Austrian police have pulled over a motorbike which had had the silencers removed to make it louder than a pneumatic drill and with the message “f*ck you Greta” written on the saddlebags.
The motorbike was stopped by cops who registered that it was emitting 121 dB of sound, making it louder than a pneumatic drill or a fighter jet.
A police spokesman who confirmed that the bike had been stopped in the Liefering area of the Austrian Sound Of Music city Salzburg said: “The motorbike could be heard coming from a long distance away.”
They said on the saddlebags of the Belgian registered motorbike the message to the climate activist Greta Thunberg was written.
A closer inspection found that the exhaust consisted of 2 modified pipes without any silencer.
A test on the level of sound found that it was 121 dB which is far above the allowed 19 dB for a motorbike according to Austrian law.
Police confiscated the licence plates to stop the man using the modified bike and he now faces charges.
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