It remains to be seen how the new Tiger 1200 and all its variants will be homologated in Europe but there are guesses that the all-new Tiger 1200 be around 96 – 97 decibels.
In some parts of Europe, a maximum stationary noise level of 95 decibels is required (preferably lower). The bike will not be allowed on a growing number of roads if it has a high noise level.
What is European Homologation?
As part of the Euro 5 requirements, a dynamic noise level measurement is used in the homologation process in Europe, but some countries have chosen to use a stationary noise limit instead.
Why is it important?
Some motorcycle buyers who live in Austria or Germany may find this to be a deal-breaker because their country requires motorcycles to have a stationary noise level of 95 decibels and below.
Also, what good is a motorcycle if it can’t be used in some parts of Europe?