Originally Posted by motorcycledave1000
European version EXC doesn't look street legal, more like our XC-W. Has it always been this way?
Yes, all the European EXCs are like the American XC-Ws. You see the bikes in the website and all the promotional material without the road legal stuff (mirrors, big rear mud guard, blinkers, chain protector, etc) but they give you all the items in a bag when you purchase the motorbike, and you need to install all the items when you have to pass an inspection, which takes place (at least in Spain) after 4 years of use, and then every 2 years, or the bike will not pass the inspection
And... if a Law Enforcement Officer pulls you over without all the stuff, he/she can write several tickets...
The good thing is that our bikes do NOT have all the emissions junk that mostly all Americans have to remove from their KTMs... thank goodness!!