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Old 07-11-2022, 12:17 AM   #467 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hayden55 View Post
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.
The 2022 DR650 passes current 2022 US emission standards.

This is the 2022 Suzuki DR650's CARB certification.

HC+NOx = 0.67 g/km (Standard is 0.8 g/km)
CO = 8.1 g/km (Standard is 12 g/km)

Now the DR650 pollutes WAY more than a more modern bike but it still meets US regulations. Again, US emission standards haven't changed since 2010.

The 2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650 is certified at 0.12 HC+NOx and 0.7 g/km CO

Some motorcycles in the USA have become cleaner because the EU and other markets in the world require cleaner emissions. The USA isn't a large enough market to make a different version just for use so we get the Euro V version.

Others have been discontinued long ago in Europe but manufacturers keep cranking them out for the USA because the tooling is paid for and people still buy them.

This is all of CARB's certifications (They are called Executive Orders)
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