The XR 650 is a green sticker bike. I really wanted the DRZ-E with a street plate, but found it not available in Calif like you said Red sticker only. Started looking at the XR's and decided on the 400 to save some weight. The dealer I bought from in LA was willing to sell either bike with a plate with the addition of the Baja Designs kit. BTW I checked the vin #'s on quite a few XR's and found none with a C or 3 in the 8th position.