I have been looking into buying a bike from Canada. You can save over a $1,000 and it sounded pretty simple. I did however check with the dept of motor vehicles here in CA. They told me that Canadian bikes are not built to US standards and therefore cannot be registered in CA. I asked if this applied to other states, and she said yes, but most are not enforcing the rule,,,,except CA.Has anyone heard of this before? If so, how did you get around it? Here in CA we need registration to race at most events so it is important that I figure this out.