Wild Machines From Japan

John Reed, who knows a little bit more than you and me about very wild machines (wink), pointed out to me a website featured 30 wild machines (scooters? motorcycles?) from Japan. Is it a big trend in the country of the rising sun? Don’t know. But it is the proof that not all Japanese builders are into the old school style. Can it catch up here in the US? See more by jumping to

22 Responses to “Wild Machines From Japan”

  1. 1 john Jul 17th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Now that I would buy one

  2. 2 Jul 17th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Very cool.

  3. 3 Eric Maurer Jul 17th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I would ride any one of thise…. as long as it had NOS and a turbo

  4. 4 Fluke Jul 18th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Just be glad no one there has cottoned onto fitting 30″ wheels on the front of scooters yet.

  5. 5 baddad Jul 18th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Nothing to do with Mods, but I like it a lot. πŸ™‚ Thanx Cyril

  6. 6 canadian eh Jul 18th, 2010 at 6:28 am

    what bikes are they using for a starting point? they are pretty cool looking and a great departure from the old school bobber look that is getting pretty tiring.

  7. 7 cooldaddy51 Jul 18th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I suppose with jet skis being banned on a lot of lakes might as well put them on the street.

  8. 8 Jul 18th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Reed man – fess up!

    I bet you have one stashed at your place supercharged running nitrous! :O
    And a green version running recycled chow mein peanut oil with a turbo.

  9. 9 Grayhawk Jul 18th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Looks a bit like the Honda Elite or a Honda Silverwing or to name another a Suzuki Burgman, the Silverwing and the Burgman can be over 600cc in some models and will scoot so to speak, along. Something for everyone.

  10. 10 Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I was in Tokyo two months ago. Saw about 20 of these tricked out scooters on the highway heading to the airport. Riders were all dressed and super bright colors like from the 80’s. Had a buzzing sound like a swarm of bees. Different but cool.

  11. 11 Brett Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    These are 2-wheel limos for Japs.

  12. 12 martin Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I was reading about this awhile back I think it’s a great idea for Japan as well as here as we do have a market for it and they are HWY suitable and ride two up,good idea,good looking scooters….

  13. 13 Dale Jul 18th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Low rider two wheel style

  14. 14 Icon Jul 18th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    You don’t have to go all the way to Japan to pick one of these up – there’s one for sale on eBay. Custom built by Icon Motosports a few years ago for a catalog shoot.

  15. 15 live2rideaglide Jul 19th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Hey guys , I cant believe what I am about to say , I like it. I love drag bikes and that’s what they look like. The only disappointment would be when you cranked up and heard the buzz. But they still look way cool. glide-a-ped

  16. 16 jsdiamond Jul 19th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Cool. I think a lot of this is probably inspired by their (the Japanese) being very passionate about their Anime television shows, movies and manga. Pop art has been big there for decades. The movie Akira and Final Fantasy VII (among others) feature bikes with similar futuristic looks.

  17. 17 Jul 19th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Very cool design and fabrication. It’s always refreshing to see something NEW!!!!!!

  18. 18 Grey Beard Jul 19th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    WTF…………. they look like cockroaches.

  19. 19 Jul 20th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    This trend for scooters is pretty big in many Asian cultures right now, and is starting to make its way stateside, particularly with the Honda Ruckus, although we definitely have an “americanized” vision here. We even have a couple of guys stateside that are breaking into this styling market…

  20. 20 lorenzo Jul 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Pikatchu limo!!

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