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    Default MythBusters Proves Cars are Greener than Motorcycles



    There are many great reasons for owning a motorcycle. They cost less, are cheaper to run, easier to repair and easier to park. They even get better mileage and as a majority of commuter driving is alone, a motorcycle is all you need.

    While a typical motorcycle’s mpg numbers do make it seem like its better for the environment, Discovery Channel series “MythBusters” discovers that the relationship isn’t necessarily true.

    By testing three cars and three motorcycles, each one representing average benchmarks for 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, MythBusters performed tests to measure levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitric oxide emissions. While it is true that a motorcycle emits less carbon dioxide, it was revealed that motorcycles exhaled more carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitric oxide pollution than cars.

    To further improve motorcycle efficiency, the team at MythBusters even fitted their own aero bubble fairings onto the most efficient motorcycle in the episode in hopes to push the limits and see if it can compensate for its shortcomings. Even then, it was no match to cars in terms of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitric oxide emissions. Busted!
    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...les-video.html

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    WHOA WHOA WHOA

    You mean to tell me a 2 stroke straight through exhaust on a bike pollutes MORE than a car with multiple cats, egr systems and every other possible pollutant reduction method possible?

    SAY IT AINT SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's almost like saying a plane on a treadmill won't take off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LexISpooled View Post
    That's almost like saying a plane on a treadmill won't take off!
    It will take off. haha I remember that thread.

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    Lmao

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    Only because the govt doesn't involve itself to regular bike emissions like they do cars. I've also heard that cutting your grass is worse for the environment than driving your car for 3 hours.

    I hope they improve emissions on all engines soon. MPG is one metric, but the amount of nox and co2% is what's most harmful.

    I'm voting green again in 2 days! oh oh... I went there!

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