Taichi Yoshimura Race Worn Gear
Taichi Yoshimura, one of the best riders ever to come out of Japan, is probably best known for his work developing the original Honda CR Elsinores. Taichi is also Honda's first works motocross rider developing and competing on the very first works RC125M and RC250M in 1972. He also gave Honda their very first victories on these incredible machines. Prior to this Taichi was a factory Suzuki rider and 1970 Japanese national champion. Taichi was also awarded a tour of the highly competitive 250 GP circuit in 1971 where he was a teammate of the great Joel Robert. Taichi graciously donated his historical gear to the MXworkbike.com collection where it will be on display in the Taichi Yoshmiura exhibit. Check out the photos below, this is some very historical memorabilia. We also want to thank Holly Masafumi for his contribution. See Taichi's 138lb works Honda 1972 RC125M here
Taichi's first works Honda jersey. This is the earliest factory Honda jersey and the only one in the world today
Originally Honda's works motocross department was called "Technical Sports."
All embroidery, no iron-on
Another very early 1972 works Honda jersey
Taichi Yoshimura 1972 "All Japan Motocross"
Taichi's 1970 official works Suzuki jersey front view
Taichi's official Suzuki motocross team jacket
A very rare set of original denim Team Suzuki mechanics overalls. These can be seen in very early footage of Team Suzuki's mechanics working in the pits