Highway Motorcycle Certification Requirements
page last reviewed August 24, 2016
|This page provides a list of emission-related
regulations, test procedures, Manufacturers Advisory Correspondences
(MACs), and related documents applicable to highway motorcycles (HMC),
also known as on-road or "street" motorcycles, and is primarily for the
interest and needs of manufacturers and others that are required to
obtain certification from ARB. For more public-oriented materials,
please visit our On- and
Certification Enforcement Program page.
sign up to the new Mobile Source Mailouts and MAC list server. By doing this, you
will be notified when a new Mobile Source Mailout (e.g. proposing a new
rule or amending an existing rule) or MAC (e.g. providing ARB's policy
decisions and interpretations of the regulations and test procedures)
has been posted to the Mobile Source Mailouts or MAC webpages. These
email notices can replace any of the mobile source hard copy mailing
lists on which you may already be.
summarizing the process by which motorcycle manufacturers can certify
their vehicles for sale in California. (PDF
- 1870K) Printer friendly
version. (PDF - 608K)
in California Health & Safety Code, Section 39041, also in California
Vehicle Code, Section 400.
||The California emissions regulations for HMC are in
Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 1958 (13
emissions regulations are in 13
||13 CCR 1958
references the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA's) test
procedures in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 86, Subparts
E and F. These procedures are available from the U.S. EPA's Motorcycle web page.
Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and
Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles (PDF - 887K)
emissions labeling requirements are in 13
motorcycle emissions warranty requirements are in 13
2035, et seq.
Purpose, Applicability, and Definitions.
Defects Warranty Requirements.
Emissions Control System Warranty Statement.
Vehicle Owner Obligations.
Mediation; Finding of Warrantable Condition.
Parts List. (PDF - 34K)
|Fuel Fill Pipe
||The fuel fill pipe
specifications are in 13
||Specifications for Fill Pipes and
Openings of 1977 Through 2014 Motor
Vehicle Fuel Tanks (PDF - 597K)
for Fill Pipes and Openings of 2015 and Subsequent Motor
Vehicle Fuel Tanks (PDF - 66K)
||Fuel fill pipe application (PDF - 81K)
||Executive Order G-70-16-E, fuel fill pipe
specification exemption (PDF - 59K)
||MAC 86-06, Assigned
evaporative deterioration factor (PDF - 137K)
||MAC 82-03, Evaporative deterioration factor
determination (PDF - 105K)
||MAC 81-005, Motorcycle certification procedures (PDF - 254K)
||MAC 81-002, Evaporative component bench aging
procedures (PDF - 263K)
||MAC 80-1, Alternate diurnal temperature profile (PDF - 233K)
||MAC 77-8, Motorcycle line and model (PDF - 70K)
|Mail-outs ||Letter CMC-2016-064, Screening
Test For Highway Motorcycles And Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles. (PDF
15-07, Streamlined Certification
Process For Carryover And Partial Carryover Certification Applications (PDF - 184K)
California Certification Procedures for Highway Motorcycle Engines (PDF - 71K)
||MSO 2008-01, Compliance Assistance and
Certification Workshop for Highway Motorcycles, Off-Highway
Recreational Vehicles, and Small Off-Road Engines and
Equipment. (PDF - 35K)
||MSO 2007-03, New
Requirement to Report Carbon Dioxide Emissions from 2008 and Subsequent
Model Year California Certified Vehicles and Engines (PDF - 85K)
|For more information regarding highway motorcycle
certification, please contact Steven
Hada at (626) 575-6641.