Nakamoto’s Kinfolk

Nakamoto's Kinfolk

Nakamoto’s Kinfolk has been haunting me for a while but today I saw the correlation between it and the passionate conversions the Japanese perform of low-bore, off-the-peg Yamahas and Kawasakis into into immaculate cafe-racers and I fell in love with it all over again.

It’s aggressive, muscular front end exudes an intimidating stance, but coupled with the slender frame of Kusaka-san, Kinfolk’s legendary builder, creates the Zen-like composure of a samurai entering battle. The Kinfolk maxim, ‘Run With The Hunted’ only adds to the warrior ethos, but the fighting spirit of this Kinfolk is embodied by Nakamoto’s announcement that he’s a one-percenter—and if you have to ask, you’ll never know.

Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk
Nakamoto's Kinfolk

  • absolutely gorgeous, but what in god’s name is a brake doing on that pista front wheel 

  • www

    Lose the Brooks!

  • Bluebeard

    Where’s the brake lever? Fuck it, if people want to ride a brake let them. Don’t make you a bitch cos you want to stop precisely. 

    • …or because you don’t want to needlessly and wastefully destroy nice rear tires with idiotic skid stops. 

  • the brake lever is pinned next to the stem on the rider’s right. and it’s not a matter of having a brake, more the fact those wheels were never meant to be touched by ’em. 

  • the brake lever is pinned next to the stem on the rider’s right. and it’s not a matter of having a brake, more the fact those wheels were never meant to be touched by ’em. 

  • Curious

    Why are there extroverted Italian wheels on a Japanese bike?

  • My wrists hurt just looking at it.