Ya, he just meant that they were equal to the Street Trips. Although they should be better, as the FZ has radial mount calipers and the standard Street Trip does not. It (ST) does have steel braided lines stock though, the FZ does not. The Street Trip R has the best brakes stock of any bike I've ever ridden. They had a little, too much initial bite for my liking sometimes. When you own multiple bikes, and only one has brakes with that much bite, it can get you in a little trouble at times. An aftermarket pad choice, and braided lines will be a cheap and easy upgrade for the FZ.Caught that, not sure what he meant by that, they speak a little differently than us here in the states.