Putting safety issues aside, is it legal to ride a bike that only has a rear brake? Or does it require both a front and front?
Wrong. Sorry, Cosworth.cosworth said:One brake is required. Although, If the second brake is present and non-functional it's illegal.
Krunk said:Wrong. Sorry, Cosworth.
Please reference Motor Vehicle Act Regulation Division 5.02 (5):
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (1),...
Agreed, Cos. That's why I pointed out the discrepancy created by Division 7 of the regs. I thought that this point would make your above point self evident, but thanks for spelling it out for those of us who can't read and interpret legislation.cosworth said:If your bike is manufactured with one brake it's legal. Wrong, sorry, Krunk. The notwithstanding clause permits it for manufacturers and the resulting reg. prohibits people from removing brakes.
Not unlike the side pipes on cars being illegal, but you can get them stock on the Corvette, Viper and the Roush Mustang.
Only one thing I can say...doug said:lots of custom choppers are rear brake only.
they are custom, not production, but would probably get into the country somehow. since they end up with a certificate from where ever they are made, they have to be legal someplace.
OCC, WCC, and exile have all made rear brake only choppers.
bad example, but they are out there.
as stated, bad example.Krunk said:Only one thing I can say...
"That's not a motorcycle baby, that's a chopper..."
Krunk said:(5) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a motorcycle shall be equipped with a brake on each wheel in contact with the ground