Saskatoon is moving steadily towards enforcement of their new loud pipe law, with a test session last weekend to help riders determine if their bikes meet sound standards, and more sessions are coming.
While many cities are bringing in laws to fight noisy vehicles across the country, not all cities single out motorcycles like Saskatoon does. The city has a law that specifically lays down exhaust noise guidelines solely for bikes. They’re not enforcing the law until next year, though, and before then, they’ve scheduled sessions for riders to show up and see if their bike meets guidelines.
Officers weren’t issuing tickets for bikes over the noise limit during last Friday’s test. Come next year, riders will get a $100 ticket if they’re over the 92 dB limit at 2,000 rpm. You can find more details about their plans here.
The next six tests are scheduled for Aug. 22, Sept. 12, 13 and 20 and Oct. 4 and 5.