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VIC New horsepower restrictions to be inforced

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by grange, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Acting preemptively in light of the European Union's recent push towards limiting motorcycle horsepower to 100, Victoria's Government has quietly passed a transportation bill that will cap motorcycle engine output at 75 hp.
    At a press conference yesterday, VicRoads spokesman Melvin P. Meyers announced that "We can't lag behind Europe's progressive stance towards two-wheeled moderation." The bill not only limits the horsepower of current and future motorcycle models, it retroactively applies to any registered bike on the road, and will take effect as early as January, 2013.

    "In the interest of public safety," Meyers explains, "law enforcement officials will clamp down on any and all motorcyclists who violate the law."

    The bill outlines numerous electronic and mechanical implements that reduce engine output. For instance, fuel-injected powerplants will be fitted with revised engine management chips and/or throttle bodies, while older carbureted bikes will have a reduction gear attached to the throttle assembly. At the discretion of state police, mobile dynamometers may be utilized for field tests.

    The Motorcycle Industry Council have lobbied against the bill, in addition to most manufacturers including Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha.

    There has been no comment from Harley-Davidson, though Forbes reports that Harley stock has jumped 12 percent on the announcement.
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  2. That is excellent news and will keep us all much safer.
  3. Wow big news
    There goes the sports bike industry.
    My Wee puts out 68 horses and it's plenty for me
  4. Good that its only in Vic.

    It'll be a state full of Harleys and Hyos :)
  5. dont give them ideas
  6. WHAT THE FARK?????

    Surely NOT!!! Please tell me this is a prank. Fark this shit if it's true.
  7. this is very bad news
  8. Phew all my bikes are under.

    Is this just new bikes anyway?
  9. Fark. I'd heard from an insider than it was actually a power-weight ratio restriction.

    I've been dieting solidly to try to get my weight up to 350kg.
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  10. I thought it was the DOT spokesman from 2010?
  11. Yep already been passed. So I've just stripped a lot of weight off my R1. Pulled one of the twin discs off the front, took the rear one off cos it doesnt get used anyway, so along with that i,ve removed the right side rearset and replaced it with a titanium bolt. Have also gone to a 150 rear tyre and rim cos theyre much lighter. My bike now weighs 75kg. Oh i did drill a million holes through themframe and swingarm, its the way to go for complete weight reductions.
  12. It's based on power to wait ratio. The longer you have to wait to upgrade the more power you can have.
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  13. When I upgrade I'm gonna just swap the rego from the CB400 so I'll have no problems fooling those dumb Vic cops.
  14. I'll make sure i visit the dunny before my next ride and pull out a spark plug.
  15. We really need this in NSW too. I hope we soon follow the great lead set by Vic.
    (yeah I know it's after 12 but I go all day)
  16. I'm picking April Fools :)
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  17. This has to be a joke surely..
  18. Look at your calendar mate...
  19. You know, lucky my post was removed because I've actually just had this confirmed by a reliable source.....

  20. I have to admit that I lobbied for this. The SR500 Club and the Royal Enfield Club of Australia joined forces to have it passed. We think 75hp is dangerous, but there you go, the bureaucrats insisted on a compromise.
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