Yes, they do. California is probably the only state that is allowed to design its own emission standards. And therefore, their laws and regulations are very strict for all categories of vehicles. Hence, motorcycles should also be smogged after every two years in California.
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Should motorcycles be required to get smog checks?
If motorcycle smog checks become law, the vehicles would join light-duty diesel trucks, which will be subject to smog checks beginning next year, and, potentially, older vehicles. A tougher measure, AB 859, is also working its way through the Legislature. It would require smog checks every year, rather than every other year.
What year vehicle does not need smog inspection?
Vehicle Registration Renewal Your vehicle does not need a smog inspection if your: Gasoline-powered vehicle is a 1975 year model or older (This includes motorcycles and trailers.) Diesel-powered vehicle is a 1997 and older year model OR with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 pounds.
Do I need a smog certificate to sell a car?
Similar to transferring vehicles, selling vehicles does not require smog certifications for gasoline-powered vehicles 8 years old or less*; the new owner will pay the smog transfer fee. Diesel-powered vehicles are not included in this exemption.
Do I need a smog check to register my car in California?
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires new residents to bring their vehicles to a smog inspection station (see Completing a Smog Check in California below) for a smog check before registering their vehicles, which must be completed within 20 days of establishing residency.