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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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Jul 10

Posts: 272

piroflip says:

Fuck the EU............ UKIP or end up a slave to Europe. Your choice.

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Aug 02

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eatcs01 says:

Trail bikes

So trail bikes will get ABS, which is about as much use as a bicycle to a fish.



Anti tamper?? What about when the rear shock is knackered?? Will we only be able to use an OE shock (which as we all know, are mediocre at best), or upgrade or buy something cheaper??




VOTE UKIP and tell the EU where to stick it.

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:


More reasonable beginner limit would be 250cc displacement and 25-HP at the crank, which would allow up to the Honda CBR250R and CFR250L to be ridden. If those are too much bike, then the person should probably never be a motorcycle rider in the first place.

ABS on a dual-sport trail bike is fine since many of them will spend much of their time on the street, but only if there is a disable switch for off-road use.

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Jul 12

Posts: 17

maxyam says:


Motorcycles will also be brought into line with car emission standards under the rules, to be introduced gradually from 2016. The BMF’s Government Relations Executive, Chris Hodder said: “After several years of hard work, we believe this is the best deal that was available and we've worked solidly to get it.
"This legislation may have some things we don't like in it, but it will have some long term benefits for motorcyclists, especially in terms of cleaner bikes that are cheaper to run.”

The BMF should now push for bike VED  to be based on CO2 LEVELS. These are readily available and would mean, for example that a BMW R1200RT @ 99GMS would be £00 instead of £76; and a Yamaha TMax £20 instead of £55. Especially as bikes generally do less than 3000 miles a year, so not much wear & tear on roads.


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Oct 10

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stevebandito says:

eu bollocks

stuff the eu and their stupid laws wot about all the cars and trucks spilling oil and fuel all over the roads wot about making mots stricter for them that would make the roads cleaner and safer for all i would love to know wot the angels think of all this eu bollocks and as for mag thanks for not much

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Jul 12

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oldmanA says:


Don't vote UKIP whatever you do, as has been suggested here. The local council will take your kids away!!

Actually, what the hell am I saying! VOTE UKIP!!

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Sep 10

Posts: 191

As other posters have said - will it be one set  of laws & rules for us and another for car /van drivers ? . Bringing -in emmission controls but no cheap or free tax discs for us , the only thing that controls the government  is the mass vote ,and lets be clear our  voting power is not nearly enough . Some of the new laws about to come in will kill bike sales , once all us mature riders have stopped biking big bikes will become as rare as  Reliant Robins .

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