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EU Committee to Examine Horsepower Caps on Motorcycles

Despite the defeat of earlier proposed bans, the EU is once again considering a ban on motorcycles producing more than 100 horsepower. Currently, France is the only EU member with a 100 horsepower limit on motorcycles sold in country. Other EU countries have a stepped rider education system that prohibits riders from buying a powerful motorcycle until they've had sufficient experience riding a smaller displacement one.

Although there is no evidence to indicate that higher horsepower motorcycles are more dangerous, politicians view the cap as a way to increase rider safety. Other measures considered include mandating ABS for all motorcycles sold within the EU, a measure which could prove expensive to consumers and devastating to the European powersports industry.

Source: RideLust

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