This story first appeared in Tank Moto issue 12.
This isn’t the first time we’ve featured a build by Japan’s Ask Motorcycles. After meeting workshop owner Rad Yamamoto at the Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod Show in 2012 we struck up a friendship. Then in 2014, I arranged to have his beautiful ’61 Triumph 3TA grace the pages of Tank Moto issue 4. In October of 2015, I was lucky enough to head over to Tokyo again and spent a day with Rad and his mates. We visited his modest Ask Motorcycles workshop in Fujisawa (an hour south of Tokyo’s centre), took in some local sights and, of course, a few beers. At the time he disclosed details of a new project that was going to be his 2016 Mooneyes project saying ‘it will be a very different build for me’ and I headed home excited to see what he had in store.