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Yoshimura Exhaust - The History of Yoshimura and Why You Should Buy One

Posted on 21 December 2010 | 1:42 pm by

Hideo "Pops" Yoshimura founded "Yoshimura", in 1955 in Japan. Pops was trained as an airplane mechanic during WWII. Pops Yoshimura was a genius with modifying planes, cars, and all manner of other combustion engine powered vehicles, but motorcycles were his true love. While working as an aircraft mechanic Pops Yoshimura developed a large and well-earned reputation for building power for motorcycles. Customers flocked to Yoshimura looking for a competitive edge and Yoshimura delivered it. The company was a great success, but Pops was much more ambitious. Pops Yoshimura had a goal of racing at the Daytona 200. In 1971 Pops augmented to Yoshimura Japan by opening Yoshimura Research and Development of America, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA. Yoshimura began building engines, but selling exhaust pipes quickly became the primary focus of the business. An engine's ability to make horsepower is largely determined by how quickly it can exhaust spent gasses. From the beginning, the first piece to be modified was the motorcycle's exhaust.

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