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EPISODE 21 – Riding with/on Honda Legends in Nagano Japan

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To mix things up a bit while in Japan I reached out online and thanks to a reply from Chris Lockwood I ended up with a Japanese rider who started riding around the world in the mid 90’s, his stickered up motorbike telling the tale. Tsuyoshi Kobayashi is still riding around today, he can’t help it since it’s in his blood. He knew a whole other gang of experienced Honda riders and we toured all around Nagano on twisty motorcycle touring paradise Honshu island. One of the guys, riding the most classic version of the Honda Africa Twin XRV750, was Mr. Yoshio Izumi. He designed the legendary and trusty V-Twin engine that powered various iconic bikes of that era like the Africa Twin and the Transalp. We visited a traditional Japanese onsen, or hotspring. Went to see the Shiga Kogen snow monkeys but without the snow. This is Japan travel, the nature you normally don’t get to see and a one of a kind hospitality.

 

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