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Hundreds of bikers staged a rolling roadblock on the A1 in protest about proposed new EU rules on how they maintain their bikes.
The riders held up traffic for about half an hour as they rode in convoy at 40mph from Carrville, near Durham, to Washington services at lunchtime.
Originally posted by Extralien
firstly, this EU law
The Anti tampering Regulation: Specifically Article 18 which wants to stop all modifications to complete power train, from airbox to controlling the rear tyre profile.
Compulsory ABS. If we can’t stop this, we must get a switch so that we have an option in difficult conditions where ABS doesn’t function well.
Automatic headlights on- passing the blame for poor observation on to us.
OBD. On Board Diagnostics so that easy roadside checks can be made of our emissions and so that constant readouts of engine performance can be obtained. Expensive, complicated and with the threat, rather like a tacho, of identifying past riding style…
RMI. Repair and Maintenance Information. Rather than keeping it hidden and available for huge expense, there is a chance that manufacturers will be forced to provide ECU codes etc for a fee. What that fee is remains to be seen.
The very worrying article 52: “If systems, components or seperate technical units on a list in a delegated act to this regulation, have a dual use, for vehicles intended exclusively for racing on roads and for vehicles intended for use on public roads, they may not be sold or offered for sale to consumers” So if your K&N filter can fit a CBR race bike and a CBR road bike, the best way to police that, is to make it illegal to sell the filter in Europe.The Delegated Acts are the most scary thing, as they are the lists and details drawn up by the unelected and we won’t get to see what they are including until after the Regulation has been passed!
Originally posted by Extralien
Here is some of it.. Am trying to find something that is more official.
But much of the debate has been based on false information and extreme interpretations.
Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
reply to post by Extralien
I'm a biker of nearly forty years, though currently having a break. It's not clear whether we are talking about performance / handling here, or cosmetic improvements...or both.
If it is about performance " enhancements " I would suggest that the handling and performance of most standard out of the crate super bikes ( If this is what we are talking about..l) is more than enough for anyone, I would have thought ( Hayabusa, Fireblade, zx10r, et al.)
( I had one of the early zx10r's, frighteningly quick, it was more than enough for me..)
EU law makers trying to ban bike modificatins.. massive protest ...
1 post - 14 hours ago
Before anyone decides that this is not BAN, I want to state my point as to ... firstly, this EU law could make ANY modified motorbike illegal to be ...