Before anyone decides that this is not BAN, I want to state my point as to why I have posted this here.
firstly, this EU law could make ANY modified motorbike illegal to be ridden on the roads. Why only motorbikes? Why not cars too?
Secondly, where is the news reports on this event. I only found out about it on the 6pm news and the only bit of major reporting I can find on this is
from a youtube vid of the actual news broadcast itself.
Why the silence from the MSM?
Here is todays news report from TV;
This is the only MAJOR MSM report on todays protest ride.
The link I have provided for the opening 'story snippet' is ITV news, but local to the Tyne-Tees area...not national.
I love the reporters final example of a modified motorbike..
I tried a google search for 'bikers protest' and several other variations, yet all i could come up with was the previous protest from 2011, like this
Bikers stage M1 protest over EU modification plans
You try it.. see what you get.. try to find todays protest by thousands of bikers all across the UK... I'll be interested to see what you lot can
Here, as in the USA and many other places, there are some die-hard bikers out there who will build a bike from scratch and spend thousands on them,
and get them roadworthy.
The same goes for many four wheeled enthusiasts. Kit cars, chipped cars, big bore exhausts, stage 3 heads, high lift cams, hepolite pistons, balanced
and polished cranks etc etc.. all modifications.. sometimes far more than ever happens to a motorbike.
Why does the EU feel the need to ban any modded bike? What can possibly be the thinking behind this?
Can you imagine the cost of everyone having to put their bike right and for the government to set up a system where all bikes must be checked for mods
before being allowed on the road.
The funny thing is, it's usually the manufacturers who modify the bikes prior to them being sold anyway, every new vehicle is an upgrade from what
Politics gone mad...
So, there you have it...very little reporting on an EU "brainwave" that may become law across Europe..
Let's hope it does not spread to the USA too..
Where are the Hells Angels when you need them?
All those chapters out there..
(visit the link for the full news article)