Originally Posted by helotaxi
You blokes are lucky in that you don't have to deal with the national implications of a bunch of shysters posing as eco-nuts in California and the scam that they have going with the California Air Resource Board. The US EXC is a result of these meddling asshats. The rest of the world only got the XC-W and none of the PITA "smog reducing" crap. All this while it's still perfectly OK to drive an outdated POS car that pollutes more in a day than all the dirtbikes will in a year...and let's not get started on the fraud of "oxygenated gas".
Sadly those in california don't have the EXC vs XCW choice for a plate bike.