Technology / Motorcycle / Homologation: Homologate means "to approve, especially to confirm officially." Homologation is the approval process of the governing body over a competitive race. The process certifies that each of the competiting motorcycles (or automobiles) have met all the prescribed racing standards. In racing series that are "production-based," (that is, the vehicles entered in the series are based on production vehicles for sale to the public), homologation entails not only compliance with a racing series technical guidelines (for example, engine displacement, chassis construction, suspension design and such) but it often includes minimum levels of sales to ensure that vehicles are not designed and produced solely for racing in that series. Since such vehicles are primarily intended for the race track, use on public roadways is generally a secondary design consideration, except as required to meet government regulations.