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Kato Cycles - Nagoya Japan

It's time to finally start sharing images from the trip to Japan that Saisha, Adam, and I took in late November / Early December. For all of us it was an amazing experience and one that will stay with us forever. The people were spectacular, our distributor Motocross Intl. took great care of us, and the shops we visited were just insane. Easily some of the best and certainly most ambitious that I've ever set foot in. These people do not mess around when it comes to the details and customization.

But before we get into the hip modern shops, let's start off our Japanese shop tour with some images from Kato Cycles in Nagoya. Downstairs is a normal modern perfomance oriented bike shop, but upstairs is the domain of the founder who has an absolutely mind blowing collection of vintage and NOS bikes and parts. Words won't do it justice, just check out the pics. Worth the trip to Japan all on its own for a serious vintage nerd.

The difficult thing was sifting through it all, and my own lack of knowledge as to what I was looking at. I'm sure I missed all kinds of gems.

IMG_0608 the stairway from the main shop into nerd heaven

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Yeah a P-21 and a P-23 next to a modern P-650B

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IMG_0614 The man behind the collection, much of it isn't priced, you have to ask and he speaks little to no English. And he's right on the money with all the prices, it's amazing.

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IMG_0620 Sick Mountain Goat Whiskey Town Racer

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This Chesini is the most matchy matchy bike I have ever seen. Check those Deltas. IMG_0630

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IMG_0640 Even the rims!

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Right? Total overload.

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Scott Green

Scott Green

September 5, 2016

I’m a Minnesotan with that exact color Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer!!  I’m the original owner from California.  Cool to see it in Japan.

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