Picture Intermission – Bosozoku

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In the short time I’ve been running Bike-urious, I’ve only been able to feature one motorcycle that could be considered an example of bosozoku style – this Honda CB750:

Honda CB750F Bosozoku - Right Side

Let’s start with what Bosozoku is. A subculture of Japanese motorcycling which translates to “violent running tribe”, the customization aspects of bosozoku are usually about taking a UJM and combining aspects of cafe racers and choppers, like dustbin fairings and ape hangers. Crazy paint jobs and extremely long upswept exhaust pipes are often the norm, as shown in these examples:

Bosozoku Bike 1

Bosozoku Bike 2

If this sort of thing interests you, check out this piece here on Dangerous Minds It’s an interesting read on a culture that most people will never see first hand.

This bike-uriousity brought to you by Dan P!

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