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Steve Farrell  says:

100bhp limit threat

Motorcycles could be subjected to 100bhp power limits under proposals to be set out by the European Commission this summer.      The Commission is expected to propose European-wide consistency on the issue, raising the prospect that countries will have to change in line with France, where a 100bhp limit is already in place.    The Department for Transport (DfT) has asked UK motorcycle...

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thruxton05

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thruxton05 says:

Good idea

I hope this limit will also apply to cars, vans, trucks and buses then. Good old europe.

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Nephilius

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Nephilius says:

If the idea is to get around the problem where you can't sell a bike over 100bhp in France but you can in the UK, then just remove the ban in France rather than making us conform to their misguided rule. The French are doubtless whinging that their sales are dropping. Well tough shit, you can't have your cake and eat it, Gaston!

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Just Why?!

With this new rule it means that many people who want to embark upon a journey with their 100 bhp+ bike simply cant go in France because it's not legit there. I agree with Nephilius about banning that specific law in France as it has a lot of disandantages. As far as the ABS system is concerned i thing such an action will make those kind if bikes more accessible to the averege/ unexperienced rider and help him/her drive them in the edge and also prevent him/her from having an unpleasent accident. We need to understand that the raw power is hard to handle and the must take advantage of all the help we can get our hands on!

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panos15

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panos15 says:

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With this new rule it means that many people who want to embark upon a journey with their 100 bhp+ bike simply cant go in France because it's not legit there. I agree with Nephilius about banning that specific law in France as it has a lot of disandantages. As far as the ABS system is concerned i thing such an action will make those kind if bikes more accessible to the averege/ unexperienced rider and help him/her drive them in the edge and also prevent him/her from having an unpleasent accident. We need to understand that the raw power is hard to handle and the must take advantage of all the help we can get our hands on!

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

100bhp limit

 Is Martin Bangemann still alive then??

 

If they want "harmonisation", are we going to now allow 14 year olds to ride mopeds????

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

Another genius idea

Of course a link can't be made between engine power and safety. It's not how much power you've got, but what you do with it!! You could have someone riding a a bike restricted to 33bhp or a 125cc with 15bhp and, if ridden like a plank, you can still do yourself some serious damage.  It's the same with cars, surely there are more crashes involving lunatics driving 70bhp Novas than sensible people driving 300bhp BMW M3's?

Even if outright power was the issue, 100bhp is still a very quick bike on the road. So if they want to slow things down, they're gonna have to restrict us all to 33bhp. Oh no, still too quick, how about 5bhp?!?

Does that mean there'll be no more 500bhp super cars then?
 

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crappyname

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crappyname says:

Get out of the EU or star doing something about it!

WE ARE NOT SERVANTS! WE PAY THESE F_WITS WAGES - dont go there! THEY DO WHAT WE WANT and they send our reprensentaive as society........WHAT A LOAD OF BS! It wont happen as these sort of storeys come up every year and MCN propergates them. Whats next? A european directive saying there will be a speed camera on every road? So, seriously, are you now telling me that you cant legally ride through france on a gixer thou (hey or even any 600)?? Bullshit!

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TinkerNZ

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TinkerNZ says:

I think you need to adopted the 77 kW limit, drop the pound and except the euro and let someone in europe do the thinking for you England.

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jbond

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jbond says:

Lowest common denominator

This highlights one of the problems with the EU. It tends to force all countries to end up imposing the rules Eu-wide from the country with the most restrictive, most controlling policies. So the 100hp France limit gets pushed. As does the German TUV rules. And it's not just in Motorcycling but in plenty of other areas as well.

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