“So, we are on a mission to bring back the legend to the country,” Yoshi says.
“It breaks our hearts when we chat with the young generation of riders and the majority of them don’t even know the brand. What the heck!”
The legendary brand was founded in 1973 by racer Mamoru Moriwaki who worked and trained with race team owner Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura.
He branched out on his own when Yoshimura moved to the USA.
It was a highly successful brand in the late 1970s and ’80s, working with Antipodean race legends such as Wayne Gardiner, Graeme Crosby and Tony Hatton, as well as the Honda Racing Team.
Bikebuilder is one of several official Australian dealers, but none gives the brand the attention it deserves, Yoshi says.
“Honda Australia don’t even bother bringing their products into the country therefore we never, ever see a single Moriwaki product in a Honda shop,” Yoshi says.
“No one has ever actively pushed Moriwaki products nor bring into the country over the past decade and more. That’s why it is buried in history and forgotten in this country.
“We see ourselves as the only active Moriwaki dealer in this country and are willing to put 150% of our effort to rise the brand again while other dealers don’t even bother.”
Yoshi says the brand’s exhaust system is better engineered than Yoshimura and points out that the Australian Superbike Honda Racing Team uses a Moriwaki full titanium race system.
Bikebuilders have received their first shipment which includes exhausts for the popular Honda Grom and Kawasaki Ninja 300, hand-torched titanium tumblers, 2017 Suzuka 8 hours limited-edition sports towels and wrist bands.