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You might remember a couple weeks back I wrote in my column that I was clocking out and going on vacation to Japan. The point was to refresh myself and recharge my batteries by doing something other than immersing myself in motorcycles 24/7. For the most part I was successful in that endeavor – the wife and I had a fantastic time in the land of the rising sun playing tourists for a week.

However, it’s nearly impossible for a guy like me to go to Japan and not check out a bike or two. And, since I had my DSLR strapped around my neck, I was able to take a few snaps of some of these bikes as well. Here now are 10 random bikes in Japan that caught my eye. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera ready when a mint Cagiva Mito came flying by, nor was it handy when a local aboard his decked-out H-D Electra Glide was waiting at a stop light.