# You asked: What is the legal decibel limit for a motorcycle?

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## How loud is too loud for a motorcycle?

Researchers have found that people who are exposed over long periods of time to noise levels at 85 dBA or higher are at a much greater risk for hearing loss. Sounds at or below 70 dBA are generally considered safe.

## What is the decibel limit for motorcycles?

The outcome will for (almost) all motor be something above 50, which means that the sound limit for motorcycles is 77 dB(A).

## Are loud motorcycles against the law?

It is a violation of federal law to tamper with the emission control devices of motorcycles–even those devices that control their noise emissions (their mufflers). Excessively loud motorcycles are the result of the deliberate action of their owners to alter their exhaust system–which is illegal.

## What is 85 dB sound like?

How Loud Is 85 Decibels in Everyday Life. 85 decibels is a noise or sound level equivalent to that of a food blender, heavy traffic while you are in the car, a noisy restaurant, or a cinema.

## How loud can a exhaust be?

95 dbA is the legal limit for vehicle exhaust noise in California. Police officers can “exercise their judgment” in determining if your exhaust noise is over the legal limit. Most factory-installed exhaust systems even on powerful sports cars don’t exceed 75 decibels.

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## How loud is a Harley Davidson in dB?

A Harley out of the factory is 80 decibels. A Harley with straight pipes (no muffler) gives off 100 decibels, the same as a car horn at three feet according Purdue University. By comparison, an idling car emits 35-to-45 decibels and about 70 decibles at freeway speeds. But remember the decibel stem is logarithmic.

## What is the legal dB for motorcycle exhaust in UK?

In the UK, the noise limit for a motorbike is set at 80dB, with an extra 6dB added to account for mechanical noise.

## Can a motorbike be too loud?

“Motorcycle noise can be especially intrusive. Existing maximum noise limits for motorcycles are significantly higher than for cars, and even from June 1999, when a more stringent 80 dB(A) noise limit will be applied to new motor cycles over 175cc, limits will still be 6 dB(A) higher.