According to the latest episode of Mythbusters, you can scratch environmentalism from your reasons to ride
: after comparing three bikes and three cars from the '80s, '90s, and '00s, it turns out that motorcycles produce more polluting carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitric oxide emissions than their four-wheeled counterparts. The (minor) silver lining? Bikes are more fuel efficient and produce less carbon dioxide than cars.
This isn't the first time we've heard such news, and given the ever-increasing governmental pressure on automotive emissions and the relatively lax state of affairs with motorcycle regulation, it's no wonder bikes are spewing more pollutants into the atmosphere... but does that make you change your riding habits?
Source: Discovery Channel
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