Kawasaki Gets Redline Reduction Because of EPA Noise Laws

According to Asphalt & Rubber Motorcycle News, Kawasaki is going to decrease power in the 2011 ZX-10R in order to conform with the EPA’s noise regulation laws.

“The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R will inadvertently get a power decrease when it comes to the United States because of the EPA’s regulation of noise pollution. The issue surrounds the EPA’s new methodology for measuring exhaust noise levels, which now involves taking the measurement at a percentage of the total rev range, instead of a specific rpm value”.

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