Sideburn contributor Takashi Urashima went to last weekend's Hot Rod and Custom Show, AKA The Mooneyes show, in Yokohama, Japan and sent photos of the dirt trackers and scramblers in attendance. Traditionally, this show has been all about traditional hot rods and custom cars, and the two-wheelers have been American V-twins. It's more of a car show, but the bike content is super high quality and offers inspiration to builders around the world. In recent years the organisers ha
Our friend Larry of New York City Motorcycles now lives in Japan. He reports from his first opportunity to ride with the Have Fun!! Flat Track club, that took place yesterday. Words and photos: Larry Morris (except where stated) Fuse Racing Kawasaki KSR135 Mini tracker and Kawasaki 250 on road racing wets Kawagoe, Japan 6 February 2022 It’s been a fair few years (in fact exactly a few years) since the stars aligned and I was able to get around an oval. Correction: a doughnut.
The TT/XT500 is a staple of US grassroots flat track in a way it isn't elsewhere in the world. They seem to be more scarce, more desirable and, consequently, more expensive elsewhere so they didn't make donor bikes in the same way, but they do look great. Many in the US retain a stock frame, often de-raked, though I think this is a Shell frame. We found these photos of the Japanese blog of Buddy Custom Cycles. You might remember Kazuo of Buddy Custom Cycles in SB36. I just wa
For sale in Japan, built by Sideburn columnist, Cheetah. We know someone who could help you export it too.. this is the spec Cheetah shared with us. HONDA FTR223 Race only Wiseco 11:1 hi-comp piston CRF230 cam Light flywheel PWK28 carb Short swingarm F CBX 19wheel & Maxxis tyre R Excel rim 19 & Maxxis tyre XL80 Gas tank Storz tailcowl White Bros pipe SAVANNA Red Handlebar ￥330.000 We can put you in touch if you're interested. Or go through instagram @cheetah_4d.studio #Forsal