Costa Rica News – Riteve has intensified the control of emissions of gases on motorcycles. The limits to pass the gas tests have been modified.
The changes come from the new Road Safety Council guidelines that modify emission limit values for hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide for motorcycles. The limit for will be 2000 ppm, instead of 2,800 ppm as it was before.
The limit for carbon monoxide will be at 3% instead of 4.5%. As of 2018, a system for the recirculation of gases will be mandatory.
Motorcycles used to be seen differently by inspectors depending on whether they had two-stroke or four-stroke engines. Now only the year they entered the country will be seen.
Some other nations have banned the importation of two-stroke motorcycles because of their high level of pollutant emissions. This is not foreseen in Costa Rica.