Whether it’s rocking out at your favorite bike park, nailing that drop-in at your
local freeride spot, going big deep in the woods, or even a little street or park
action, the Yakuza series has a bike to fit your needs! Progressively designed bikes
to fit your aggressive riding style. The 8” travel Yakuza downhill frame used on the
Kumicho and Sohon Bucho features details found on higher end dh bikes, such as
an 83mm bb shell and 150X12mm hub, combined with our single pivot rps suspension
system to give you confidence at speed and over the nastiest of terrain. The 7”
travel Yakuza freeride frame found on the Ojiki and Aniki models features our cps
suspension system to soak up the big hits but still allowing you to pedal back up
that next climb. Finally, the Yakuza hardtail featured on the Chimpira is among one
of the most versatile hardtails on the market; burly, stiff, and nimble it is perfect
for deep woods jumps and hucks. Of course, all of our Yakuza frames feature 1.5”
headtubes for strength and compatibility as well as replaceable hangers just in
case you come up short on that next landing.
(R.P.S.) REARWARD PIVOT SYSTEM
Our distinctive looking rearward pivot system (r.p.s.) is much more than a new look
for single pivot bicycle designs, its a revolution in performance. This system was
developed in part as a result of Iron Horse’s world cup and world championship
winning downhill program. First debuted on the Yakuza Kumicho downhill platform,
it has now migrated across the line of full suspension offerings from Iron Horse.
The system features an improved pedaling response over other single pivot
systems, along with great bump sensitivity, and low pedal feedback on the big hits.
FRAME 8" TRAVEL DUAL SUSPENSION SINGLE PIVOT W/ SEALED BEARINGS, 1.5 HEADTUBE, REPLACEABLE
DERAILLEUR HANGER, INTERNATIONAL DISC BRAKE MOUNT, 150MM X 12MM THRU AXLE, 83MM BB SHELL, ISCG05 CHAIN GUIDE MOUNT REAR SHOCK FOX VAN R 8.75" X 2.75" FORK MARZOCCHI SUPER T RV, 185MM TRAVEL
from Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Date Reviewed: December 8, 2011
Strengths: Overall durability, I love it. Feels great all around, even with the weight. Takes off as soon as you hit any kind of slope, no pedaling practically. Heavy duty, no doubt.
Weaknesses: Suspension and Shifting. My bike ghost shifted like crazy so I had a friend help me out and tune it up, ended up changing the set up, no problem now. I'm a crazy light rider, not even 135lbs and I can bottom out the suspension pretty easy, i bumped up to a heavy duty coil in the rear and still could bottom out (broke my seat.) Replaced the front forks with some 888's and it's even better now.
Love the bike. I've had it forever now it seems and it still works great for everything I want to do with it. Only downfall is the rear shock. I'd also recommend a guard for the front sprocket, nothing protects it if you mess up.
Colorado Free rider
Date Reviewed: June 12, 2011
Strengths: 2006 Iron horse Yakuza Sohon Bucho..Very strong well designed frame, Single pivot swing arm is well designed with no side play and no adverse tracking issues. I prefer it over multi link designs, Great for drops, have done 52 ft drop with no damage have even done a 48 ft drop on Shale with no damage. I average 20 to 40 ft drops and jumps frequently on this bike with no issues!!!! GREAT FREE RIDE OR DOWN HILL BIKE!!!!
Weaknesses: Stock Manitou Metel Rear shock Bottoms out causing rear tire to hit seat.. Front fork bottomed out too.. All good now, I replaced them!!
2006 Iron horse Yakuza Sohon Bucho..Very strong well designed frame, Single pivot swing arm is well designed with no side play and no adverse tracking issues. I prefer it over multi link designs, Great for drops, have done 52 ft drop with no damage have even done a 48 ft drop on Shale with no damage... I average 20 to 40 ft drops and jumps frequently on this bike with no issues!!!! GREAT FREE RIDE OR DOWN HILL BIKE!!!!
Frame is bullet proof... Only way to snap it would be landing on a boulder..
It does not get any better than this, My Yeti 575 has half an inch of dust on it in storage shed that testifies how good the Yakuza is.