This is one for the Garda who post here.
Just wanted to ask how/if you are enforcing the 33BHP restriction on motorcycles? i.e. how are you checking when you have a motorcycle at a checkpoint that the bike is restricted?
We do not have any calibrated dyno's(rolling roads) in this country(no statute for how dyno's should be calibrated) nor do we have a uniform cert for restriction(neither does the current law state the need for one, only the bike must be restricted).
I know under section 20 you can test ride the bike, but unless you know how each bike behaves under restriction, how do you know if it is restricted or not.
for example on a suzuki gsf600 the one difference between restricted and unrestricted is the top speed, which on an unrestricted bike is 200kmph+ on a restricted bike it is 160kmph, both will accelerate at the same pace at up to the legal speed limit.
So really the only way to test this bike at the road side would be to ride it at dangerously high speeds.
so how is this law enforced?