posts
EastTexFrank will become famous soon enough
Default Re: U.S. Government to Limit Motorcycle Engine Output to 75 Horsepower

Quote:
Originally Posted by muleman View Post
Hey I owned one of those back in the 60's! 65 cc with a three speed twist grip shifter. Great for getting around in town and run forever on fuel. It was Italian built and fun to ride.
Me too. Mine was a Phillips moped with a 49cc engine and you had to pedal the sucker on steep hills to make it to the top.
__________________
ETF


“I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.” John Wayne as JB Books in "The Shootist".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
screwed

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American reliance on government at all-time high ......... Big Dog Political Debate Forum 32 03-03-2010 10:33 AM
Health Care Reform: the Progressive Majority's Strategy California Open Forum 31 08-08-2009 08:33 AM
ORWELL’S 2009 – BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING CityGirl Open Forum 2 01-19-2009 08:50 PM
Why we end up with inflation jdwilson44 Political Debate Forum 0 01-20-2007 01:38 PM
The Democrats Plan for America Cityboy Political Debate Forum 1 10-31-2006 10:00 AM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com