Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Modena, , Italy
Well, it's the same old story. You read power and (lack of) weight figures, mainly in the Japanese depliants, and get all excited. Then comes the real thing, and by some sort of magic, during the sea crossing, some ponies became pounds.
I don't really know about US, but here in Europe we do have pretty different homologation procedures and standards from Japan. It's not really cheating, but in the country of the rising sun power is measured without end cans and lots of other things, and weight doesn't include most of the parts that may be different from one country to the other. BMWs, Ducatis, Aprilias and such usually are much closer to the manufacturers' claimed specs.
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