Back in 1954 in Fukuoka, Japan “Yoshimura Motors” began it’s storied tale and Pop Yoshimura started tuning engines. Since this was a new practice at the time, he began tuning engines his own way with his inspiration and knowledge in engineering. Soon he became famous for tuning work done for the American armies, and he was soon given the nick name “God Hand.” Not one to back down from a challenge, Pops overcame untold problems to improve tuning ability through his own design and continuous obstacles. This led to a wealth of coveted victories in many of the prestigious races of the era and was the beginning of the legend.
Pops’ many years of experience cemented the name “Yoshimura” into the archives and equated the name with quality and performance, setting the bar for others to aspire to. As a result of persistence in their work and ethics, the resulting reputation has been built from numerous racing victories around the world. The company expanded abroad and in 1973 Yoshimura companies (Yoshimura Japan Co., Ltd. and Yoshimura Research & Development of America, inc.) started to grow. The motorcycle performance products world was forever changed. Pop became a man of legend with his contributions to motorcycles and the power he was able to unleash when tuning one. achievement.
His son Fujio, inherited the spirit and has been leading the continued growth of motor sports tuning and performance under the name of “Yoshimura”. With the revolutionary design of the Duplex Exhaust System, the MJN carburetor and Tri-Oval Silencer were created from his ideas and technologies of the products that have been achieving victories in races around the world. His steadfast energy, the undaunted effort, and the wealthy talent of creativity has been making the Yoshimura name a stronger pillar in motorsports world.
K and G cycles is proud to bring you all the years of research, development, race victories, and more with every Yoshimura Exhaust product we carry. With a lineage over 60 years strong and the trophies to back it up, you get a piece of the legend with every component you purchase. Thanks Pop for not giving up and bringing us better performance.