Battle of Bottom Link

We were recently out at the Battle of Bottom Link, a custom bike race in Japan. But, it's not a normal race. The only bike allowed is the Honda Cub, or more specifically only a certain breed of vintage, pre-1964 Cub. It can but modified to certain extents, but it has to be a Cub.

What's a Cub, you ask...

This darling little junker is a Cub.

This darling little junker is a Cub.

It's the super-cheap, super-common little Go-Bike that can be found any and everywhere in Japan. If you're in the Land of the Rising Sun right now, we guarantee there is one of these things within a kilometre of you. It's entirely possible that you're reading this from the back of one right now and you didn't even notice.

So, just imagine 20 gear-heads jacking those things up with killer suspension and tires and pushing the bikes to their physical limits on a track that's slick from the rain. And we get to film there. It might look something like this:

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Matty teaches us about Honda Cubs. We teach him about Fluid Masters.

Matty teaches us about Honda Cubs. We teach him about Fluid Masters.

In the afternoon, we wandered out and about into some stunning (and probably haunted) locations.

In the afternoon, we wandered out and about into some stunning (and probably haunted) locations.

We'd love to share the footage with you, but it's feature-bound and you'll have to wait until that one drops.