Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Prairie City, IA
AMA's Man of the year
I received my AMA magazine this month to see Arnold Schwarzenegger on the cover. He signed into law the biggest bill affecting motorcycles that will be as far reaching as any legislation has ever been. All motorcycles built after 2013 in CA are required to have an EPA label on the exhaust that it meets the federal sound standard. This law over time effectively takes loud pipes off the streets. This will have a ripple effect throughout the industry that may cause some after market pipe manufacturers to exit the industry. California accounts for a lot of bikes sold each year. The article goes on to say that what happens in CA cab and does ultimately spread to the rest of the country.
AMA has long argued that if "we don't police ourselves, then the government would and we wouldn't like the results". The saying "Loud pipe saves lives" has just been changed to "loud pipes lose rights"
I am neither for or against this legislation as I ride both a quiet bike and a louder bike. Just giving you members a heads up of what we have to look forward to.
ATGATT because walking away in disgust is better than riding away in an ambulance.
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