40 CFR 205.152 - Noise emission standards.

§ 205.152 Noise emission standards.
(a) Noise emission standards.
(1) Street motorcycles of the following and subsequent model years must not produce noise emissions in excess of the levels indicated:
(i) Street motorcycles other than those that meet the definition of § 205.151(a)(2)(ii):
Model year A-weighted noise level (dB)
(A) 1983 83
(B) 1986 80
(ii) Street motorcycles that meet the definition of § 205.151(a)(2)(ii)(moped-type street motorcycles):
Model year A-weighted noise level (dB)
(A) 1983 70
(2) Off-road motorcycles of the following and subsequent model years must not produce noise emissions in excess of the levels indicated:
(i) Off-road motorcycles with engine displacements of 170 cc and lower:
Model year A-weighted noise level (dB)
(A) 1983 83
(B) 1986 80
(ii) Off-road motorcycles with engine displacements greater than 170 cc:
Model year A-weighted noise level (dB)
(A) 1983 86
(B) 1986 82
(3) Street motorcycles must be designed, built and equipped so that, when properly maintained and used, they will not produce noise emissions in excess of the levels specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, for an Acoustical Assurance Period of one year or a distance of 6000 km (3730 mi) after the time of sale to the ultimate purchaser, whichever occurs first.
(4) Off-road motorcycles must be designed, built and equipped so that, when properly maintained and used, they will not produce noise emissions in excess of the levels specified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, for an Acoustical Assurance Period of one year or a distance of 3000 km (1865 mi) after the time of sale to the ultimate purchaser, whichever occurs first.
(5) At the time of sale to the ultimate purchaser, all products must comply with the standards set forth in paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) of this section.
(b) Measurement procedure.
(1) The standards set forth in paragraph (a) of this section refer to noise emissions as measured in accordance with the measurement methodology specified in Appendix I-1 for all motorcycles except those street motorcycles that meet the definition of § 205.151(a)(2)(ii).
(2) The standards set forth in paragraph (a) of this section for street motorcycles that meet the definition of § 205.151(a)(2)(ii) (moped-type street motorcycles) refer to noise emissions measured in accordance with the measurement methodology specified in Appendix I-2.
(c) Low noise emission product standard. For the purpose of Low-Noise-Emission Product certification pursuant to 40 CFR part 203, motorcycles procured by the Federal government after the following dates must not produce noise emissions in excess of the noise levels indicated:
(1) For street motorcycles with engine displacement greater than 170 cc:
Date A-weighted noise level (dB)
(i) January 1, 1982 73
(ii) January 1, 1989 71
(2) For off-road motorcycles with engine displacements greater than 170 cc:
Date A-weighted noise level (dB)
(i) January 1, 1982 75
(3) For off-road motorcycles with engine displacement 170 cc and lower and street motorcycles with engine displacement 170 cc and lower that do not meet the definition of § 205.151(a)(2)(ii):
Date A-weighted noise level (dB)
(i) January 1, 1982 71
(4) For street motorcycles that meet the definition of § 205.151(a)(2)(ii) (moped-type street motorcycles):
Date A-weighted noise level (dB)
(i) January 1, 1982 60
These levels refer to noise emissions as measured in accordance with the measurement methodologies specified in appendix I. LNEP's must also meet all requirements contained in paragraphs (a)(3), (4), and (5), of this section.
(Secs. 10 and 15 of the Noise Control Act, (42 U.S.C. 4909, 4914))

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