What does the term "rice rocket" mean?


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The term "rice rocket" refers to sport motorcycles that are made in Japan. Variants of the term include "rice burner" and "ricer," referring to other types of sports vehicles that are of Asian origin.

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The term "rice burner" is considered to denote a racist stereotype by some as it associates Japanese-made cars with the assumed diet of the general population. Another variation of the term is "riced out," which is used to denigrate overly cosmetically modified cars that give the false impression of high performance. The term's supposed racist stereotype has been denied by some who claim that it is a mild put-down rather than being overtly racist.

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