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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2020, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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EU vs US Manufacture Specs

My wife just "forced" me to buy her a Spyder RT here in Germany. We'll be here for at least another 3.5 yrs. Can anyone tell me if there are some modifications required when it comes time to return to the US? Is there a way to find out if the RT we bought is to US specs?
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You won't be able to know until you decide exactly where in the US you will be coming TO.
And then you would need to check with the DMV to be sure.

But in general if a State or City/County does not have mandatory emissions testing, there should be no problem.

NOW.....as for the wisdom of shipping a 4 year old machine from Germany.......probably not something that I would do.

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Thank you for the info. We'll be heading back to Ga. The county we live in does not have emissions testing yet. The Spyder is something my wife always wanted and the shipping concerns regarding cost vs value is not of concern. The shipping cost will not be out of my pocket and the way she is with her vehicles, it will probably be in excellent condition.
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The shipping cost will not be out of my pocket .............
If this is a military situation, then the cost will be out of MY pocket, right ?

There is a lot of plastic body work on an RT......and I probably would not ship one that far even if I wasn't paying the cost.

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Thank you for the info. We'll be heading back to Ga. The county we live in does not have emissions testing yet. The Spyder is something my wife always wanted and the shipping concerns regarding cost vs value is not of concern. The shipping cost will not be out of my pocket and the way she is with her vehicles, it will probably be in excellent condition.
I dont think you will have a problem. They all meet US standards.
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The best recommendation I could give you is to call BRP's Can-Am help line and see if they will put you in touch with one of their Product Managers in Quebec. That individual would probably be able to tell you what the differences are. I agree with one of the earlier replies to your question. Even though there seems to be some effort to standardize vehicle emission and safety standards across the world, we're not there yet. You may find that compliance with U.S. regulations are so costly that it may be better to sell the Spyder before you leave Germany and purchase a new one when you return here. My guess that they cost quite a bit more in Europe and you may be able to break even or even come out ahead financially following that approach.
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