when doing some searches I was not able to find out if there really were all the emissions stuff on the European bike but now I can confirm that it does. (okay, one guy said it did and another not so here is the tie-break!) removed it this weekend (leaving some blood on the radiator in the process - rookie mechanic!) and now she's a rocket! grey wire, throttle-stop, pea-shooter removed, air-box cutouts and some 98 octane! later! daniel ps anybody ride in northern Italy, Slovenia, Austria or Croatia??? I would like to get in some enduro rides before I turn my bike into supermoto.... I really miss the endless trails in BC, Canada!