MOTO-X » Breakthrough in Motocross noise?


"...an average reduction between 3 and 6 dB/A, compared to the current situation..."

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skiinny - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 8:35 AM

This is the single most frustrating thing about riding in Europe, whether it's road racing or off-road.

The only circuit I'm aware of in the States that has a sound restriction is Laguna Seca. Other than that, no dB killer required!

Mark - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 9:10 AM

I welcome this new regulation. A number of places I used to go to have closed due to noise complaints. If this keeps the sport alive i'm all for it.
And for those that complain, it's not like they're going to make them silent!!!!

Old School - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 9:41 AM

This measure is 30 years too late. All the tracks that we've lost will never be recovered. The main problem is that most riders don't think quiet bikes are necessary. In 10 years time all the irresonsible noisy riders who mod their bikes after tech inspection will have super trick noisy weapons and aboslutely no tracks whatsoever! When you have :? Europe wide governments, who in the main hate bikes, why shout up louder to tell them your there? This applies to road, off road and road racing.

SSShhhhhh - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 9:44 AM

Is this where electric motorcycles come into ther own?

zeromotorcycles.com seem to be making big strides in this direction

Ok not yet competetive with the ICE bikes... but time and technology moves on!

190mph - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 12:26 PM

If this helps to open up more fields to be used for motocross and other dirtbike sports then great, but will the manufactuers supply (free of charge) cutomers of second-hand machines with new noise compliant silencers/exhaust systems (as i think they should) to help keep noise levels down.

It's no good having new machines being noise compliant if you got older machines being used amongst them. Defeats the purpose doesn't it?

Rob - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 2:00 PM

Regarding the last post.

Of course its not pointless, you have to start at some time, and in 4/5 years there will be very very few bikes still racing that have a 96/99db limit, and eventually there will be none left.

About time the FIM stood up and made the manufacturers do this.

Old School - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 4:23 PM

Guys, the only way forward with this is to say that ALL bikes, new or old should comply with NEW laws. It's no use saying there's a cost involved. By the time that all old noise level bikes have disappeared, so will all of the circuits. Racing isn't cheap, but riders have to buys tires, fuel etc not to mention new flash kit. New silencers have to be priority - but it won't happen.

190mph - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 5:42 PM

Old School i agree that ALL older bikes should comply with these new noise regulations - i just think it should be the manufacturers that should pick up the cost of replacing the silencer/exhaust systems on the older bikes.

While these limits will only apply to FIM championships at the moment i don't think it will be too long before they'll apply to local club meetings as well.

If the manufacturers are now agreeing that their bikes are/were too loud and these bikes might now be banned from future race meetings it only seems fair that they pay for any cost incurred by their customers of these bikes to comply with the new noise limits.

Noise - Unregistered

December 01, 2009 1:59 PM

Problem with lowing the level is that those who complain will never be satisfied. Put it down to 60db and still you will get complaints. Even if the bikes were silent, people will complain and do everything to stop others having fun.

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