Bikers are at risk of profound hearing loss, and the source of the problem isn’t what you think. It’s not the obnoxiously loud tail pipes, but wind noise that is damaging bikers’ hearing.
Motorcycle noise is not a first amendment right, so the end of Rolling Thunder’s annual loud ride through D.C. is not to be mourned. There are other ways to honor veterans than be damaging everyone’s hearing.
What should we do about intentional noise? Two recent op-eds talk about those who profess to love noise, noting they also enjoy ruining everybody else’s peace.
Loud motorcycle noise is a health hazard, yet we are held hostage by a selfish few who revel in it. What can you do? Click to find out.
Disturb everyone else with your noise, but protect yourself. That seems to be the message in this report on ear plugs for motorcyclists.
Quiet motorcycles? Yes. Tell your motorcycle-loving neighbor to buy one of these: an electric motorcycle. Harley-Davidson is working on one!