|Manufacturer||Asian, esp. Japanese|
|Also called||Rice machine, rice rocket, rice grinder, or ricer|
Rice burner is a pejorative describing Japanese-made—or by extension, Asian-made—motorcycles and automobiles. The term is often defined as offensive or racist stereotyping. In some cases users of the term assert that it is not offensive or racist, or else treat the term as a humorous, mild put-down rather than a racial slur. Variations are rice rocket, used mostly but not exclusively for superbike motorcycles from Japan, rice machine, rice grinder or simply ricer.
The pejorative is often intended to denigrate cars which have been modified cosmetically to give a false impression of high performance, but are not actually capable of it. The accusation behind this is that the car has been customized with the intent to fool people. The term is most often used against East Asian-made vehicles where the population is presumed to subsist on a diet of rice. Riced out means, "overmodifying a sports compact, usually with oversized or ill- matched exterior appointments".
- Ah Beng (Singapore/Malaysia)
- Boy racer (UK)
- Tuner Car
- Import scene
- Street racing
- antonym: sleeper
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