HISTORY

“It all started from the passion of one rider: our founder, Taichi Yoshimura.”

RS TAICHI's products are produced by Taichi Yoshimura, a former professional racer who still enjoys motorcycles.
That's why there are no compromises made when developing our products.
Our products exude Yoshimura's spirit as a racer.
And riders can tell our products were made by an athlete who deeply understands the sport.

PROFILE

創業者 吉村 太一

Founder Taichi Yoshimura

Taichi Yoshimura was born in Osaka in 1946, and through the 60s and early 70s, he was sponsored by both Suzuki and Honda competing in All Japan Motocross and World Motocross GP, bringing home many victories. After retiring in 1975, he soon established the RS TAICHI brand, supporting many of the riders he had encountered in his career, making his presence as an authority in the industry further known. Currently, he also serves as the Vice President of the MJF Legend Club.

Winning the All Japan Motocross Championship.
Recognizing his outstanding performance in motocross since his school days, Suzuki signed Yoshimura as a rider. In 1967, he won the championship in the All Japan Motocross 125cc class, as a well as a double title in 1970 for both the 125cc and 250cc classes. He became one of the top motocross riders in all of Japan.
Competing in the World GP
In 1971, Yoshimura traveled to Europe to participate in the World Motocross GP as a delegate of Japanese riders. The following year in 1972, he surprisingly transferred to Hondo and brought them their first motocross victory.

HISTORICAL RECORDS

"Taichi Yoshimura's passion for motorcycle racing
is the basis of all things RS TAICHI."

After retiring, he brought his vision to life,
creating motocross products that only a pro rider could implement.

Taichi Yoshimura finished his last season in 1974 and decided to retire. However, that is when he began to envision a new dream evoked by his motocross passions: "If only I could share the same joy of motorcycles with other riders using everything I've learned from my own experiences..."

And thus, RS (Riders Sport) Taichi was born.
It is because Yoshimura has such fondness for the sport that all of the RS Taichi products are given the utmost care and time in development. From all of the gear to various bike parts, each and every one is embedded with Yoshimura's pure love for motorcycling.

FOUNDED IN 1975

  • 1975

    Established Riders Sport Taichi, an authentic pro motorcycle gear shop in Daito, Osaka.

    大阪府大東市に本格的プロショップとしてライダーズスポットタイチを創業
  • 1976

    Gear bags were RS TAICHI's first original manufactured products.

    自社オリジナル製品の開発に着手、第一号はギアバッグ
  • 1983

    The current head retail location was built in Nakagaito, Daito

    大東市内垣内(現在の直営店)に新社屋建設
  • 1984

    • Developed original riding shoes RST301 with Japanese sports shoes manufacturer, ASICS.

      ライディングシューズ「RST301」を㈱アシックス社と共同開発
    • Built Ryder Park, a full-scale offroad sports track facility.

      オフロードスポーツの本格的施設としてライダーパークを建設
  • 1985

    Released road racing gear brand, Nixe.
    Launched RS TAICHI original Oil Filter.

    ロードレースギア「Nixe」(ニケ)を発表オリジナルフィルターオイル「RST-1」を開発
  • 1988

    Kevin Schwantz contracted with RS TAICHI, winning the World Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit.

    ケビン・シュワンツ選手と契約し世界GP鈴鹿大会で優勝
  • 1990

    Announced original offroad wear TAICHI FORCE.

    オリジナルオフロードウェア「TAICHI FORCE」を発表
  • 1991

    • Developed original tire warmer with Japanese fiber manufacturer TEIJIN using "softelec." Supplied tire warms to McLaren's Formula 1 Racing Team.

      テイジン㈱と同社”ソフテレック”を使用したタイヤウォーマーを共同開発マクラーレンF-1チームにタイヤウォーマーを供給
    • Developed original front shock absorber for mountain bikes in partnership with SHOWA.

      ㈱SHOWAとマウンテンバイク用のオリジナルサスペンションを開発
  • 1993

    RS TAICHI expanded to cruiser rider market with new brand OPTIMA.

    クルーザーライダー向けのブランド「OPTIMA」を発表
  • 1996

    RST-1 adopted by Honda factory team.

  • 1998

    Released new LD Equipment Touring Motorcycle accessory series.

    ツーリングライダーのためのツーリングギアシリーズ「LD Equipment」シリーズを発表
  • 2005-2006

    Keiichi Kitagawa won FIM Endurance World Road Racing
    Championship title.

