“It is always a special situation in which a motorcycle is perceived as loud.”
Opponents are forming, Corona is bagging industry. Nevertheless, BMW wants to become number one in the premium motorcycle market. A conversation with Markus Schramm, head of BMW Motorrad.
Mr. Schramm, we are both motorcyclists. I don’t know about you, I’m feeling more and more guilty. The noise debate is getting louder.
No, I don’t feel that way. Standard motorcycles produce almost identical noise emissions to passenger cars under normal traffic conditions. It is always a special situation in which a motorcycle is perceived as loud.
If, for example, you accelerate strongly in a quiet area. There is a clear connection to the usage behavior of the drivers. There is also another important influencing factor, namely unauthorized exhaust systems.