Friday, May 15, 2009
California Could Require Smog Checks For Motorcycles
The Los Angeles Times reports the state of California may require motorcycles manufactured in the 2000 model year and later to pass smog checks.
The California Senate introduced SB 435 in February, which would go into effect in 2012 if passed. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who rode motorcycles in his movie career and for fun, would also have to sign the bill.
Health and environmental groups say smog checks for motorcycles would reduce smog, but motorcycle-rights groups, dealers and manufacturers say it could infringe on the right of motorcycle riders and hurt the sale of bikes.
Source: The Los Angeles Times and MotorcycleBloggers.com