Tim, it would have been true if they would have left the engines stock. They are perfectly fine out of the box. I know because I bought by first CRS in 02 to race the SKUSA protour. It was great that way. Its not the engines fault that we must send them to an engine builder to work it up and add $3000 to the price tag. But thats they way it worked out, just like built moto and now even stock moto. The engine builders will always have there chance to make the engine better and good for them, they need work to.