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Author: wound Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1529  
Subject: Re: Loud Pipes Anger Public Date: 11/11/2009 9:48 AM
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My analysis is not so bad. Most bikes I see have only one rider. So one bike rider = 2 car riders for same mpg per person. Now if we take a Prius car then one bike rider = 1 car rider for same mpg per person.

So bikes should meet all the noise and pollution requirements of cars. CA will have new laws to make it so in next year.


Your logic leaps astound me. I've never seen a motorcycle manufacturer make a bike that didn't meet all the noise and pollution requirements at the time of manufacture. Color me naive but just because you equate 'one bike rider = 2 car riders for same mpg per person' doesn't mean those cars have more than one rider.

How about you find us all the one person car drivers and either make them carry a passenger so it balances out your analysis or convert them to motorcycles?

And your Prius comparison is only somewhat validated if all of us have a Prius. I do not. I have the much hated SUV. If you can find a way to pack the five of us into a Prius for our extended family trips I would be willing to listen.

So bikes should meet all the noise and pollution requirements of cars. CA will have new laws to make it so in next year.
LEAP!
Btw, California Senate Bill 435 (Pavley, 23rd District, D) (motorcycle emissions testing)is no longer scheduled for a hearing during the 2009 legislative session. The bill has been turned into a 2-year bill by the author and may be brought back up in the 2010 session.

Have you considered the environmental impact of manufacturing a motorcycle versus a car? Or the same impact on the environment a car has versus a motorcycle? Or even how moving about town would look if everyone drove a motorcycle versus a car? How about parking congestion?
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