40 CFR § 205.158 - Labeling requirements.

§ 205.158 Labeling requirements.


(1) The manufacturer of any vehicle subject to this subpart must, at the time of manufacture, affix a label, of the type specified in paragraphs (a)(2), (3), and (4) of this section, to all such vehicles to be distributed in commerce.

(2) The label must be plastic or metal and be welded, riveted, or otherwise permanently attached in a readily visible position.

(3) The label must be affixed by the vehicle manufacturer to the vehicle in such a manner that the label cannot be removed without destroying or defacing it, and must not be affixed to any piece of equipment that is easily detached from such vehicle.

(4) The label must be lettered in the English language in legible block letters and numerals, which must be of a color that contrasts with the background of the label.

(5) The label must contain the following information:

(i) The label heading: Motorcycle Noise Emission Control Information;

(ii) The statement:

This ______ (model year) ______ (model specific code) motorcycle, ______ (serial number), meets EPA noise emission requirements of ______ (noise emission standard) dBA at ______ (closing rpm) rpm by the Federal test procedure. Modifications which cause this motorcycle to exceed Federal noise standards are prohibited by Federal law. See owner's manual.

(6) The model specific code is limited to ten spaces which includes three spaces for the manufacturer's abbreviation (see paragraph (a)(7) of this section), three spaces for the class identification, and four spaces for the advertised engine displacement respectively.

(7) All motorcycle manufacturers shall use the following abbreviations in their model specific code.

Bultaco BUL
Can-Am Bombardier CAB
Chaparral CHA
Cheeta CHE
Ducati DUC
Harley Davidson HAR
Heald HEA
Hercules HER
Hodaka HOD
Honda HON
Husqvarna HUS
Kawasaki KAW
Laverda LAV
Moto Benilli BEN
Moto Guzzi GUZ
Moto Morini MOR
MV Agusta MVA
Norton Triumph TRI
Rokon ROK
Suzuki SUZ
Yamaha YAM

(8) Moped manufacturers only shall use the following abbreviations in their model specific code.

Benelli BEL
Califfo CAL
Carabela CAR
Cimatti CIM
Columbia COL
E-Z Rider EZR
Flying Dutchman FLY
Foxi FOI
Gadabout GAD
Garelli GAR
Gitane GIT
Honda HON
Indian IND
Intramotor INT
Italvelo ITA
Kreidler KRE
Lazer LAZ
Malagati MAL
Morini MOI
Motobecane/Solex MBE
Moto Guzzi GUZ
Negrini NEG
Odyssey ODY
Pacer PAC
Pack-A-Way PAK
Peugeot PEU
Puch PUC
Riviera RIV
Sachs SAC
Safari SAF
Scorpion SCO
Smily SMI
Snark SNA
Speed Bird SPE
Sprinter SPR
SuVega SUV
Tomas TOM
Vaespa VES
Yankee Peddler YAN

(9) If a new motorcycle manufacturer begins production of vehicles subject to this regulation, the Administrator will assign him a 3-letter manufacturer abbreviation as soon as reasonably practical after his existence is known to the Agency.

(b) Any vehicle manufactured in the United States solely for use outside the United States must be clearly labeled in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a) (2), (3), and (4) of this section with the statement; “For Export Only”.

(c) Any competition motorcycle as defined in § 205.151(a)(3), shall be labeled in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a)(1), (2), (3) and (4) of this section with the statement:

This motorcycle is designed for closed course competition use only. It does not conform to U.S. EPA motorcycle noise standards.

(d) It will be permissible for manufacturers to meet the requirements of this section by consolidating these labeling requirements with other government labeling requirements in one or more labels, provided the provisions of paragraphs (a) (2), (3) and (4) of this section are met.

[45 FR 86708, Dec. 31, 1980, as amended at 47 FR 57721, Dec. 28, 1982]