Why are motorcycles so loud?

Bikers claim noise is a safety feature. It isn’t.

Motorcycles exceed all noise limits acceptable in civil society not for safety reasons, but because many motorcycle riders are assholes.

Seriously, a lot of bike riders really value absurdly loud bikes because they like the sound and really, fuck anyone else.

There are two classes of riders which are dominated by assholes: Harley Davidson riders and squids.

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Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard

Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.