Bikers Won’t Like the Sound of This

Different kind of biker this time. In 25 years of riding, I’ve never heard of an “EPA sticker”, and I’m quite certain that no bike I have ever owned had such a sticker (and they all had stock or extremely quiet aftermarket pipes).

But then again, its chuckleheads like this who make stupid laws possible:

[Biker] Bill Ferraro, president of the Union Ironworkers Motorcycle Club, Local 580, testified that “it’s unsafe for us to ride when the pipes are too low [i.e., quiet].”

If you want to be safer, take a rider safety course and wear a real helmet. (Which isn’t to say that straight pipes don’t sound incredibly cool; they do, just in a really annoying-to-the-rest-of-the-world kind of way.)