Originally Posted by Camelz
Hi PDL, do you think the same applies to kids motorbikes, ie shipping to the US?
There is no bike rental in Oman. There are a few for sale at the moment, including a very nice BMW 650 Dakar.
According to the regulations referenced on the USEPA site, there are relaxed rules that apply to motorcycles and recreational vehicles with displacements below 50cc. However, these small engines must still be certified and labelled according to US regulations. So unless the manufacturer has registered the engine with the USEPA, and the bike has the stickers, the customs inspector in the US will probably flag it. This set of regulations applies to NEW motorcycles. If you are a real masochist, you can read the regulations here http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/90
NOW, you may be able to bring in a limited number of USED, small off road motorcycles (nonconforming engines) under these regulations.40 CFR 90 - CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (that's under 25 hp) http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/1054.630
(You should read this one, especially SubPart G