Visual effects artist Eugene Romanovsky goes all out to sell his beloved Suzuki Vitara.
Usually people would be happy to get a car for their birthday, but in this case we were giving Mr. Sato even odds that he might punch us.
You might see RocketNews24’s itasha, the Mr. Sato Car, driving through your neighborhood. Just follow the sounds of people retching!
In the US, you don’t see a whole lot of people putting around on tiny scooters very often. The long highway commutes and high speed limits make your standard Vespa types pretty impractical for all but the most dedicated of Williamsburg hipsters.
It’s another story in Japan, though, where road commutes are comparatively shorter and speed limits within the city are only a little faster than a light jog anyway. Scooters are a common sight and come in tons of varieties, with two of Japan’s two-wheeled vehicle heavyweights, Suzuki and Yamaha, neck and neck for market share.
But it turns out that the two companies’ nearly identical scooter designs take a remarkably different tack when it comes to storage space. Tennis enthusiasts, especially, may want to take note:
Sometimes otaku get a bad rap, considered introverts who obsesses only over things like anime or video games. But actually there are quite a few otaku out there who enjoy a multitude of pastimes like photography, fashion, and motor sports. For the lattermost, there’s a whole scene dedicated to customizing vehicles catering to anime and manga enthusiasts who want the best of both worlds.
In particular, fans of the manga Bakuon! have been psyched since two custom-built motorcycles featuring characters Sakura Hane and Rin Suzunoki were shown earlier this year at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, and the machines have since been put up for grabs as part of a draw sponsored by eBook Japan.
Sometimes ideas are too ahead of their time and get forgotten over the years. In 1978, Kawasaki released the Z1R TC, the first motorcycle to use a Turbocharged engine which gave it noticeably more power that other engines of the same size. However, after a brief love affair that lasted into the early ’80s, Japanese bike manufacturers turned their backs on the technology.
Now at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show from 23 November to 1 December, Suzuki is looking to bring it back with their new concept Recursion sports motorcycle which promises to go back and rectify all the problems that dogged turbocharged bikes of the past.