55mph - Roots. Vol.04
Hamamatsu: The Birthplace of Yamaha Motor
It was the fourth day of our 2,000 km journey on four bikes from Tokyo to Tosa in Kochi Prefecture and back. That morning, we set off homeward for Tokyo. We embarked on this trip to trace Roland ‘Rowly’ Kirishima’s roots in Shikoku, and with the tripmeter now reading 1,300 km, we were fully into the final half of our journey. However, I didn’t want to make the return trip a monotonous slog back, for what could be more boring? So instead, we decided to stop by and visit the roots of the Yamaha bikes we were riding.