France will lower the noise limits at race tracks from 2024 to combat noise pollution.
- the new rule are only applies to road bikes going on to the race track.
- could lead to race junkies switching to electric bikes as the best alternative.
The country is set to lower the limits from 102dB to 95dB, which could lead to a closer inspection of every track-going motorcycle before entering any circuit in the region.
However, the new legislation will not affect world championship competitions like the MotoGP and WorldSBK, instead will apply only to road bikes when they go out to the track.
Nonetheless, the new ruling could bring more despair to track junkies who now need to ensure their bike meets the new standard.
On the other hand, this could mean that track enthusiasts could turn to electric motorcycles. Electric bike brands like Damon Motorcycles and Energica would relish the new legislation.
Meanwhile, the UK is set to join France in clamping down on noise pollution as the country is testing new ‘noise cameras’ this summer.