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  author={H. D. Harvey and J O Hetherington and Andrew Woodside and Conor Jordan},
This paper describes how, it has long been recognized that motorcycles are a noisy form of transport with a cacophony of exhaust, tire and induction noise. As such, legislation has been introduced to decrease environmental levels. In order to meet these legislative requirements, manufacturers have been developing quieter machines, while simultaneously modern engineering principles have allowed increasingly faster motorcycles. It is this factor of great speed that is of concern to the motorcycle… 

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