Brief Overview of Japanese Motorcycles
Japan is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer. Japanese motorcycle has about 50% share of world motorbike production as of year 2014.
It is home of the world's 4 biggest motorcycle companies such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki, the "BIG 4".
The Fastest and the Most Advanced Motorbikes
From the 1960s onwards, Japanese motorcycles dominated the world’s markets. The performance of the Japanese motorcycles was directly related to their involvement in international motorcycle road racing, first in the I.O.M. TT, then later in the world championship Grand Prix racing (MotoGP). Much like their street bikes, the early Japanese racers were no match for their European competitors at first, but within a few years they were beating them.
Over the years, Japanese motorcycles became the world leaders offering innovative design and major forces in the racing world.
Brilliant Results of Japanese Motorcycles in Racing
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race
MotoGP World Championship
Modern gallery of Japanese Motorbike
YAMAHA Drag Star
Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine is a division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries that produces motorcycles, ATVs, utility vehicles, jet ski personal watercraft, and general-purpose gasoline engines. Kawasaki's Aircraft Company began the development of a motorcycle engine in 1949. The development was completed in 1952 and mass production started in 1953.
Kawasaki has won many times in MotoGP, Superbike, and Motocross championships. Kawasaki's traditional racing color is green.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Kawasaki Ninja H2
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Kawasaki VERSYS 650
Kawasaki VERSYS 1000
Kawasaki VULCAN Voyager
Kawasaki VULCAN 900
Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese corporation, which specializes in manufacturing automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. Suzuki started manufacturing motorcycles in 1952, the first models being motorized bicycles.
In motor racing field, Suzuki is ver famous for its strong engine, and it has won many times in various championships. Suzuki is well-known for the first Japanese company who won the Motocross World Championship.
SUZUKI Bandit 1250
SUZUKI V-Storm 1000
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda is famous for the strong racing team and they won many times in any kind of motorcycle championships.