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Last year's offering:
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25990

This past weekend I flew out to Kumamoto. Early flight out of Haneda. It was the 2nd Luxury Touring offering from my dealer Moto Corse. Also done with Riders Club and one of the Kyushu Dealers, Sport Corse Chao. Also a crew from Kansai show up and some more local folks.


Arrived at the airport to a fleet of bikes.



Couple guys this time on Tesi's. I think I want one now, they are just so funky....



 

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Here's the MV Brutale B5C..... :mouthwate















 

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Went to see this funky aqueduct thing. Forget the name, but I did have this written down: 通潤橋



me & Riders Club Captain, Taketazu-san.



These were used the week or so before for the local summer festival. Kinda cool looking.


 

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Certainly spicier than Clever Wolf Racing....




We all wedged into this little butcher shop for a croquette snack.




 

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Went to see this big gorge. Was created years ago from Aso erupting (where we go later).
Takachiho Gorge











 

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These fancy camos really give you the gung-ho feeling.




Aso naka dake crater! 阿蘇の中岳



Taking up the whole parking area....



Not sure that this is better than the Fuji pick, but I gave it a go....





 

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I miss Japan :(

Great pics. What did you get to ride?


I rode my bike, F4.

They truck out our bikes and gear for the weekend. I fly saturday morning early and return sunday night. Gear trucked back.

Would have tried to ride some of the dealer bikes (new F4 & Brutale) but lots of rain on day 2. it's coming.....
 

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I need one of those!!



Stayed at a nice onsen. Big rooms, mine was 2 bedrooms, living room, and our own little ofuro.









Note: coffee machine the left, much needed in the a.m.
 

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many courses of fancy food like this. Most of it was good, some of it a bit odd....








 

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They gave away these handkerchiefs and coasters with this famous dude from Kagoshima, Saigo-san. Anyway, as the shochu started to flow, several of us found new headgear.





had a few of these.... next time i'll bring a box of proper cigars. Good enough to get through the night.

 

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Morning.

breakfast:







sea of bikes!




 

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Headed out to Autopolis in the morning. Great track, very very fun.




So during the beginning of the day, there was a parade of MV Agustas, led by the 500 Tres. During the second lap, it absolutely poured down. Completely drenched. Kind of annoying, was looking forward to some good laps.

They were drying off these 500 Triples....



non-MVs took shelter under the tents....
 

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Couple track day pics.


me:



Tomono-san on the Tesi.




Nitao-san on the Tre.
 

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Moto Corse's Hanawa-san's DB5.... pretty tricked out!







 

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WOW. Thank you as always for posting from your trip. It must be pretty amazing to be riding around, look beside you, and see any of those bikes.

That B5 with the carbon brakes....amazing!! (and i am not ashamed to say that as a F4 rider)
 

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Finished up the trip at a super local tonkotsu ramen place.






 
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