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Ricoland Bike store in Tokyo (Odaiba).

Went to Ricoland yesterday and thought I'd shoot a few pictures to share what the largest bike stores are like in Japan. It's all about stock and choice of goods there. There's not such a big problem in Japan with shoplifting, so most of the stuff is there on display to touch, try on, etc.









As an example, I checked Shoei's latest helmets, but didn't find any I liked the design of more than my (now discontinued) X-11. So I asked if they had replacement interior parts. Turned out they did - a complete kit for around $100 US equivalent.



So I asked if they could fit them & shopped a bit more.





I bought the hydraulic hose & pads I needed to complete my under-slug caliper conversion, chain lube, oils and other stuff...
20 minutes later they presented the helmet... Just like new again. No charge for the fitting work. Nice.

There's a dyno in the back, and they rent all sorts of bikes. Ducati Pagnale, BMW S1000RR, etc. Anyways, here's some pics. It's not a cheap place to shop, but so convenient to have all the choice there to select from and buy. A dangerous place to go, as I always end up buying more than I had intended.

If any of you ever makes it to Tokyo, this place and the area near Ueno where there's a lot of bike & accessory shops side by side are worth visiting.

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That must be Japan's equivalent of STG...

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My favourite is the wall of Ohlins and the wall of wheels...I really like the brake stuff as well.

I so have to go to Tokyo...I showed my gf the pics earlier and she was really intruiged said something about we should go there.




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Ahhh, wheels....I saw a gold beauty at 262.000 JPY.......lot of coin for me but still.....


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Years ago they had a lot more for RC51's in stock. Magical racing bits hanging from the ceiling, exhausts and cool stuff like that. Now our's are older bikes they only get specific stuff to order if it's still available.

I always gravitate to the brake stuff, wheels and suspension too... Also like looking at little CNC'd accessories.

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Ahhh, wheels....I saw a gold beauty at 262.000 JPY.......lot of coin for me but still.....
Yeah, when the pound was weak & yen strongest around 2008 I bought my wheels and suspension in the UK. It was about half the price as in Japan. It's expensive here for sure. Imported stuff usually is. The Japanese are so crazy when it comes to tuning stuff, they'll just pay - as they don't check prices in other worldwide locations. It's an expensive country so it's all normal!

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I hear ya Miguel.....hoever the Japan made (as far as I know) Dymag above are 419.000 JPY .....
I think they are carbon fiber ones like the BSTs but still....


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My favorite chain lube. It's still available!



Next to the chains, naturally...



Stopping essentials.



Quality oils (One of 3 rows)





Way down at the end are the shocks.






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I hear ya Miguel.....hoever the Japan made (as far as I know) Dymag above are 419.000 JPY .....
I think they are carbon fiber ones like the BSTs but still....
It's a combination of factors. Japan's an expenive country to employ skilled labour in, but also remember the value of Euro, GB pound, $US, etc. have all devalued a LOT more than Yen since 2007. So just looking at the price in Japan and checking exchange rate most people don't understand the reasons why Japan looks expensive.

In 2006, these wheels would have cost roughly half the amount of Euros today, with the same 419,000 Yen price in Japan...

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Great pics! Thanks for sharing! That place looks like the ultimate toy store
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