Don't get me wrong. I love cars that don't stink, and i love having clean air in the city, but yea. They get out of hand, especially with bikes and diesels.
This is an often heard line. Actually, I do like the requirements in concept, just not always in practice. As someone who enjoys a spritz of oxygen with my air, I very much appreciate them requiring vehicle manufacturers to abide by standards that help keep it that way.
For cars, trucks, and other gas powered gizmos, I think such EPA setups are great. And that's to say nothing of the gas money they save me.
Where it all falls apart for me is requiring it on bikes. Someone in the gov't needs to strap an engine between their legs before they make requirements that will increase the nut roasting heat of liter plus engined bikes. And the jerky throttle response that is manageable in a car, is much less manageable when on a bike trying to get around a corner.
So for me, the relationship is sort of a love/hate proposition.
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