Motorcycles throughout Europe may soon
be limited in power, if a commission that’s looking into the matter
has its way.
The European Commission is said to be
considering the "French model," which limits output of any
motorcycle to 100 hp.
The commission apparently also might
dictate that all new motorcycles must be equipped with ABS brakes.
After France enacted legislation
prohibiting more than 100 hp in new motorcycles, enthusiasts there
(and elsewhere) hoped that the law would be repealed, since there is
no statistical evidence linking horsepower to crash causation.
Instead, it seems that the French model may spread.