My 01WR426 gets a red sticker here in Cal. This means I can only ride my bike during certain months of the year depending on where the riding area is. My bike has a spark arrestor stock pipe with a thumper racing turndown tip and is all stock otherwise. I love my WR426 but to drive 2 hours just to get turned away because I have a red sticker is just pissing me off. I am thinking of going KTM 400 EXC. How is it that KTM can build a killer bike and still get a green sticker? Oh yeah it also has a electric start and weighs a little less then my WR. It also costs about 1000$ more and is tougher to find parts for but at least you can ride it where ever and whenever with out having the red sticker B.S. to deal with. I have contacted some KTM dealers and eventhough I love my WR California laws may have just sold a KTM. If this red sticker law here in Cal is here to stay Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Kawi better get it in gear or they are gonna loose sales. Other manufactuers make green sticker bikes that can be ridden year round even dualsported and perform just as well. When will Japan make one?