You need to dual register it
Meaning you'll pay two fees. A green sticker reg fee and your plate reg fee.
Get your lights signed off. Vin and smog sticker verification. Statement of fact sheets filled out.
There's a whole step by step process from calif dual sport web site. I'll try to find it for you
Technically any green sticker bike is plateable.
Just cost more To reg
Just did my '14 wr 450. Even with the emissions sticker that says off road use only!
DMV is clueless to this process. Need to pt and walk them through
I would not thumb my nose at the DMV as they may not be as "clueless" as you think. Let sleeping dogs lie and don't boast about what many have done.