I’m not going to bother to read the article, because I honestly am uninterested as to whether it’s true or not. I know 2 stroke off road bikes are heavy on the pollution, but as far as I know thay are the only type. It’s one of the reasons that 2 strokes aren’t seen on the road anymore, it’s impossible for them to pass emissions. Keep in mind though that bikes that ARE on the road have to pass inspections that enforce government regulated emissions standards, just like cars. So I fail to see how motorcycles are subjected to the same guidelines as cars, to varying degree, and are somehow “killing the planet” any more. Especially when there are exponentially fewer numbers of them than cars operating on the road (alteast in the United States).
I’d just like to repeat that, to make sure it sticks out: BIKES HAVE TO PASS EMISSIONS JUST LIKE CARS.
If they pass their test, then get off their back. Those that don’t are restricted just like cars and have to be fixed or taken off the road.
Mind you I’m sure in the… less well off countries, emissions are not enforced. But there’s nothing we can do about that and taking clean running bikes off the road in our own country is not a solution. This is just an article to demonize bikes.