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A Lesson in Sano: A custom Kawasaki W650 by Heiwa MC

A Lesson in Sano: Heiwa’s Kawasaki W650

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While most of us are trying to shake off the festive season’s indulgence, I’d wager that Kengo Kimura is already back in his workshop. The master craftsman behind Heiwa MC has no shortage of orders, despite being in the midst of a shifting landscape. We asked Kimura-san how things are going over in Tokyo: he…

All Class: Heiwa’s stunning custom Shovelhead

All Class: Heiwa’s stunning custom Shovelhead

It’s hard to describe the Japanese style of custom building. But it’s easy to spot: the bikes usually have a timeless and elegant feel, with everything in its place. Trends and fashions are noticeably less important than in the West. In the pantheon of Japanese bike building, Kengo Kimura of Heiwa Motorcycles is royalty. No…

Clean aesthetics and uncompromising craftsmanship: a custom Honda CB500t by Heiwa.

Super sano: Heiwa’s slammed Honda CB500T

The Japanese custom scene is known for playing by its own rules. Builds from the land of the rising sun have an unconventional style that’s hard to define—and even harder to replicate. Break through the mystique, and you’ll find shops like Heiwa at the forefront. Based in Hiroshima and headed up by Kengo Kimura, Heiwa’s…

Heiwa Motorcycle: Derringer 200

The Mooneyes show is a Mecca for the custom scene in Japan. Held every year in Yokohama, it attracts fans and builders from all over…

Kawasaki 250TR by Heiwa

In the Western world, we don’t get access to many of the more interesting bikes produced by the Japanese “Big Four”. A lot of the…

Heiwa MC

There are literally hundreds of custom motorcycle builders in Japan. They flourish in a climate created by the stringent taxation of new motorcycles, plus the…