BMF On Regulations

The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) have commented on the EU Regulation proposals that are nearing final stages, before being voted on in the European Parliament.

Joining the public debate, the BMF have arisen to give their view on the myths and fallacies that have been perpetuated to UK riders, in particular leading up to a UK wide motorcycle demonstration.

These myths, fallacies and a lot more, appear to continue to be perpetuated by a weekly motorcycle publication in the UK, which is now rousing riders to join in a demonstration at the EU Parliament in Brussels.

This newspaper states, “So-called onboard diagnostic systems on new bikes could detect non-standard parts and trigger a warning light until the ‘fault’ is rectified by a dealer.

Routine faults could be reported in code decipherable only be a dealer, preventing home-servicing.

Tuning could become impossible and even home-maintenance severely hampered under proposals to make bikes impossible to modify.”

These statements are a complete misunderstanding of the EU Proposals!

The BMF has issued the following statement on the Proposed EU rules on motorcycles.

Proposed EU rules on motorcycles

7th October 2011

As many of you will know, the EU is proposing to change the way new bikes are approved in bulk for use on public roads.

This will have some effect on the motorcycles we buy in the future.

This is a complicated document and discussions are still far from being completed.

However, lots of myths and fallacies have arisen recently about the issue.

Read the full text on Right To Ride EU – Click Here

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