Not Japanese but Chinese, EP Barrus sell their motorcyles!!
However... I've got one!! ... Someone had to
Following invaluable help from Peters and May ( recommended by Zippy )
who got it from Florida, and Danny SLucher of Morgan Equipment who handled the sale despite being evacuated because of 2 hurricanes, I am now the proud owner of a Zongshen BDE6 Diesel Outboard.
My current knowledge
It weighs 132lbs - feels heavier.
It's air cooled diesel
It's got electric start
The manual's nearly english
The duty was 19% not 2.7% as quoted initially by C&E
I need something substantial to hang it off !!
I hope to try it out on a rescue boat for the local S.C. as the RIb's winterised
(that's my excuse).
Progress (and hopefully some photo's ) soon
wish me luck!! ( I think I may need it)
(first impression is russian rockets (Soyuz??) vs Apollo i.e built like a brick s**thouse!!