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Old 07-10-2022, 09:10 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
That is not how US emission regulations work. There is no "grandfathering" of vehicles, every new vehicle must meet the emission requirements for the model year it is labeled

The reason we still have motorcycles with carbs in 2022 is that US motorcycle emission regulations haven't changed since 2010 and motorcycles smaller than 280cc have even more lenient regulations than larger bikes. Our emission regulations are a blend of Euro 1 and 2 depending on the pollutant.

That will likely change soon as CARB is in the process of adopting Euro V regulations.
how do you explain the dr650 and the old klr 650? they didn't pass current emissions either but i am under the explanation that their original update in whatever year it was introduced is still compliant as long as it doesn't update the bike.
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