To follow on from my last post, I found a place that will rent me the new Honda CB1100. The motorcycle I would probably buy if I was in the market now. So I am very excited to now be able to ride this new machine. Click here to see a superb video about the making of the bike.
The shop is called Bike Rental 819 and is a chain that operates in a number of locations in Japan and appears to move bikes between shops to offer a very large range of motorcycles for hire. The nearest to where I will stay is in Kichijoji, very handy and not too difficult to get out of Tokyo from. Got to work out getting the bike the afternoon before so I can do the tour as planned so will shoot them an email about that.
Very excited about this and need now to update my GPS routes.