So here in Washington State I can buy a new KTM two-stroke and the dealer will provide me a temporary paper plate, and, I'm told, the department of motor vehicles will eventually send me a permanent plate. Now I'd get pulled over pretty quick if I took the bike onto the highway, but I'd probably be okay on Forest Service roads. My question is given the bike doesn't meet EPA emissions standards, so technically shouldn't even be on public property if not racing, and that the VIN presumably indicates this to the DMV, why in the world would they send me a plate? I've known this to be the case for others, but I fear that I'd spend the money on a new bike only to have the DMV decide to enforce the EPA's ruling. Can anyone shed any light on how state DMV's practices are influenced by the EPA's ruling? Is my DMV free to ignore it, or are they simply choosing to turn the other cheek?