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Old 06-11-2006, 01:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: European Beaucrats Want 650cc Single Automatics.

i wouldnt get too excited about this..there are thousands of these type papers published every year by the EU mostly as discussion documents...the percentage that make it into any sort of law or directive is pretty low....the most onerous criteria that any manufacturer has to meet is the emissions regulations which apply regardless of engine configuration....and we still have 2 strokes on the roads like 125 and 250cc trail bikes and scooters
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:19 PM   #12
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Default Re: European Beaucrats Want 650cc Single Automatics.

Why would the auto industry want to kill the motorcycle industry? One is not a competitor for the other.
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:20 PM   #13
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I hope you wrote that tongue-in-cheek because that has to be one of the kookiest replies ever if you're serious.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:51 PM   #14
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i wouldnt get too excited about this..there are thousands of these type papers published every year by the Govt mostly as discussion documents...the percentage that make it into any sort of law or directive is pretty low....the most onerous criteria that any manufacturer has to meet is the tar/nicotine regulations which apply regardless of smoking habits....and they'll never ban smoking in open areas like parks or in your own car or home.....



Get complacent and they will.



The Japanese big 4 no longer need motorcycle lines at all to remain highly profitable companies. Make it too hard on them and they'll stop exporting to the US and EU.



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Old 06-11-2006, 04:02 PM   #15
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Default Re: European Beaucrats Want 650cc Single Automatics.

This is just a report and not a law. Also, it is an EU report...it would have no impact here in the US, even if it became a law in the EU.

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Old 06-11-2006, 04:03 PM   #16
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I understand that some of our members are European, but I think that most are American.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:13 PM   #17
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Don't worry. As soon as Chuck hears about this these bureaucrats will be in a world of pain.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #18
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How does one get in on being a filthy rich oil baron? To listen to people you'd think that there was an Evil Capitalist Oppressor_tm hiding behind every bush (pun intended). How can I get in on the action? Just think of all the motorcycles and cars I could own if I was an ECO_tm. First off I'd get a McLarenF1.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:58 PM   #19
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I have no clue how that multiple post happened. I only hit the submit button once. Seriously. Must have been the evil oil companies.
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:03 PM   #20
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I'm trying to figure that one out, too.



Oil companies and the auto industry are out to destroy motorcycling through behind-the-scenes political machinations? Really? How about McDonald's? Halliburton? Wal-Mart?



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