The impact of Japanese builders on the vintage/custom motorcycle culture cannot be denied. Like it or not, our friends from the rising sun have a unique style that is all at once familiar and brand new each time another machine is created. From the SR's of Brat Style to the art bikes and salt racers of Shinya Kimura, Japanese builders set a high standard for quality and individualized innovation.
Intrepid European photographer, ChopCult member and motorcycle addict Marco Donati sent these images from a recent trip to Japan, so we all get a chance to soak up the rich details in Hideya Togashi's shop called Hide Motorcycles. Thanks for sharing, Marco.