Shiroh Nakajima established the custom shop, Ritmo-Sereno, in 2001 and became known for introducing the 'Cafe Racer' customized BMW motorcycle to the world. Now, having left the custom shop, he is busy working out of his new personal studio, 46Works, located in Yatsugatake, Japan. While focusing on custom bike production and maintenance, he has started to manufacture classic car parts, and is also planning to produce original furniture. Before opening his first shop, Shiroh was a writer and editor for automobile magazines, as well as a professional studio and touring musician.
Hideya Togashi won the Best Of Show Motorcycle award at the 2006 and 2007 Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show. Hideya's simplistic and organic designs have also been displayed in European custom shows and have gained him a lot of popularity. Strengthening the performance back to its original state, and carefully constructing exquisite outer shells, he creates motorcycles that are without exaggeration and ornamentation. Custom designs based on newer Sportster models are also in the works, with the hopes of creating motorcycles with an even more enjoyable performance. It is this enjoyment that Hide Motorcycle has been pursuing ever since their establishment in 2003.
Harley Davidson, Triumph, Yamaha SR, XS, and Kawasaki W650 motorcycles have crossed borders and generations, with Choppers, Bobbers, Trackers and Vintage MX motorcycles also having rivaled designs. But that added street flavor is a signature of Brat Style, and this hasn't changed since the shop opened in 1998. Recently, the shop is producing Vintage MX-style custom motorcycles based on the Yamaha SR. Goh Takamine of Brat style, while busy manufacturing a large line-up of original parts and custom motorcycles, competes in the Twinshock MX Race.
Kaichiroh Kurosu won the Best Of Show Motorcycle prize two years in a row at the 2012 and 2013 Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show (HRCS). With entries from local and overseas participants totaling at over 650, HRCS is considered to be the world leader in variation of custom and base machines, conceptual designs and masterful engineering. Winning the last two years in a row proves that Kaichiroh Kurosu is the best builder around. Kaichiroh pays attention to detail, shaping the curves and edges of each part with purpose, and carefully constructing the body to produce a beautiful motorcycle. His shop opened in the year 2000.