Kushi­tani opens in UK

Fa­mous Ja­panese brand es­tab­lishes full ser­vice UK base for off-the-peg and cus­tom

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Ps World -

Leg­endary Ja­panese kit man­u­fac­turer Kushi­tani has opened its first-ever re­tail premises in the UK. Those fa­mil­iar with the firm’s prod­ucts – they’ve been mak­ing high-end kit for more than half a cen­tury (and pro­tected the hides of some huge rac­ing names, such as Gard­ner, Dun­lop, Hislop and Polen) – will ap­pre­ci­ate just how big this move is.

No more hav­ing to guess your sizes and or­der on­line, you’ll now be able to visit the shop and try Kushi­tani prod­ucts on with fac­tory-level back up on site. “Kushi­tani is a pre­mium prod­uct,” said UK boss Jonny King. “It’s im­por­tant for buy­ers to be able to see and feel the kit – this way they can do ex­actly that. The shop’s got a huge bike park too, so we’ll be plan­ning a few bike nights in the fu­ture.

“We’ve also got our own fac­tory-ap­proved re­pair shop, so we can get any kit re­paired or al­tered to fac­tory stan­dard without send­ing it back to Ja­pan.” It’s worth know­ing that all Kushi­tani suits are made to the same stan­dard – from en­try level through to the kit worn by their Mo­togp rid­ers; no ‘spe­cial’ suits for sup­ported rid­ers, it’s all top qual­ity.

“When a rider comes in to be mea­sured for a suit it takes 13 weeks for it to ar­rive from Ja­pan, but half-way through the process the fac­tory send a tex­tile suit through for the cus­tomer to try so that we can iron out any fit is­sues then. So the fi­nal suit is per­fect.”

Kushi­tani UK are now of­fer­ing a sale on se­lected sum­mer col­lec­tion items. “The au­tumn/win­ter col­lec­tion will ar­rive soon,” con­firmed King. And if you’re not fa­mil­iar with the name or the prod­ucts, we highly rec­om­mend you get your­self along and see this kit – if it doesn’t en­cour­age a tin­gle in your nether re­gions you re­ally should have your pulse checked. The Kushi­tani shop is at Chain Bridge Road, Wy­ber­ton, Bos­ton, Lincs. kushi­tani-uk.co.uk, 01205 820114

Bos­ton, Lincs shop is 50 square me­tres, and bike park big enough for all sorts of events too. The full range is on dis­play and orders for suits can be taken now

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