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