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84.789 REQUIREMENTS OF MAKERS OF OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES; SOUND EMISSIONS.

Subdivision 1.Identification number.

An off-highway motorcycle made after January 1, 1994, and sold in the state, must have a manufacturer's permanent identification number stamped in letters and numbers on the vehicle in the form and at a location prescribed by the commissioner.

Subd. 2.Registration number.

An off-highway motorcycle made after January 1, 1995, and sold in the state, must be designed and made to provide an area to affix the registration number. This area must be at a location and of dimensions prescribed by the commissioner.

Subd. 3.Sound emissions.

(a) On and after July 1, 2006, off-highway motorcycles, when operating on public lands, shall at all times be equipped with a silencer or other device that limits sound emissions according to this subdivision.

(b) Sound emissions of competition off-highway motorcycles manufactured on or after January 1, 1998, are limited to not more than 96 dbA and, if manufactured prior to January 1, 1998, to not more than 99 dbA, when measured from a distance of 20 inches using test procedures established by the Society of Automotive Engineers under Standard J-1287, as applicable.

(c) Sound emissions of all other off-highway motorcycles are limited to not more than 96 dbA if manufactured on or after January 1, 1986, and not more than 99 dbA if manufactured prior to January 1, 1986, when measured from a distance of 20 inches using test procedures established by the Society of Automotive Engineers under Standard J-1287, as applicable.

(d) Off-highway motorcycles operating in closed course competition events are excluded from the requirements of this subdivision.