Now known as a style of customised bike, stripped of all unnecessary junk and brackets, somewhere between a street tracker and a cafe racer, skinny seat and cut down or non existent mudguards.
It started here, famous for cool looking ripped back Sr400/500, XS650, W650 and Harley Sportster based bikes, Go Takamine built some stunning show winning British and American based choppers and bobbers. He continues to build at the sister store in Long Beach CA, leaving the guys in Tokyo to carry on the good work.
And what a friendly and helpful bunch! I got a really good look around all of the bikes both in and outside the shop, helped by their mechanic Yuki. Even though he was busy setting up the carb on an SR500 (popping out for test rides from time to time) he made time to show me around and answer all of my questions about the various machines.
Another place well worth a visit if you're fortunate enough to find yourself in the neighbourhood.