Hideya Togashi – Hide Motorcycles' proprietor – stands with his '67 genny Shovel, winner of the GKM award at Yokohama.
This bike has so many hand-fabbed parts and subtle mods. Its simple, solid looks belie the work that goes into making a bike look this 'right'.
Naoki, the bike's owner, had requested the Hoosier on the back, and it looks superb. "But is it safe on the street?" I asked Hide. "No", he laughed.
Thank you to Hide and his lovely wife Wakako for their hospitality. Look for lots more from Hidemo in GKM soon.