The thing I wonder though is, if like any other bike that is imported into the USA the Husky's are corked to be withing the legal emissions limits. A big red pig in Europe for example comes with 61 little wild horses pulling you forward and that is unheard of here ... you never get one from a normal Honda dealer that has more than 46 little tamed horses.
It would be interesting to find out if that is so for Husky as well.
ive owned ALOT of bikes, and the husky is the loudest stocker ive ever had. i think the "street legality" of the huskys is questionable at best. i think they are only legal because of a loop hole.
i HIGHLY doubt anyone from the DOT, EPA, or CRAP(whatever...) checked these things for emissions or decibles... Husky is small enough to possible get in "under the radar". whereas somebody like Honda... which sells millions of units world wide-- must take in all that legal crap/ liability issues/ environmental concerns sometimes from the very inception of the vehicle.
thus, i think- as a stocker... the husky is alot closer to the edge than any jap street legal bike could ever be.
my humble opine