That makes no difference to what is being dicussed in this thread none of the bikes do and it doesn't stop people from plating them.Does it meet or exceed the current emissions standards for road use in any developed country? I think no.
If we were talking about old bikes pre pollution control then I would agree with you, but new bikes have to be imported unless you buy domestic or build it yourself and I'm pretty sure there are laws against importing road vehicles that do not comply with any emission standards and require documentation detailing compliance of the imported goods, typically in Canada authorities go the cheap route and adopt the current California standards :| unless something has changed in the last decade or two. So ya it really does relate to what motorcycle models are potentially street legal and what machines outright conflict with the rules. Two strokes inherently burn oil regardless of how clean the fuel can be made to burn. I know many people don't care to believe that EPA rules and carbon taxes exist here, I try to at least comply.That makes no difference to what is being dicussed in this thread none of the bikes do and it doesn't stop people from plating them.
Maybe it's just me but that "Useful Life/Warranty*" years and km is a pretty silly way to rate something that should be rated in hours of operation.... 30,000km without a rebuild.
Yeah, I maintained my previous KTM EXC based on hours and never mileage so I agree with that. No idea why they use KM instead of miles at that point but here is another link directly from the EPA which is again in KM [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Tahoma,Calibri,Geneva,sans-serif]https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2004-01-15/pdf/04-6.pdf [/FONT]Maybe it's just me but that "Useful Life/Warranty*" years and km is a pretty silly way to rate something that should be rated in hours of operation.
add: also curious how the distance is expressed in km considering USA EPA publications would normally state miles.
... this one is also interesting: https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100OA0I.pdf
apparently they know how many hours of operation an ATV or snowmobile should be but off-highway motorcycles draws a blank :|
The following Beta motorcycle models appear on the Beta USA web site under the heading "Street Legal Off Road"
350 RR-S, 390RR-S, 430RR-S and 500RR-S ( -S is the 'street legal' designation) all are based on the same 4-stroke engine btw,
so unless your Beta -S was imported into Canada as an off-road vehicle only, then it should be pretty easy to bring that model bike into line with Canadian DOT requirements for a blue plate vehicle.
This would not be a case of a dealer turning a blind eye to the rules so no, it should not reflect badly on the dealer if they are selling blue plated Beta -S bikes, anything else would be very "grey market".
... I suspect the specs are being expressed in metric because they intend to conform to Euro standards which are currently more stringent then N.A.
My Montesa trials bike is street legal in Europe where they actually understand what a trials tire is :| hopefully DOT USA and Canada will also comply with that ruling some day and remove the "off road use only in USA and Canada" tire branding on 1 and 2 ply knobby tires.
They are all imports! there are practically no motorcycles manufactured in Canada for domestic use :| we're an underdeveloped country.In order to be registered for on-road use it must have the Transport Canada round 'Maple Leaf' sticker and the VIN must be on the approved list.
People may be getting around this, but technically is illegal and I don't know how they do it. Maybe as an import ?