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2010-11-11 02:19 | カテゴリ:Japanese culture
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Bōsōzoku is a Japanese subculture associated with motorcycle clubs and gangs.

The word bōsōzoku is also applied to motorcycle gangs, who share an interest in modifications (often illegal) for motorcycles, such as removing the mufflers so that more noise is produced. These bōsōzoku groups also engage in dangerous or reckless driving, such as weaving in traffic, not wearing motorcycle helmets, and running red lights. Another activity is shinai bōsō speeding in city streets, not usually for street racing but more for thrills. With many bikes involved, the leading one is driven by the sentōsha , the leader, who is responsible for the event and is not allowed to be overtaken. Japanese police call them Maru-Sō , and dispatch a police vehicle to trail any groups of bikes to prevent any possible incidents, which can include riding through suburbs at speeds of 5–10 miles an hour, creating a loud disturbance and waving imperial Japanese flags, to starting fights which can include weapons such as wooden swords, metal pipes, baseball bats and Molotov cocktails. These bōsōzoku gangs are generally composed of people under the legal adult age, which in Japan is 20 years old.


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