Embroided jumpsuits and low, low riding bikes.

Bōsōzoku is a Japanese subculture known for its curious fashion sense, distrust of authority, and impressive customized motorcycles. Like some American motorcycle cultures, Bōsōzoku started in the 1950s and exploded in popularity once it emerged into the pop culture mainstream in the '80s and '90s. 

Past that point, however, the similarities start to disappear. While Bōsōzoku groups consider themselves to occupy a space on Japan's underground culture, they often express it in different ways than American bikers. 

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We've listed five interesting traits of Bōsōzoku motorcycle culture.

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