We test out Honda’s free rental motorbike program and eat disease-thwarting mochi【Photos】

Cruise around town and experience a different side of Kyoto in style and comfort.

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New stylish Japanese license plates lets people show off prefecture pride on the move

Ever wanted to display the famous deer of Nara or the iconic Mount Fuji on your car? Well now you can!

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Japan by motorbike! Japanese biker captures his incredible round-Japan road trip on camera 【Vid】

Biker captures beautiful and varied scenery of Japan, friendliness of fellow travellers, edited down into two short montage pieces.

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Neko motorcycle helmets featuring cute cat designs are purr-fect for cosplay and for the road

Cats are continuing on their quest to rule the world, and this time they aim to stop traffic with their cuteness.

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Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper, not the other way around

The are many pleasant sights and sounds to be found around Japan. One of the most famous is the exaggerated revving of groups of motorbike engines at all hours of the day and night. They’re often referred to as bosozoku which although often translated as “biker gangs” can be misleading as that would imply the use of at least somewhat cool bikes. Bosozoku kids, contrastingly, often ride scooters customized for peak annoyance of all those around, and some of them don’t actually ride their bikes at all.

Despite efforts by law enforcement, this trend continues all over Japan. So it comes as no surprise when people take the law into their own hands. In the case of one Nara resident, “the law” came in the form of an iron bar which he used to break the knee of an allegedly noisy biker.

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57 young men and women arrested for mass motorbike riding two years later

On 17 June, 57 men and women between the ages of 16 and 26 received a shock when they were arrested for several traffic violations such as running red lights and weaving through traffic.

The charges come as no surprise seeing as they were participating in bōsō which is en masse reckless riding and a primary activity of bōsōzoku, Japan’s version of biker gangs. However, the shock came from everyone getting arrested and charged nearly two years after committing the act.

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