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The 2021 Tokyo Motorcycle Show Is Cancelled

Shooting for 2022

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
Media on soaking Sportsters in downtown Tokyo

Coronavirus Is the Cause

The 48th Tokyo Motorcycle Show has been canceled by the Tokyo Motorcycle Show Association. It will be rescheduled in 2022. The reason is because of the risk of infection due to the Coronavirus, according to the Japanese publication Young Machine.

The event was supposed to be held in 2021 but now it will be pushed out to 2022. This is a truly unfortunate turn, but not something that is totally a surprise. The event would have been one of the larger motorcycle events to happen this year, and with the whole idea of the show to be to get up close and personal with the motorcycles, it’s clear why it had to be canceled.

This decision will push the date for the event out to 2022. I’m not seeing a time or specific date specified at this time, but that information will likely come at a later date closer to the actual event date. 

COVID-19 has really wrecked havoc on motorcycle show season this year and it’s tough to see the effects of the virus bleeding into 2021 already. We’re not even through 2020 and events in 2021 are being canceled. With that said, it makes sense. Japan has had a low death rate from the virus, but it hasn’t been totally able to handle the situation in the country easily, and there’s a much larger portion of the population that’s elderly. So, I get the Tokyo Motorcycle Show’s decision. I’ll just be glad when all of this is far behind us and we can have motorcycle shows again.