Monday, April 29, 2013

Japanese scooter scene

A few snaps from wandering around Nagasaki. Scooters are a way of life here and petrol head pursuits are in the mainstream. There're a huge number of customised super scoots running around. The Honda Fusion is a popular platform. Low riding, uv downlights, race cans and pearlescent white paint schemes are all in vogue. The look for many is a brilliant retro vision of the future. These are the machines we would all be riding in 2015 from the vantage point of he seventies. If you haven't encountered Japanese custom scooters before I urge you to go to google images and search 'japanese custom scooters'....

Custom Honda Fusion ticking many of the boxes.

Not modified, but an oddity worthy of inclusion - Honda PS250.
Made from 2004 to 2007 and apparently sold in the States as the
'Big Ruckus'. It features many of the styling cues of the wonderful
'Zoomer'' 50cc (sold in the US as the 'Ruckus') though the
scale up is a bit clunky.

Lightly modded Yamaha Morphous.

I honestly don't know what this is. It's probably got a body
kit on. I would guess Suzuki. Looks great anyhow.

Another view of the above.

Not a custom but a cute scoot not seen in the
UK. The Yamaha Vox.

Another one not seen in the UK. The Yamaha cargo scooter,
the 'Gear 50'.

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