I easy understood some guy feel strange Japanese market, but there was long history.
Bosozoku was the political problem long ago then
The Japanese manufacturers voluntary make some restriction and have an UNRITTEN agreement with the Japanese government not to sell any motorcycles with over 750cc in Japan with 77ps restriction.
Therefore, some importer re-import for the demanded customer and we need to pay a lot, in case of import model NO limitation on motor size and max power in resistration.
In Kawasaki, 72 Z1 900 is the good example, so called Z2 750 is only available in Japan direct delivery from Kawasaki and oter example in automotive is NISSAN GTR is equiped 180kph and 280ps remitter in Japan market.
We also ununderstandable and feel strenge.
App. 5-6years ago restriction was gone on motor size by the discussion Japanese manufacturers and Japanese government reason from less compatition with HD and others, but regarding max power strong restriction is valid.
You will able to find some discription with "Japan motorcycle restricted 750" in the internet.
Last edited by kzdaytona; 02-14-2015 at 12:53 AM.