…about Yoshimura

In 1954 Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura started the company “Yoshimura” in Japan…

Pops was trained as an aeroplane mechanic during the war and afterwards made quite a reputation working on the BSA’s and Triumph’s of service men stationed in Japan. Pops had quite a talent at modifying existing parts to make more power.

Although Pops worked on planes, cars, and all manner of other combustion engine powered vehicles, motorcycles were his first love. Soon, Pops developed a large and well-earned reputation for building power. Customers flocked to Yoshimura looking for a competitive edge and Yoshimura delivered it. The company prospered but Pops wanted more.

Pops had long been fascinated by the fabled Daytona 200 and its high-banked circuit. He established racing there as a goal and sure enough – soon was making the trek to the USA and Florida in particular. In 1971 Pops added to Yoshimura Japan by opening a shop in North Hollywood. Yoshimura Research and Development of America, Inc. was born and Pops pulled out all the stops.

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