Hell,I could watch those jokers do wheelies way easier than some flip-flopped, tank-topped yahoo on a punched out,nitrous 1 liter machine.
I guess the bozuzoku is breeding/selection grounds for the yakuza.
That Suzuki GT380 or 550 in the second vid had like megs on it or some really funky chambers. Still sounded good though. Cool videos. When my buddy was stationed in Okinawa he was always talking about Bosozoku and their loud ass crazy looking bikes.
if they rode around here with bikes that look like that, they would need martial arts skills.
ps...every time i see those bozuk bikes, i can't help but grin. that said, i'd venture a guess that they may find the biker gang types here pretty silly looking (hair, bellies and tatoos...you do the math) and i'm sure my riding around my neck of the woods on my little rig with old leathers on gets a chuckle as well.
I think their point is to be as obnoxious and attention-getting as possible. The whole thing is very tongue in cheek in the sense that japan is a very reserved place and to be outlandish and obnoxious pushes you to the fringes of society very quickly. I don't think they think their bikes look "hardcore or badass" in the way that american "biker gangs" view their bikes.
they are no more a recruiting ground for the yakuza than an american street gang is a recruiting ground for the mob. meaning just by being in a bozosoku crew you are not guaranteed a place in the yakuza but if you are ruthless, shrewd, and merciless it certainly gives you an outlet that people would be looking at.
I picked up a used KLR650 to add to my fleet and replace my old 93 DR650. I got a really good deal from the original owner up in San Francisco. I purchased this for a couple of reasons... First... Me and my son want to do some adventure riding. He's going to pick up a KLR himself and sort it...
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in