Be Aware: A new law in custom
motorcycles for 2006 In December 2003, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency
(EPA) published a Final Rulemaking (FRM) established more stringent emission
standards for highway motorcycles for the year of 2006.
higher emissions standard for all manufactured motorcycles for 2006, the other
major item in EPA 420 is a once-in-a-lifetime exemption for a custom motorcycle
(Special Construction) for your own personal use, as long as you don't sell it
for least five years.
This EPA rule allows for the construction of your
custom motorcycle and it refers to your lifetime. You are allowed one
EPA-exempt custom motorcycle that has no restrictions on how and when it may be
used under this rule. The exemption is for the motorcycle owner's lifetime.
Under this federal law, you are not allowed to sell your EPA-exempt
special construction motorcycle for five years after the date or final
assembly, even in case of death, bankruptcy, or divorce. After five years, your
EPA-exempt motorcycle can be sold. If you do sell your EPA-exempt motorcycle,
you will not be allowed to own another exempt special construction motorcycle.
The new regulations will only affect new motorcycles produced for the
2006 and later model years. Anything manufactured prior to the 2006 model year
will not be affected and will remain legal to own and operate.
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