Main Motorcycle: '02 Sprint
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Palo Alto, CA
I know the 955's are not legal in all states, not sure about the new 1050's. You can check by going down to the dealer and looking for an emissions sticker that specifically says California compliant. If it's not there, the bike cannot be registered in California except for two situations.
1. You move to California, having purchased the bike elsewhere. If less than than 7500 miles on it, you may need to pay an air emissions penalty but at least you can register it.
2. You are a California resident and purchase the bike out of state with at least 7500 miles on it at time of purchase. Riding it back to California from point of purchase won't count. Sales document must say 7500+ on it.
I've sucessfully done the latter. If you want to do the former, you should re-confirm it.