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The Woman Revving Motorcycles like Music in Japan
17 Min

By meWATCH Published: 07 Jun 2019 Audio: English

Shino Hashimoto is a 21-year-old rider from Tokyo, fighting to prove herself in Japan’s male-dominated motorbike competitions through one of her proudest skills: cutting calls. By using the throttle and clutch of the bikes, she and other riders create modified revving sounds, which are loosely translated to "calls.” We follow Shino as she prepares for Q-1, a classic competition among racing circuits, to learn more about what's behind the country's unique motorbike culture.

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