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    Should motorcycles be illegal?

    I'm getting a Triumph Bonneville, and as I've been reading safety statistics on motorcycles it made me wonder what the good people of DP would think.

    You are 36 times more likely to be in a fatal crash on a motorcycle than in a car. The most common reason for motorcycle crashes is they get hit by a car that doesn't see them.

    Do you think a 16 year old should be able to buy a motorcycle? Should protective gear (helmets, leather assless chaps, etc) be required? Do you think there should be noise limits on the pipes?

    This is a thread all about motorcycles and the law, so post your thoughts.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    They really do need noise limits on exhausts on bikes, sports bikes are not really an issue but Harleys are.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    There would be riots.

    Never ever in all of human history!

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Generally I am opposed to all forms of prohibition.

    If the argument for prohibition is safety, I am even less inclined to agree.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    They really do need noise limits on exhausts on bikes, sports bikes are not really an issue but Harleys are.
    The argument for having loud pipes is that it helps save lives. Loud pipes make the bike more likely to be noticed by drivers in cars.... and the #1 cause of motorcycle deaths is people in cars who don't see the motorcycle and run in to him.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    I would only forbid Dutch people to own motorcycles, since their moronic tourists invade our country on them each summer.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    They make loud pipes to be raucous and get noticed. Otherwise, all bikes would be loud


    Why would we make bikes illegal? They're fast, cheap, and get 60mpg, typically.


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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The argument for having loud pipes is that it helps save lives. Loud pipes make the bike more likely to be noticed by drivers in cars.... and the #1 cause of motorcycle deaths is people in cars who don't see the motorcycle and run in to him.
    I don't think it helps, sports bikes sound quieter ans you still can't miss them. The sound is seemingly more to annoy people than anything.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    They make loud pipes to be raucous and get noticed. Otherwise, all bikes would be loud


    Why would we make bikes illegal? They're fast, cheap, and get 60mpg, typically.


    That's a win.
    Well the downside is in the North you can only ride them half the year and when it is sunny, you can't carry anything, you have to put on quite of gear on to ride, and you can buy a pretty good used car for the price of a motorcycle.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm getting a Triumph Bonneville, and as I've been reading safety statistics on motorcycles it made me wonder what the good people of DP would think.

    You are 36 times more likely to be in a fatal crash on a motorcycle than in a car. The most common reason for motorcycle crashes is they get hit by a car that doesn't see them.

    Do you think a 16 year old should be able to buy a motorcycle? Should protective gear (helmets, leather assless chaps, etc) be required? Do you think there should be noise limits on the pipes?

    This is a thread all about motorcycles and the law, so post your thoughts.
    Motorcyclists usually just kill and maim themselves, so I'm cool with it.

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