Motorcycle Legislation News – Ethanol Damages Engines The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged..
Norton Motorcycles US Production News
In late August, Norton Motorcycles reported its lineup of 916 Commando motorcycles successfully completed durability and emission testing at it
Yoshimura Noise-Compliant Motorcycle Exhaust
Yoshimura R&D of America, the leader in performance, has taken the lead once again with the introduction of their new EPA noise-compliant exhaust systems for the Yamaha YZF-R6 V, Kawasaki ZX-6R and Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Roehr Motorcycles LLC has announce that the ROEHR 1250sc motorcycle is now certified by the California Air Research Board for sale in California. This follows the EPA 49 state certificate granted earlier this year.
Company president Walter Roehrich states, "It’s been a long process but we are now finally able to deliver bikes to our California customers. I’m sure they will agree with our 49 state customers, that it was well worth the wait."
The new Screamin’ Eagle FatShotz 2-Into-2 Slip-On Mufflers (P/N 80847-10, $429.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories deliver a performance boost and style upgrade to late-model Harley-Davidson Touring models with 2-into-2 exhaust.
Supercharged American Motorcycle
American sport bike enthusiasts’ affinities often run Italian and Japanese. From an American perspective, Buell has also entered the mix and continues to gain momentum with the Helicon-powered 1125R, as well as the air-cooled Harley-Davidson powered variants. But, many demand a more exotic and exclusive American superbike… that "Bimota" of America. Now, after significant development, the American Roehr 1250sc has finally pasted EPA approval and is ready for delivery.
Roehr Motorcycles LLC is pleased to announce that the ROEHR 1250sc has been issued it’s EPA Certificate of Conformity. Company President, Walter Roehrich says, "We can now begin delivering bikes to our customers that have been waiting patiently for this process to be completed."
Seasoned riders will remember the Cushman scooters that inexpensively transported people and cargo from the 1930s until the mid-’60s. Yamaha has tapped the spirit of the Cushman for its all-new 2007 C3, which is something of a replacement for the best-selling Zuma scooter, as the friendly two-stroke has fallen victim to EPA emissions regulations. Christened the C3 (cargo cubed) due to its nine gallons of cubic storage space, the scooter is powered by a fuel-injected, three-valve, SOHC, air-cooled 49cc motor.
Off-road riders who cut their teeth on dirt bikes in the mid-1960s have borne witness to the rise and fall from favor of the two-stroke. From Joel Robert’s first FIM motocross championship in 1964 on a CZ to Suzuki-mounted Ricky Carmichael’s AMA Supercross title in 2005, two-strokes ruled the premium series, earning their dominance the hard way—going head-to-head with the reignin thumpers of the era until they developed enough sophistication to be superior performers.