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Classic motorcycles emit 0.05% of UK CO2 emissions

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 at 15:30:00 UTC


Al Suttie

New report shows classic motorcycle emissions equivalent to a coffee per day

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A new report shows the most popular classic motorcycles in the UK are the Honda C90 and Triumph Bonneville, and all classic bikes combined emit 0.05% of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

Those emissions are equivalent to a return flight from London Portugal once per year or a takeaway coffee each day.

The report by loop also shows Honda is the most popular make of classic motorcycle in the UK, with 36,000 registered. This is followed by BSA, with 29,000 registered.

Alex Kefford, loop’s Technical Writer and author of the report, said: ’We’ve seen the effect popular culture has had on the rise and fall of the powered two-wheeler, as well as the impact of the occasional oil crisis. But what’s surprising is how intent bikers are on keeping their motorcycling heritage alive and on the road. In fact, the average age of a UK motorcycle is now more than 15 years – the oldest figure on record.’

The full report can be downloaded from loop’s website.

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