The CRF450X, other Honda dirt bikes, meet California emissions standards

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American Honda is proud to announce that it continues to offer a number of dirt bike models that meet the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) new emissions standards for 2022.

CARB's updated rules eliminate new Red Sticker vehicle sales for model year 2022 and onward. That means model-year 2022 and later off-highway vehicles that are not Green Sticker-compliant will not be allowed to operate in California State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRAs).

Green Sticker is the registration used by off-road vehicles in public lands. Basically, SVRAs are national parks in which off-road vehicles can be driven on, California laws state.

Honda said the CRF450X continues to be eligible for a Green Sticker, and may be legally ridden year-round at SVRAs.

Suitable for trail riding, the CRF450X performs at such a high level that it's also capable in competition, having amassed 14 victories in the Baja 1000, including the last six editions, Honda added.

The CRF450X is powered by a 449cc liquid-cooled engine that nets 44.8hp and 43Nm of torque. The dirt bike has 346 millimeters of ground clearance.

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Honda-CRF-bikes

The entire CRF Trail family, composed of the CRF50F, CRF110F, CRF125F and CRF250F (below), also remains Green Sticker compliant. The road-legal CRF450RL may also be legally used in California SVRAs.

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Honda-CRF250F

"With CARB's changing regulations, we've heard from a number of customers who are concerned about being able to ride their dirt bikes in California public riding areas, but many Honda models are already Green Sticker compliant," American Honda Manager of Sports and Experiential Brandon Wilson said.

"We've moved our off-road line in this direction over the past several years, enabling us to offer one of the powersports industry's more substantial lineups of Green Sticker-compliant models.

"Equipping off-highway vehicles with the necessary clean-running technology isn't always easy, but doing so is an important way of protecting the environment and keeping public riding areas beautiful," he added.

Honda's lineup of Green Sticker-compliant powersports products isn't limited to two-wheel models, as many Honda ATVs and side-by-sides can also be used year-round in California's public off-road areas, Honda America added.

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CRF-Rally-2

Here in the country, the CRF lineup is made by the CRF300, CRF300L, and the CRF1100 Africa Twin.

Photos from American Honda

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