SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Patriot Motorcycle announced Corporation on Jan. 17 it has received Environmental Protection Agency certification for its Steed and Patriot V-Twin lines of custom and production V-Twin street bikes fitted with 111, 117 and 124 cubic inch displacement engines.
“For the first time in 22 years, as of Jan. 1, , the EPA has substantially tightened up on motorcycle emissions,” said Steve Moonitz, director of product development and compliance for Patriot Motorcycle Corporation.
“The testing and certification procedures that Patriot underwent are the same as those for industry leaders Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Victory and Yamaha ... and we are pleased to have met and/or surpassed these strict new standards,” adds Moonitz.
The EPA certificate issued to Patriot documents that the company's custom and production V-Twin street bikes are exhaust-emission legal in 49 states. Patriot's remaining application for California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval also has been submitted for review and is currently pending. The new regulations also affect the exemptions for all new custom, kit and limited-production (less than 25) motorcycles.
The newly formed Patriot Street Bike Division includes both the original Steed custom 300 series and the Patriot(TM) V-Twin Musclebikes(TM) 200 series models that will be unveiled at the upcoming V-Twin Dealer Expo (Feb. 4-6, Cincinnati, OH) and Dealer Expo 2006 (Feb. 18-20, Indianapolis, IN).
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