Originally Posted by 5hunge
I'm 99% certain that the Aussie EXC is the same bike as the Yankie XC-W with the street legal gear on it. The 500 XC-W USA is listed on my owners manual where the USA EXC is not. And that is a great thing.
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 All this while it's still perfectly OK to drive an outdated POS car that pollutes more in a day than all the dirtbikes will in a year...and let's not get started on the fraud of "oxygenated gas".