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
Our friend, and contributor, Larry from New York City Motorcycle, recently moved to Japan where he has created a new business, exporting rare, desirable but affordable bikes and cars to the USA (see more in his @newyorkcitymotorcycles instagram feed, and check the stories for new stock). While in Japan he came across a couple of Bosozoku ride-outs. They remind me very much of superannuated mods in the UK, reliving their youths (or youths they wish they'd had but didn't) dress