Wrong! Ever heard of Euro lll? No single four stroke will get past this W/O F.I. CAT converters too me thinks. CARB have already mandated similar limits .... as goes CARB so goes the EPA. (don't get me started on CARB ..... a created bureaucracy from the 70's whose mandate expired long ago but who've managed to create jobs for life for themselves:eek1 ... and now set the standards for EPA ... way too much power.) If these laws are not on the books yet, they most certainly will be by 2010. The Japanese know what is coming down and have ALWAYS been ahead of deadlines on emission regs. Follow their history, especially Honda with their very low emission designation started YEARS ago and scoring way under the limits. IMO, a liquid cooled, F.I. modern KLR650 similar to the current KLX250 would be pretty cool. Smaller, lighter, better stronger chassis, good comfort, better suspension, better fuel economy. All good, no? The KX450R is a revelation. Wish it was street legal to and made a bit more travel friendly. A "revised" KLR650 could follow that model but be more touring oriented. Just dreaming...... Cheers.