Motorcycle Regulations For On Road Motorcycles Essay

1143 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Motorcycle Regulations for Emissions The latest regulations for on-road motorcycles were published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March of 2016. The regulation standards are divided into eight sections, year, class, engine size, hydrocarbons (HC), HC+ nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), useful life and warranty. The EPA has also assigned levels of standards based on year groups, 1978-2005, and 2006+, 2006-2009 and 2010+. The following “standards apply to 1978 and later model year, new gasoline-fueled motorcycles built after December 31, 1977, and to 1990 and later model year, new, methanol-fueled motorcycles built after December 31, 1989, and to 1997 and later model year, new, natural gas-fueled and liquefied petroleum gas-fueled motorcycles built after December 31, 1996, and to 2006 and later model year new motorcycles regardless of fuel” Office of Transportation and Air Quality (2016, March) Retrieved from https://nepis.epa.gov. Warranty periods and useful life are broken out by years and kilometers and are measured by whichever comes first. In 2006 the EPA redefined motorcycles with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters into Class 1 so that “manufactures could average their emissions or transfer emission credits across classes” Transport Policy (2016, June, 21) Retrieved from http://transportpolicy.net. For example a 2007 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide with a 1584cc two cylinder engine would fall under a Class III (279cc…

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