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Steve Farrell  says:

Reprieve for high-powered bikes in anti-tampering plans

Anti-tampering measures on new bikes will be limited to machines up to 47bhp, MEPs have agreed.  New motorcycles are to get so-called on-board diagnostic systems capable of registering modifications as faults to be rectified by a mechanic. The aim is to make it impossible to modify motorcycles which comply with power restrictions for new riders from next year. The measures will apply...

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Sep 09

Posts: 887

Rogerborg says:

I know: let's put all the cost on younger bikes, on smaller bikes!

Complete and utter clowns.  Even when they back down, they still do it in the most ridiculous way.

Dear A2 license holder: would you like to buy an NC700S whose price will now include the Spy Chip that puts it into "limp to a dealer" mode if it suspects you're trying to have fun, or would sir prefer to just buy a CBF600 and then "restrict" it down to 35kW, in much the same way that everyone "restricts" down to 25kW at the moment.

Bit of a no brainer, that.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2737

spondonste says:

Something of a can of worms??

Will this new legislation allow restricted bikes to be sold on to new riders? For example could a CBR600 that is limited to 47BHP be sold to a new learner rider whose licence permits them to ride a bike to that power? If so does the restrictor now have to be fitted in so the vehicle could never be returned to original specification?


Does seem like politicans have no idea what the law currently states and are throwing patchwork ideas around without understanding the implications.

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Nov 10

Posts: 12

JacquesWood says:

Are MotoX exempt?

Obviously there are a fair few MotoX bikes under the 47hp limit, which is fine, but are they exempt from the anti tampering system because their purpose is redirected? Could massively affect the MotoX sector if they have to comply. If not, expect a lot of younger guys on MotoX's converted to Supermoto.

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Dec 10

Posts: 11938

preunit says:

Anti-tampering measures

Can't we apply them to the MEP's, they have no legal right to fuck with our laws, period!.

So you have a restricted 47 bhp license, you've got yourself a 47 bhp bike, add a K&N air filter,performance pipe and a power commander......if you ride the bike, it'll be illegal and your insurance void. FFS, do we need to make it more complicated than that?????

Hands off our laws, you lazy overpaid MEP scum.

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:

cunning plan

Politicians are a cunning lot,if they want to put up tax for instance by say 10% they mention 25% then when everybody goes mental they settle for 10% and everybody feels like its a victory,well its only 10 % !!!!!!

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

waste of european money

I have to  question the reasoning behind this part stepdown. If they want to kill off an industry and put thousands of people out of work as a result, then anti tampering laws will do this very well. In saying they'll allow it but smaller bikes musn't be tampered with is like saying, ok maybe the world is right but we must be seen to to at least win some points out of this.

If it's a safety issue then surely MEP's need to start looking at properly training those responsible for the majority of accidents involving motorcyclists (car drivers) and not penalising those wanting a cheaper, more fuel efficient, form of transport to the car.

I just wish MEP's would be given a list of meaningful things to do instead of making up things to occupy their time and pay their  wages while they try to justify their european seats in what seems to be a thumb twiddling, comedy blackadder parliament of people with nothing better to do.

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Oct 12

Posts: 143

moto4 says:

standing their ground

This smacks of realization (thankfully) of appalling idea but refusal to be seen to back down.

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Mar 10

Posts: 100

jahagon says:

Good and Bad

The ABS for 125cc bikes seems like a good idea (even if it will increase the price of what are supposed to be affordable entry-level bikes). It'll give new riders more confidence and hopefully stop a few of them locking up when panic braking. As for the no modifications rule, that'll never work. I know many local dealers who'd happily disconnect that 'fault warning light' and then sell you all manner of performance extras.

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:

just the start.

Be under no illusion this is just the opening shot,its how politicians work get the thing started and then add more drip drip drip until you get what you want,

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Sep 10

Posts: 1318

SatNavSteve says:

Can't see how this will help road safety at all. Its not going to affect how someone rides their bike. Are they also going to apply this law to cars, then we won't see Saxo's and Corsa's with lowered suspension, big bore exhausts etc, with all the young idiots driving like lunatics around housing estates trying to impress their girlfriends? This is just another good reason to get out of the EU! Theres already one insurance company advertising a policy where you have a 'device' attached to your car to prove what a good, sensible driver you are to benefit from an extra cheap policy. How long before the government think it will be a good idea to fit one to bikes?

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