Loud Motorcycles

Addressing Motorcycle Noise

The EPA, directed by the Noise Control Act, addressed the motorcycle noise problem by creating a simple enforcement tool specifically for local police, called the "label match-up". This simple tool, and the national plan were to be carried out by:

  1. The creation and implementation of regulations on manufacturers at the federal level8-1;
  2. Providing valuable technical and financial assistance (through the Office of Noise Abatement and Control) to states and their localities to help abate noise8-2.

All motorcycle manufacturers have been building, testing, and labeling their motorcycles and their quiet original equipment exhaust systems as required by the federal laws and regulations since 1983. In my seventeen year career as a motorcycle mechanic, I can attest to literally seeing tens of thousands of them.