The Big 4 at Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2019 (Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda)
We visited Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2019 and during this podcast, you can hear conversations with marketing/PR managers of the 4 main Japanese bike manufacturers (Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda). Many thanks to our moto collocutors: Suzuki: Naoki Hirooka Yamaha: Hirotoshi Matsumura Kawasaki: Yusuke Akachi Honda: Sawa Arai Moto Japan: Kazuto Yakuwa & Una Softic https://motojapan.me https://www.instagram.com/moto.japan/ #listentoyourmoto
2018 Moto Japan Throwback
End of last year recap: - Sportsland Yamanashi (https://www.sly-rc.com/) Trackday with Gaijinriders (Apexmoto http://www.apexmoto.jp/) - Kawasaki TR250 for Tokyo daily commute (from ATV Moto Custom Shop http://www.atv-ms.com/) - NEUTRAL 2019 preparations (NEUTRAL [Bike x Art x Music] event: https://neutral-moto.com/) Thanks all for making our 2018 rides magnificent. Let's keep it going! Note: Sorry about the background noise. It was too cold to talk without the heater/aircon on.
NEUTRAL [Arts ・ Bikes ・ Music]
This time, it's all about music. We're presenting a mix created by DJ Yonekura for last week's NEUTRAL [Arts ・ Bikes ・ Music] event held in Tokyo. NEUTRAL WEBSITE: https://neutral-moto.com/ Direct link to the mix: https://soundcloud.com/user-592219394/neutral Moto Japan Website: https://motojapan.me/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moto.japan/ NEUTRAL photo album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/motojapan.me/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2149527805258934
This Saturday, September 29th, at Ryogoku Station: NEUTRAL [bikes ・ art ・ music] event Don't miss it: https://neutral-moto.com/
Interview with Yuki Kobayashi → Accomplished Motorcycle Journalist and Racer
Meeting Misato Isobe at Motegi Twin Rings during the July Road Race, we had a privilege of meeting Yuki Kobayashi, one of most accomplished and versatile Japanese automotive journalists. Her expertise covers racing, touring, technology, events and motorcycling culture. She is an independent writer, contributing to many motorcycling magazines, and an active racer. She owns 10 motorcycles and 2 cats. Wikipedia Entry:...
Interview with Misato Isobe → Fearless Female BMW Racer
This podcast was recorded at Apexmoto, the same as the last one. While we interviewed John Gavin, his customers Misato Isobe and Mikio Ide came in to tune the bike before their next BMW race at Motegi circuit. We spoke to them about Misato Isobe's winning attitude. She started riding 4 years ago, at 42, and is currently one of the fastest females in Japan. Her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo6cASIvuVIIZ8-UoA1FzeA Watch her racing in Motegi on July 21st and 22nd:...
Interview with John Gavin → Apexmoto: Building the best bike shop in Japan
We visited John Gavin, the Managing Director of Apexmoto, at his bike shop in Yamanashi. John is an an engineer, a businessman, a rider and moreover an enabler, boosting Japan's motorcycling industry since he set his mind on building the best bike shop in the country. In this episode, we explored why Apexmoto is a known address for Japanese and foreign riders alike, known for outperforming and providing services for their customers that many other shops in Japan don't dare to...
Alternative/Emergency Motorcycle Riders Accommodation
This time, Kazuto and Una share their BKMs where to stay in an emergency situation while touring Japan by a motorcycle. They also list options for riders traveling on budget, as well as alternative options for those looking to make some unconventional memories. More information on Moto Japan website: https://motojapan.me For recommended motorcycle rental places for foreigners in Japan, check Motorcycle Paradise blog...
Moto Japan Riding Season Opening
After a long break, Moto Japan returned to Tokyo, ready for new riding season. We intended to dedicate this episode to Tokyo Motorcycle Show, but it didn't work out as planned. Hear why! This episode brings some riding 💩 talk, a list of best places to ride in Japan - all personal recommendations for riding routes, hotels and camping sites. More information on Moto Japan website: https://motojapan.me Some roads we mentioned: * Okutama https://motojapan.goat.me/5YX69Vk6 * Venus...
Moto Japan at Nepcon Japan
This time, Kazu and Una visited Nepcon Japan's Automotive World and talked about automotive technology with the following guests: ~ H Sakamoto ([Asano Corporation](http://asano-s.co.jp/corp/en/)) ~ Rüdiger Lück ([Euscher](http://euscher.com/en/)) ~ Weng Kai Wong ([Nitto](http://nitto.com/)) ~ Harry Na ([Roadstar AI](http://roadstar.ai/)) ~ Han Zhigong ([Tokyo University Matsuo Lab](http://weblab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/members/)) ~ Rodrigo Gonzalez Espinosa ([Sanko Gosei...
Moto Japan Podcast 00 - Tokyo Motor Show - Pilot Episode
Fascinated by joyriders of Japan, we are adding regular interviews with some of the most enchanting motorcycle riding personalities in the land of the rising sun. In this pilot Episode, Kazu and Una visited the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 and inquired about latest motorcycling technologies. Guests of this show are: - Hiroyuki Nakata, the Lead Engineer behind Honda Rider Assist-e - Teppei Maezono, the Lead Designer behind Yamaha's Motoroid - Shigeru Murakami, the Marketing Manager at...