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Old 02-12-2023, 07:45 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Some motorcycles such as the Honda XR 650 still available there would not be roadworthy if they were also available in Brazil right now. Even though US-spec cars have to follow stricter regulations than Brazilian-market ones, when it comes to motorcycles it seems like a greater amount of leniency is shown.
Ah - yes, the USA lags most of the world in emission and safety regulations. Our emission regulations were last changed in 2010 and even then they were years (maybe a decade) behind euro regulations. We are also just about the only wealthy nation that does not require motorcycles to have ABS. Even some middle and even low income nations require ABS today.
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