Brake lines are black, so hard to tell in the pics if they are steel braided...does anyone know?
The new GSX-R has rubber brake lines, so that is still legal. Ducati has been doing braided steel lines on their bikes for a long time and I think the black sheathing is just to protect painted surfaces the lines might rub against.Pretty sure D.O.T., TUV, et al require braided lines (steel/Kevlar) which have to meet their respective requirements. Also pretty sure this has been status quo for quite some time now.
But that doesn't seem to matter to riders who gravitate to aftermarket ones with fancy colors and designs which will not improve braking performance. It will only be a cosmetic change in spite of what the vendors claim.