Japanese Custom Motorcycles Book

Japanese Custom Motorcycles Book

Japanese Custom Motorcycles

Japanese Custom Motorcycles


• Showcasing the world of Japanese custom bikes
• The first book solely about metric customs
• Fills a gap in motorcycle literature
• From an author involved in motorcycles for 35 years
• For Japanese bike fans and lovers of custom bikes alike
• A window into the Japanese domestic custom scene
• See customs from ‘spend a little’, to ‘spend a lot’
• Includes a look into Chinese custom clones
• Follows the evolution from Japanese factory cruiser to custom bike
• Includes a portrait of a metric customiser


Many books have been published about Japanese motorcycles, but none has focused exclusively on the Japanese motorcycle-based chopper, bobber, trike, and quad custom bike scene … until now. Featuring stunning photography, this is a great book for Japanese bike fans, and fans of the custom bike scene in general.


Japanese Custom Motorcycles is the first book to solely cover the evolution of the Japanese cruiser into metric custom.

The growing trend of customising metric bikes into chopper, bobber et al – be they high-end bikes, garage built beauties, or more recent Japanese cruisers – is superbly illustrated with examples from all over the world.

Featuring owner’s stories and technical descriptions, Japanese Custom Motorcycles is guaranteed to interest metric bike fans and members of the custom scene alike.
From singles, twins, triples, fours, and sixes – see the ‘custom’ side of Japanese motorcycles.
Additional Information

Models covered: The bulk of the bikes presented are one off conversions, but marques cover Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki.

Hardback • 25x25cm • 128 pages • 180 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845845-30-8


The Review;

Cracking photos and a huge range and variety of customisations, we particularly enjoyed the retro cafe racers. Lots of inspriration and a must for any Japanese custom bike enthusiast!