While working as a designer for a popular apparel brand, he revealed he was a devotee of Indian Motorcycle whose daily ride is a 1947 Chief. He is the head of Tokyo Indians, which he started with a group of like-minded friends. He left NEIGHBORHOOD at the end of last year after working there for a quarter of a century.
Following a brief period of silence and about to enter his 50s, he chose to follow a path of “complete self-expression.” With the establishment of TIMC INC., Nau Shima began a new stage of his life along with his beloved bike. His way of life was captured by photographer Osamu Nagahama.
While running a bike shop in the US, Go Takamine wanted to race to his heart’s content. Driven solely by this desire, he decided to open a store in Long Beach, California, in 2014. Since then, he has been passionately focused on Indian motorcycles. Takamine is in his 9th year in the States, and this is what he has achieved with Brat Style.
Trophy clothing develops high-quality daily wear with original denim at its core. Based out of Shibuya, Tokyo, designer Masaki Egawa leads the men’s brand and is known as a huge fan of Indian Motorcycle. In addition to the ’47 chief he has ridden for the past 18 years, this severe Indian addict also has a rare 101 Scout and a ’34 Sport Scout. Not satisfied with a vintage-only collection, he also bought a brand new, current-model FTR last year. What is the aesthetic sense of this man who worships Indian motorcycles both old and new?
THE IRON REDSKIN / THE ARCHIVE
・1938 Indian Motorcycle 638DM / Daytona Sport Scout
・1970 Indian Motorcycle Super Scout / Sammy Pierce
・1948 Indian Motorcycle Chief
After last year’s event was postponed until the end of August due to the coronavirus pandemic, the normal schedule resumed this summer, with the event held at the end of June. Bikers from all around the world that had been eagerly waiting to attend descended on the venue, where the atmosphere was absolutely electric! Photographer Ken Nagahara reports from Born-Free 13, to which many well-known Japanese builders also made the trip.
A race from the good old days recreated down to the smallest details, including the vehicle regulations and event space, allowed attendees to experience what it used to be like. Anyone who attends Dusters Cup, held in Misawa, Aomori, will likely be moved by its aims and worldview. Japan’s leading vintage racing event has begun to reach new heights with the inclusion of hot rod racing and hill climb racing.
The Grizzly Cup is a dirt race that is easy to enter and is held multiple times a year at locations throughout Japan. This time, the Grizzly Cup held its first beach race on a beautiful beach in Kashiwazaki, Niigata, looking out on the Sea of Japan.
THE 9th ANNUAL TRIUMPH RIOT
A gathering of old Triumphs that completely filled a massive parking lot overlooking the famous Mt. Fuji. cooperation:TRIUMPHER