Remember those early Japanese bikes that tripped your teenage trigger? The ones that put so many of us on the motorcycle road for the rest of our lives? What did you really want, that motorcycle, or the attention it would get you? It didn’t matter, were both good. Impressing the girl, feeling the wind, making memories.
Some of us didn’t stay on the motorcycle road. We left to get an education, defend the country, get married, raise kids, pursue a career, whatever. Many of us returned later, when we had more time, more money, and usually a larger belt size, answering the pangs of nostalgia.
And some of us didn’t return, but really wish we had.
Don’t worry, the Motorcyclepedia Museum will give you your nostalgia fix with Kaizen, the first exhibit in America dedicated exclusively to classic Japanese motorcycles. “Kaizen” is a Japanese word that means “beneficial change.” It is also the business philosophy of constant incremental improvement that enabled the Japanese to revolutionize the world motorcycle market.
So join us, as we travel back to see the bikes you had and the ones you wish you had; the ones that gave you memories of a lifetime. Kaizen opens September 7, 2012. For times, directions, and more information, go to motorcyclepediamuseum.org/.
Kaizen is a creation of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation. For more information, click www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org.