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The Club For Classic Japanese Motorcycles

For Japanese Motorcycles 15 years plus








Welcome to the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club

Welcome to the VJMC, the UK’s premier club for Japanese bikes fifteen years old and over. The club was founded in 1982 by a small group of like minded enthusiasts..

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The rise of Japanese motorcycles.


See a selection of our members bikes. From tiddlers to the superbikes from the last few decades.


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Tansha August 2019

The August issue of Tansha is a perfect reflection of the club and its members. We're a 'broad-church' organisation so the club's magazine reflects exactly that.


Which is precisely why you'll find members singing the praises of bikes as varied as late 1980's sports 250s in the same issue as early 1960s sports 125 twins.


The appeal of Japanese classics continues to grow and in August's issue we see yet another life long British bike enthusiasts falling for the charms of 1970's Honda 400/4.


As we're notionally still in summer (albeit a British one) there's a raft of event, show, local section and Classic Racing reports reflecting what the members get up to when the sun shines ...and when it doesn't.


And talking of sun one of our features makes the most of its rare appearance with an article that pays homage to the motorcycle sales brochures of the 1970s.


From the fettling and technical side of things we have articles on replacing lenses on speedos and tachos, a neat dodge for installing engines into fresh painted frames and vignette on how to fit seat trims. 


For those who remember Orgi we carry the back story to the compilation of the definitive 70s biking super hero compendium and a retrospective look at one of Honda UK's front men.


Six of these packed magazines can be yours for just £30 a year which also gets you a knowledge base like no other, access to track parades, preferential insurance rates and whole lot more. 

Join today at and experience what the largest classic Japanese motorcycle club has to offer for yourself.  




Steve Cooper  


VJMC Editor 


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