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I came across this article and was wondering if this is for real?

British Bikers Stand Up Against European Anti-bike Measures
Like their French counterparts a couple of weeks ago, British bikers gathered yesterday in Birmingham, UK’s second largest city, to protest at a series of anti-bike measures proposed by the European Union (EU), of which the United Kingdom is a full and permanent member state.
Among those measures, which are designed to bring extra cash to the national government of each member state, we could soon see all bikers across Europe having to wear high-visibility fluorescent vests, as well as banning the same bikers from servicing their motorbikes and scooters themselves, thus forcing them to have the job done by a registered mechanic instead. Those who currently service their bike themselves, including changing brakes, tyres and replacing defective parts, could soon be facing fines and prosecution under European rules if they fail to bring their motorcycle to a registered mechanic. Motorcyclenews.com report that Engine Control Units (ECUs), which govern fuel supply, could become sealed to prevent tampering, and exhausts could get bolts and could only be removed by dealers with specialised tools, according to the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA). All new motorbikes and scooters over 125cc will have ABS from 2017 under the plans, while smaller models will have to have either ABS or linked front and rear brakes.

 

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We get stuff like this all the time in Europe, we know it as the nanny state here in Britain, every now and then some do goody good do gooder comes up with these great ideas with absolutley no clue about what they are trying to achieve, it goes to a debate and usually most of it gets thrown out or drastically watered down.
The net result is we usually get stricter emmisions laws which for us means better fuel economy and more powerfull engines. :p
Looks like this time it will be all bikes must have ABS which most would agree with, and hopefully the French will have their poxy 100bhp limit abolished, as they now admit it has made no impact on casualty rates.
So hopefully win win, for us anyway. :lol:
 

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UNIONISM at work in the background. They have owned the politicians in Europe for years.
 
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