The Japan Biker F.A.Q. -- Motorcycles, Touring, Racing and Riding in Japan . . . . . . . .


The complete guide to motorcycles, touring, traffic law, licenses, and racing in Japan!


A General Introduction

Motorcycle Linguistic Info

Bike Classes and Vehicle Licensing

Driver's License Info

Road Signs, Lines, and Traffic Laws

Bike Purchases, Recommend Dealers and Stores

Shaken--The Mandatory Vehicle Inspection

Interesting Laws, Concerns, and Issues

Racing, Race/Advanced School, and Suzuka

Some Useful Links, Feedback, Etc.

Click on a link or go to Page One, A General Introduction

------------ JAPAN BIKER FAQ V1.7 (originally launched 10-Nov-95; latest update 13-Oct-99)------------------

Written and compiled by Jeffrey Friedl and Robert Murphy, with help from many, including:

John Crossley, Mitsuru Kawakatsu, Sunil Khatri, Jeff McAffer, Andy Stubbings, Rex Harris, Yasufumi Ohashi, Tetsuya Nishimura, and Warren Daniel.

NOTE: This page contains Japanese script--if your computer's OS or browser is not set up to read it, many words will simply look like garbage. Try changing the way your browser reads the info - for example, using Firefox, click on "View", then "Character Encoding", then choose something like Japanese Shift_JIS.

This info is provided as is without any express or implied warranties. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, the authors/maintainers assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions, or for any damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Ride safely.

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