It is new 2013. And I did lots of research into it to see if there would be problems registering in CA. I called the DMV and they didn't really know so they referred me to the Vehicle Registration Special Processing Unit, according to them if it's CARB certified I won't have any problems.
I called Polaris corporate to find out what if any emissions equipment are different, they said that all their bikes for 2013 are 50 state legal.
CA DMV website says if the bike is CARB certified then it's all good, you can check the tag on the bike or the owners manual to find out.
I was able to look up the 2012 and 2014 (not the 2013, go figure) Owner's manual and in both it states that all bikes are CARB certified.
An excerpt from page 91 of the 2014 owners manual (on page 102 in the 2012 manual I think, worded slightly differently but with the same meaning)
"VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., (hereinafter VICTORY) warrants that each new 2010 and
later VICTORY Motorcycle that includes as standard equipment a headlight, taillight and stoplight, and is street
A. is designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial retail purchases with all applicable regulations of the United States environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board"
If someone has a 2013 Owner's manual and can verify that it says it in there, that would make me feel a little more comfortable, but I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to get it registered.
The San Diego dealer is telling me that I won't be able to register it and it does make me a little nervous but I think they are trying to scare me into paying their ridiculous price.
I know not everyone at the DMV knows what they are talking about but I've checked with several sources so I hope I'm good. We'll find out I guess and I'll let you guys know.
Anybody know for sure that some of the bikes are not CARB certified and actually know exactly what emissions equipment is different?