MOTOJAPAN Rider: Gackt

by Moto Japan

Fascinated by riders of Japan, we are adding regular interviews with some of the most enchanting motorcycle riding personalities in the land of the rising sun.

This time, we're introducing Gackt.

Name: Gackt

Bike: Suzuki GSX-R1000

Years riding: 2 years

Favorite motto: Progress day by day.

Where are you from and how did you get into riding?

I was born in Tochigi Prefecture, in a town called Nogi. I always wanted to ride a bike, but didn't take a step towards it until my friends were getting the "oogata" (big bike) license. I became a rider at the same time as they did.

How often you ride these days and where is your usual riding route?

It ride about two times per week. I swing by the nearby area, but I also go farther sometimes, to some mountain passes.

Why you choose your current bike?

We had a good chemistry... What I like about it now is its good acceleration.

Any downsides?

Position - it's not really comfortable.

Are you eyeing any other bikes then?

The new GSX-R1000 L8.

What does a motorcycle mean to you?

For hobby as well as a means of transport, it is indispensable to life.

Do you usually ride alone, or in a group?

I used to be a solo rider, but lately I do pair riding.

Do you have a favorite riding spot?

I do. It's Hitachi Bypass, from which you can see the sea.

What's your riding goal?

I'd like to modify my bike in a way that a riders magazines would pick it up as a news piece. That would be great.

Overall, I'm really glad I decided to ride a motorcycle.

You can find Gackt on Instagram.