Focus: Mooneyes Yokohama Japan, Outside


Last weekend, Yokohama, Japan hosted what is arguably the wildest collection of custom motorcycles on the planet, the Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show. Our intrepid friend and photog, Mike D. from Blotto Parts was on secret assignment with one mission: nab some pics of the bikes outside the show, the ones people rode in on. There is nothing wrong with the show bikes, and we'll have a feature on those coming up shortly, but we wanted to see what the average salaryman Japanese dude was riding. One thing is apparent, many of the bikes outside were just as good as the ones inside, and even better, they were ridden there...



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Commented on 12-9-2010 At 09:08 am

Yay, it's working now!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 09:25 am

Great pics, I'm proud of ya.

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 09:37 am

Wow...can't imagine how rad the show bikes are!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 09:50 am

Loved the bikes, Thanx big time for sharing.

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 10:12 am

Those guys can build bikes. Lots to get people motivated on their own me. Thanks for posting those!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 10:21 am

great pics and lost of them. looks like a insane show

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 10:44 am

what a bad ass looking group of bikes can't wait to make this event one year

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 11:57 am

Rad bikes. Definitely on my bucket list to make it out to that show!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 12:42 pm

They are definitely doing it right over there!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 02:06 pm

Kick ass!!!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 02:17 pm

some badass bikes there

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 04:43 pm

Hell Yes!!!!!!!! Bunch of kick ass Harleys,,,, No honda choppers ...No Kaw choppers, Just Harleys and this is in Japan. A lesson to be learned!!!!!

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 05:02 pm

look closely, theres a coupla metrics in there...choppers, by definition, have no definition
just sayin'

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 05:08 pm

Sabes que Wey, te avientates estas vez, otra vez, mis propias por usted gabacito.. stay down woodie.

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 06:55 pm

thank you japan...i love you

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 07:14 pm

what is it about old iron? I mean really its just breath taking looking at those bikes. I'm going back for round 2 right now...

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 07:57 pm

Tuco, look closer. There IS a bad ass Honda chopper.

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 08:32 pm

I see two Honda's. Now were these old HD's all over there since day one, or have they all been imported recently? Always wondered that.

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 08:39 pm

that shovel head 6th to last is BAD

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 08:49 pm

Agreed, Suckaduckpunk1. Anyone with a true appreciation of the time, craftsmanship and dedication needed to build a "proper chopper" will get beyond the name plate and enjoy the MACHINE for what it has become, thanks to its maker. I think the old "Harleys are best/ screw tha' rest" mantra is OK if'n you're at a HOG meeting, but I personally can appreciate ANY bike, regardless of brand, which has become a tabgible representation of its creator's mind. Great article and pix. LOVE those old Pans and Knucks! =) Respects

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 08:56 pm

Motoguru, Lotsa' folks don't know that HD's (or more precisely, their "Cousin", the Rikuo) was made in Japan prior to and after WWII. The AMA has a decent page on this interesting bit of Harley trivia. I would not be surprised to learn that some of those old scooters were Rikuos or --civilized-- WLA's left over from tha' occupation. Fascinating stuff! Respects

The Rikuo:

Commented on 12-9-2010 At 10:15 pm

I missed Mike D so hard while he was on this trip to Japan.

Commented on 12-10-2010 At 01:26 am

2,400,000 yen equals about $29,600 according to google.

Commented on 12-10-2010 At 04:39 am

Good stuff. Thanks

Commented on 12-10-2010 At 02:46 pm

Oh wow, I really love the Aces High bike. For those of you that know that song, there is some great analogy to riding in there:

Live to Fly

Fly to Live

Aces High

Commented on 12-10-2010 At 07:51 pm

I think we need a ChopCult in Japan! How bout it Bill? Is there some how some way to get those badass motherfuckers on this site or sister site up with something over there? I'm pretty retarded when it comes to internet translators and all that. But is it possible? Little chopper pen pal exchange shit?

Commented on 12-11-2010 At 12:24 am

i want most of those bikes....

Commented on 12-11-2010 At 05:51 pm

Thanks to Mike D for the great pics . . . those guys over there certainly have some clues. I love the irony of the healthy low tech bike scene in Japan!

Commented on 12-12-2010 At 02:55 am

Great pics. Those guys are in tune.....

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 07:53 am

every bike looks as awsome as the next, that must have been a killer show, wish I was there

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 02:58 pm

Wow is that a swazi I see, that's non conformist!

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 07:17 pm

Those Kats get it over there...Chop what you have with what you, or a buddy have...No billet, faded paint, rust, grease; real riders...

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 02:27 pm

Great job!!!
Thanks for sharing the pictures. Amazing Japan bikes!!!

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 10:53 pm

wowsa.. awesome stuff

Commented on 1-29-2011 At 11:42 am

I was over seas while in the military and I was amazed at how many American bikes made it over there. Its kind of funny I see foreign merchandise no matter what side of the fence you are on. Its like it is more coveted when its not built on your soil. Great pics guys keep up the hard work...

Commented on 4-5-2011 At 02:22 pm

Been following that scene for a while and inspired me to build my own "lane splitter" basic as the law allows over here and skinny many built on a shoestring which is true custom IMHO!

Commented on 6-6-2011 At 09:41 am

Love the " this is japan, not so cal" sticker, some pretty boss lookin scoots...

Commented on 6-22-2011 At 12:40 pm

god bless japan. the most solid HD scene anywhere in the world! thanks for sharing these awesome pics!

Commented on 9-16-2011 At 08:34 am

Simply speechless.......

Commented on 10-16-2011 At 08:40 pm

They really get it, and have for quite a while

Commented on 3-26-2012 At 03:51 pm

seriously motivating pictures, thank you

Commented on 12-16-2012 At 09:40 pm

great coverage.. thanks!

Commented on 1-24-2013 At 04:42 pm

awesome bikes! love this

Commented on 10-16-2014 At 06:19 am

them japs got good taste

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