Motorcycles and Scooters

Over 21 million motorcycles, scooters and other two-wheeled motorized vehicles are manufactured annually. Deteriorating air quality in concentrated population areas has prompted increasing legislation regulating exhaust emissions of two-wheeled vehicles.
The European Union and some developing countries, such as China, India and Taiwan, where motorcycles and scooters are increasingly replacing bicycles and foot traffic, already regulate their exhaust emissions. In the United States, the California Air Resources Board has already adopted new emissions standards for 280cc and larger motorcycles starting with the 2004 model year, with additional reductions required in 2008.

These regulations require manufacturers to implement new technologies. Using the KSI ignition system, manufacturers can reduce emissions on both two-stroke and four-stroke engines significantly and cost-effectively, while meeting the size and operating characteristics inherent in motorcycles and scooters.