Asama Memorial Hall
Biker’s mecca, motorbike exhibition hall.

We are temporarily closed from 11th April to 31th May.

In November 1955, the first motorcycle endurance race in Japan, the ‘Asama highland race’ was held in the Kitakaruizawa area of Naganohara. Thanks to this race, Japanese motorbike ability developed drastically and also a lot of new riders entered the sport. The Asama area has come to be called the ‘birthplace of motorcycle sport’.

Asama Memorial Hall was established to pass on this history for many years.

Various famous motorbikes including the ‘Rikuo’ are displayed in Asama Memorial Hall to tell the story of motorbike history. This exhibition has been made possible with the assistance of the ‘Asama meeting club’ motorbike fan club for lovers of the Asama area.

The list of motorbikes exhibited at Asama Memorial Hall in 2019.

Maker Model Displacement Year Country Notes
Rikuo motor cycle Rikuo RX750 prototype 750 1960 Japan Symbol of memorial hall. Only remaining model.
BMW R52 500 1928 Germany imported from Germany. Price was equivalent to a house when new.
Meguro RZ Asama racer 500 1957 Japan Asama volcano race in 1957 senior class winner’s model.
Monarch Monarch F1 Asama model 250 1955 Japan The motor bike used for club man race in 1959 Asama area.
Honda Benly C92 124 1959 Japan Known as ‘shrines and temple style’ due to its angular style.
Yamaha Trail DT-1 247 1969 Japan Established the “Trail” genre which was a big hit in Japan and the US.
Honda CB750F EARA 736 1977 Japan Atutomatic transmissionmodel Civic automatic transmission adapted for motorcycle
Honda Dream CD250 Red 249 1970 Japan Fire fighter model for quick dispatch.
Tohatsu Ranpet wheelchair 56 1961 Japan One off powered wheelchair.
Honda Super cub C100 49 1963 Japan ‘The super cub’ first model.
Kawasaki W1S 624 1968 Japan Transmission on right, brake on left:British style.
Honda C100 Super cub export viersion 50 1961 Japan European version with fashionable coloring and long seat.
Suzuki GSX1100S KATANA 1075 1981 Japan Designed by Hans Moot in the motif of Japanese sword. Hugely popular at the time.
Kawasaki Z750RS 746 1973 Japan Popular model also known as ‘Zettu’
Bridge Stone Champion 1 model 50 1959 Japan Bike produced by top tire manufacturer.
Montesa COTA 247SSDT 247 1971 Spain Won first prize at Scottish SSDT.
Megro 500K1P White bike 500 1964 Japan Leading car in Tokyo Olympic torch relay.
Honda VFR800P mini white bike 49 1987 Japan Faithfully downscaled VFR mini white bike based on NSR50.
Piaggio Vespa 150GS 145 1959 Italy First 10 inch tire sport model Piaggio.
Honda Cub F 50 1952 Japan Popular model with small cycling engine produced 7000 bikes.
Velo cette LE200 192 1955 England Ideal town used bike. UK police introduced.
Yamaha 350 R1 348 1967 Japan Same type as disguised police bike of 30million robber.
The painted 350 R1 used for documentary TV drama.
Solex Velo solex 49 1966 France Fashionable moped(motor engine bike) go well with Paris.
Honda CB92 125 1963 Japan New racer Gen Kitano won with Honda CB92 at Asama volcano race in 1959.
BULTACO FRONTERA250 244.3 1978 Spain Huge successd as off road competition model.
Marusho automobile Baby Lilac SF 90 1953 Japan The same model car bore up to 125cc and participated First Asama highland race.
BMW R27 250 1964 Germany BNW250cc final single model.
Honda CB125T revised 124 1977 Japan Nakaoki special model tuned by Honda racing.
Honda Cub racing CR110 49 1962 Japan production volume is 246. Highly coveted model
Marusho automobile Lilac lancer mark VMF-39 300 1960 Japan Sport model of hey day Lilac. Shaft drive.
Yamaha TD-1 246 1962 Japan The first Yamaha racer sales model.
Yamaha TD-2 246 1970 Japan Renewed engine and body from previous TD-1C.
Tohatsu Arrow LA2B 123 1963 Japan Sporty designed business model.
Honda C95 154 1960 Japan Designed like sport type for exporting from business type.
Honda Monkey CZ100 49 1964 Japan The first model of long selling ‘Monkey’.
Honda MD90B (Postal) 89 1981 Japan Rare postal automobile which wasn’t dismantled.
Honda BenlyCD125S 122 1970 Japan Very rare business model.
Yamaha 4 YD2 cylinder 496 1966 Japan 4 YD2 cylinder of 2 YD2 cylinder.
NIhonnai nenki Kurogane V twin engine 747 1934 Japan Representative of Auto tricycle Kurogane ’s engine.

Others exhibits include Asama highland (volcano) race documents, Asama meeting club documents, posters, catalogs, magazines, books and exhibitions.

More models at the entrance of Volcano museum.

Maker Model Displacement Year Country Notes
Yamaha YDS-1 246 1960 Japan Revolutionary model which established the sport bike category.
Japan high speed institution HOSK road queenDB 498 1958 Japan Sports model for mania. European outfit and great efficient.
Honda Benly JC58 125 1957 Japan Equipped with front suspension based on feedback from Asama racer.

Opening dates

Open April 1st -November 30th (Closed Wednesdays)

Opening hours

8:30 AM-5:00 PM(Last entry 4:30 PM)


Free parking (Parking for 300 cars,40 buses)

Asama memorial hall entry fee

Classification Fee
Personal Adults 300yen
ChildrenUnder 15 years old Free


Contact us if you have any questions.

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