EPA Limits Motorcycle Emissions.

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
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DAYTONA BEACH -- There's a catalog-quality photograph of a motorcycle hanging on a wall in Ed Mook's office at Daytona Harley-Davidson.

The long, straight tailpipes are tied into a giant knot. Call it the satirical model for the dealership's customer-relations honcho.

"Basically, that's what it's coming to," Mook said.

Tighter Clean Air Act emission standards, based on California's law, went into effect on Jan. 1 for motorcycles manufactured in 2006 and beyond. Modifying exhaust systems on those bikes also became tougher, limiting owners to one customized road machine in a lifetime that doesn't meet air quality standards. That bike cannot be sold for five years.

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