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    Greenlings: Which is greener, having two wheels or four?
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    Vespa S 50 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So, you want to go green. There are many obvious ways to reduce your environmental impact, and one of them is by driving a cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicle. But that raises a number of questions, doesn't it? What are your choices when ...

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    Motorcycle Industry Council: Two-wheelers are green
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    2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 - Click above to enlarge
    We often hear debates about the merits of riding motorcycles and scooters for environmental reasons. For sure, older bikes manufactured before emissions equipment were prevalent are significantly more polluting than most modern automobiles. On ...

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    Mandatory California motorcycle emissions testing dropped
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    A few months ago, California State Senator Fran Pavley introduced legislation that would have required regular smog checks for motorcycles larger than 280 cc and newer than model year 2000. That mandate was planned to go in effect in the year 2012, but that's now changed.Ongoing discussions in the ...

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    Does a scooter pollute more than a HUMMER? Not likely
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    We've run across recent reports on the internet that suggest that scooters pollute more than HUMMERS (any SUV, really). If true, that would be a shot across the bow of many scooterists who like to think they are making a conscious effort to have a smaller impact on the environment. So, is it true? ...

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    Europe to introduce EURO 5 emission standards for motorcycles
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    Back in June of 2007, the powers-that-be in Europe officially introduced EURO 5 emissions regulations (.pdf link), and these standards are being phased into effect this year and next. Two-wheeled vehicles, such as mopeds, scooters and motorcycles, were not included in these requirements. As of ...

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    Lightning Motors and their lithium powered electric superbike
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    We have brought up the idea of saving money on gas by riding a motorcycle or scooter a few times now, and invariably, we get comments which state that motorcycles are worse for the environment than cars. Is that true? Not necessarily. Exhaust emissions are calculated in parts per million, and more ...

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    New EPA regulations for motorcycle emissions explained
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    For some, motorcycling is not just a hobby, but a way of life. And, there are quite a few, especially lately, who choose to make motorcycles their living. There were over a million motorcycles sold in 2005, which marks the 13th straight year of sales growth. So, the argument that the EPA should ...

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