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.

  • JMDonald

    I look for random bikes when I travel. Looks like you some some very cool machines. When it happens to me I think how lucky I was to see such a great bike. I never see more than a few. You hit the jackpot on this trip. Nice article.

    • TroySiahaan

      Could be a case of “grass is greener” when I see a bike in other parts of the world we don’t get in the States, but Japan really does have some cool bikes floating around. These were just the ones I had my camera ready for.

  • Old MOron

    That cop bike looks pretty bitchin’.

  • nm

    What model is #8 (page 9 of 11)?

  • di0genes

    Number 6 is not a panhead, appears to be a model K, the flathead precursor of the sportster.

    • nm

      Now I wanna know what this is as well. Do you mean the models without head gaskets?