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Minoru Uemura, editor-in-chief of the music magazine “HARD BOP!! MAGAZINE”, values the power of action to start when you have an idea.



The charm of Harley is that it adapts to the rider.

Takano: Once again, what do you think is the appeal of Harley?

Uemura: It’s difficult to say. I think it is the feeling of being possessed by the rider. There is a feeling that once you ride it, you can’t get away from it.

Takano: You mean that Harley comes to you?

Uemura: Yes, that’s right. I think Harleys are not as complete as Japanese cars or other bikes. There are a lot of margins and there are still many parts that can be modified by the rider. That’s why I don’t get bored any time soon, and I can ride the bike of my first choice that I want to ride.

Takano: That’s good. I think it’s important to have margins.

Uemura: I think that’s not very common nowadays.

Takano: The more time you spend on it, the more it becomes your own spec.

Celeina: It is truly a partner. Now, I would like to play you a song here. I asked Mr. Uemura to choose a song that he would like everyone to listen to together on the radio at this time. Please tell us the reason for your song selection.

Uemura: I think there were unfortunately many obituaries in 2023. Despite that, The Rolling Stones are still active and released a new album. I chose this song because I thought I had never been so full of hope. I chose “Angry” by The Rolling Stones.



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