An Edmonton bylaw has captured the interest of municipalities and people across the country who loathe the persistent rumbles and thunderclap starts of motorcycles on their roads. Edmonton’s city council is believed to be the first in North America to pass a bylaw requiring the muffling of motorcycle noise. Riders will be fined $250 if their motorcycles exceed 92 decibels while idling or 96 decibels while engaged. One hundred decibels is roughly equivalent to the sound made by a snowmobile or chainsaw. more : http://www.driving.ca/ottawa/Cities...e+noise/3141917/story.html?cid=megadrop_story news video : http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/video/index.html?releasePID=CjQffsEyuuzYIxL2LiM_TBeWam4eFWr0 Personally, I think it's a great idea. There is no reason whatsoever, that some of these bikes are louder then semi-trucks !