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Discussion in 'Motorcycle Buy & Sell - S.E. Asia' started by Stonebridge, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Stonebridge

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    Hi I'm off to Japan for a week, can anyone advise if i'll get better quality and cheaper boots etc. in Japan than thailand thanks for any help:happy5:
     
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    with the weak yen there may be some bargains
     
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    Thanks Yankee much appreciated
     
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    I went to Tokyo a few years ago and did a bit of research beforehand on the areas to find bike shops. You will find all searches direct you to an area called Ueno, normally with a suffix of Motorcycle District.

    I visited the area hoping to find all the main dealers with all the latest models in their showrooms but was hugely underwhelmed - I thought I was in the wrong place at first. Not one dealership represented, just a few secondhand places, some accessory shops catering for the Harley mob and not a great deal else. This article gives a fairly accurate idea of what you can expect:

    http://motoaus.com/features/motorcycle/motorcycles-in-japan/

    I bought a visor for a Shoei helmet which was not outrageously priced but found that prices and stock at bike shops in cities I subsequently visited in the US to be better.
     

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