    ツーリングライダーのためのツーリングギアシリーズ「LD Equipment」シリーズを発表
  • 2006

    Participated for the first time at the largest motorcycle show in the world: INTERMOTO in Germany.

    世界最大のモーターサイクルショー、 ドイツのINTERMOTOに初出店
  • 2006-2007

    Held exhibition at EICMA in Italy and the AIM EXPO in America.

    イタリアのEICMA、アメリアのAIM EXPOに出展
  • 2008

    New logistics center opened in Higashi-osaka.

    Introduced T-RRAPS, the first racing suits with built-in air bags.

    世界で初めてレーシングスーツにエアバッグシステムを搭載した「T-RAPS」を発表
  • 2009

    Nobuatsu Aoki wins Suzuka 8-Hours.

    青木宣篤選手が鈴鹿8時間耐久ロードレースで総合優勝
  • 2010

    • Announced L-TAICHI as new brand logo.

      ブランドロゴとして新たにL-TAICHIを発表
    • RSB260EL blade holster bag won the Good Design Award.

      RSB260ELブレードホルスターバッグがグッドデザイン賞を獲得
    • Began operating offroad course Ryder Park Ikoma (formerly Suzuki Auto Land).

      オフロードコース「ライダーパーク生駒(旧スズキオートランド生駒)」の運営を開始
  • 2011

    Released E-HEAT series: gear with electrical heating system via mobile battery.

    モバイルバッテリーで可動する電熱ウェア「e-HEAT」シリーズを発表
  • 2013

    Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman won Petronas FIM Road Racing Championship SuperSport SS600 title.

    アズラン・シャー・カマルザマン選手がFIMアジアロードレース選手権SS600クラスでチャンピオン獲得
  • 2014

    • Josh Hayes won AMA Road Racing Championship SuperBike title.

      ジョシュ・ヘイズ選手がAMAロードレース選手権スーパーバイククラスでチャンピオン獲得
    • Contracted with Hafizh Syahrin: Moto2 Road Race World Champion

      ロードレース世界選手権Moto2 ハフィス・シャーリン選手と契約
    • New "TIPS" protection slider concept debuted as Suzuka 8-Hours; worn by: Kevin Schwantz, Satoshi Tsujimoto, Nobuatsu Aoki, and more.

      新コンセプトのプロテクションスライダー鈴鹿8時間耐久ロードレースでケビン・シュワンツ選手、辻本 聡選手、青木 宣篤選手他、数名の選手に装着し発表
  • 2015

    Released new era chest protector TECCELL Chest Protector, which won the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun Grand Prize in the Bicycle Division.

    新世代のチェストプロテクター「TECCELL チェストプロテクター」を発表2016年には日刊自動車新聞用品大賞「二輪部門」を受賞
  • 2015-2016

    Taichi named official gear supplier for ASIA DREAM CUP.

    ASIA DREAM CUPにオフィシャルギアとしてレーシングギアを供給
  • 2016

    • Apiwat Wongthananon won Asia FIM Road Racing Championship AP250 class title.

      アピワット・ウォンタノン選手がFIMアジアロードレース選手権AP250クラスでチャンピオン獲得
    • Developed TECH-AIR, leather racing suits with built-in airbag system.

      レーシングレザースーツ用のエアバッグシステム「TECH-AIR」搭載可能スーツを開発
  • 2017

    • Supplied official team gear to TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR (MOTO GP).

      TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR(MOTO GP)にチームウェアを供給
    • RS TAICHI riders dominate the winners' podium at the traditional American race Daytona 200.

      アメリカの伝統レース デイトナ200でRSタイチライダーが優勝初めての表彰台を独占
    • Introduced division-type TECCELL chest protector with enforced surface plate for heightened safety.

      さらなる安全性を追求したテクセルチェストプロテクターの分割式、表層強化型を発表
  • 2018

    Supplied gear for Hafizh Syahrin, who was promoted to the MotoGP class.

    ハフィス・シャーリン選手がMotoGPクラスに昇格、レーシングギアを供給
  • 2019

    Announced collaborate with NEWERA and BIOHAZARD (Resident Evil).

    • NEWERA COLLABORATION

      NEWERA COLLABORATION
    • BIOHAZARD COLLABORATION

      BIOHAZARD COLLABORATION

TO BE CONTINUED

"With 40 years in the business, we're going to the next stage."

After countless innovations, TAICHI is going even further.
Always working from a rider’s POV and keeping one step ahead,we strive to make the best gear to support all riders.