Motocross

Motorcycling New Zealand moves to silence its critics

Author: Andy McGechan

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Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) is taking no prisoners. The governing body for the sport of motorcycling in New Zealand is getting serious when it comes to noise pollution. MNZ wants to set an example to its members and the general motorcycling community and is determined in its fight against excessive noise. It will be enforcing strict guidelines when it comes to noisy exhausts at its national championship events. Starting with the New Zealand Motocross Championships, which kick off in South Canterbury on September 30, riders of motorcycles that emit more than 100 decibels at the exhaust pipe will be told to park their bikes back on the trailer. They will not be permitted to race. Bikes that exceed the 98 decibel limit will be issued with a warning notice and their machines will be rechecked at round two of the series, in Rotorua on October 14. If the 98 decibel limit has not been adhered to, those riders will also be excluded from racing. ‰ÛÏNoise is a worldwide issue,‰Û

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