That’s just …awesome …

I watched the video of the JAGE Cup the other day, and everyone is fast. It’s just awesome …. in all the wrong ways.

But, I was worried again. It’s a soliloquy of a gerontocracy rider on the verge of retirement, so it doesn’t matter what you think, but I think it would be nice if you could refer to this feeling as well.

Race “Competition” is to fight in the same condition as possible under strict control. ..
It is often said that I have a strong connection with people involved in the race, but Gymkhana is too loose. .. .. It’s not a race. Is said.

In the gymkhana competition where many car models and many participants participate, it is not possible to judge the pass or fail of the machine regulation only by the car inspection on the day. It is impossible to use many staff because the participation fee is too low. .. ..
Because of such a situation, it is OK if the minimum safety can be maintained with loose regulation. After the vehicle inspection, it is left to the morals of the participants. .. I think that’s the situation.

But from what time?

I’ll do it because he’s doing it, I’ll do anything if it gets faster. ..
A world with no morals, it looks like Gymkhana now.

It’s a result of everyone’s hard work for speed, and I admit that they are making efforts. ..
But something is different. .. Am I the only one who thinks so?

In what direction will Gymkhana be heading in the future? I don’t know, but if you don’t look at it from the outside and be aware of what is being evaluated, isn’t there a future for Gymkhana?
I think so.

I’m 60 years old now, so let’s take a step back from the game and think about enjoying Gymkhana as a lifelong sport and continuing to run cool. ..
After all, isn’t it okay for me to treat the big bike like a limb, which is also the origin of Gymkhana, and seek the longing to run through the course?
I think so. .. It seems that the day to run on the ZRX1200R is near.

2 thoughts on “That’s just …awesome …

  1. Lexco Moto Gymkhana says:

    Thank you for the interesting blog. This blog raises some questions for me since I am American and I am not familiar with Japanese Moto Gymkhana regulations. It seems to me after reading this blog that maybe some riders are making modifications to their machines that are not allowed or maybe discouraged in Moto Gymkhana. Is this the case? If so, what are some examples of modifications that should NOT be done to make the machine faster? Since Sakuta-San is from the older generation, I am interested in his opinion on how a machine should and should not be modified. Thank you for your time.

  2. jansamurai says:

    Hi Lexco, I’m happy to hear that you’re reading the blog.

    Exactly. Sakuta thinks the following.

    Gymkhana should be based on street legal vehicles.
    Something that the average motorcyclist can buy at their motorcycle dealership.
    Modifying them to be unsafe for street use is a conflict to this general rule.

    So some examples are the removing of the following items, as this would be in conflict
    -Headlight assembly
    -Brake disks

    Also the slight problem in the current Japanese scene are the race-only vehicles up to 250cc that are brought into the tournaments. These are rather easy to register to be street legal even if they lack headlights or blinkers.

    These can be easily striped to be under 100kg and have 2 stroke engines.
    This gives an unfair advantage never seen before in Gymkhana history.
    Currently here are absolutely no restrictions against these bikes from the tournament organizers.

    This most likely is the reason he now races solely with the ZRX1200R in objection to this.

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