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Steve Farrell  says:

Big bikes escape EU anti-tampering measures

Motorcycles producing over 47bhp have escaped EU plans to make bikes impossible for owners to modify.  European Parliament has voted in favour of limiting so-called anti-tampering measures to smaller machines.  All new bikes over 125cc will get ABS under the regulation approved by MEPs. Smaller machines can have combined brakes instead.  The anti-tampering measures aim to prevent modifications of bikes...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (22 November 2012 17:02)

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

They have gone too far too many times recently, they seriously need to fuck off and stop TAMPERING with us! Un-elected busy body fools

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Sep 09

Posts: 893

Rogerborg says:

We'll catch the collateral though

Common components save money, and if they have to put nanny chips and anti-tamper on the A2s, you can bet they'll appear on the full power bikes as well.

And who rattled the BMF's cage?  They're so "behind the scenes" that they're in the alley behind the theatre putting on a one-man-and-a-rat performance of Death of a Salesman.  MAG may have been largely ineffectual, but at least they've had a laugh with it.

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Feb 10

Posts: 159

ducatigav says:

thats enduro bikes fook then as not many make 46+ bhp

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Nov 10

Posts: 264

Homer40 says:

I said it before.... is the time to buy a 2 stroke or hold on to your fireblade, GSXR K4/5, R1, ZX9, they will all be worth a mint in a few years from now, and the power output will be better on the old ones.

Come to think of it, that's already happened, today's GSXrs and Blades are not what they were a few years ago.

BMW seem to have sorted it along with Aprillia (Ducati are still expensive shite) but they all cost nearly 20 grand brand new.........not for me, i'll hang on to what i got HRC Blade 1000RR

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Mar 10

Posts: 100

jahagon says:

I've said it before- all of the mechanics I know would happily disconnect that 'tampering light' and then sell you as many performance extras as you'd like. And let's face it, tampering has been going on for years in the learner class. Of all my biking mates with a 50 or 125cc bike, not one of them had it restricted. This tampering rule will be ignored, like it has been for years.

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Feb 10

Posts: 386



.......Yes,bikes will one day go the way of the DODO.

You can scoff,you can laugh,but i'm telling you,it's creeping nearer,slowly but surely.

Bikes will become so mundane that people will just `GIVE UP' riding because of legislation and rules that will make even a super sports tourer 1400 impotent and boring,with the manufacturer's either dying or simply stop making them.

The after market people will eventually have to succumb also,as all mod's eventually will become illegal in this totalitarian shitty world.

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Feb 12

Posts: 240

Titosfuneral says:


Naw.. that's not enduro bikes f****d - what'll happen is that all the machines in the 33-45 bhp range will finally have their engines upgraded to something more like the ktms.. and produce 48bhp or more. Which is good, because there's a lot of bikes out there that I like but 35bhp in a 650 thumper is not quite enough.

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Aug 02

Posts: 1524

superbol says:

Lets all vote UKIP

Job done  then .

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Jul 11

Posts: 27

fevs says:

It's making these mods

illegal that is the problem... we're now open to court orders & fines... possibly even imprisonment should their be a bad situation evolve!

So 'inline with cars'...? Does that mean below 99mg CO is TAX FREE? I bet not!!

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Sep 09

Posts: 406


What can be made can be unmade

Remember all the rubbish about illegal race exhausts? Didn't stop many from having race exhausts.

Same with dark visors.

Same with small plates.

People have allready hacked into standard bike ECUs so they can change the mapping themselves.

With stupid laws whether from the arseholes in Brussels or the arseholes in the UK Parliament, people will not have them. People are sick to death of grey suited ***ts telling us what to do and how to do it in infinite detail why they lie, cheat and scam like they do. MPs are just lowlife scum with a lot of money.

I can easily see a line in aftermarket black box interfaces to bypass the onboard diagnostics system. People are far more clever and determined than the boffs who make that control shit. If it can be made it can be unmade or hacked into. Plus, everyone into modifying bikes has a friendly MOT tester.

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