Riku Routo was the first to make a change in that respect when he opened Ace Corner Finland in Lahti, a town in the south of Finland.
It works like its London mother ship. It is a great place to hang out. There is eating and drinking, as well as different runs and gatherings.
Naturally Riku doesn’t attract the same kind of hordes like in London. But in a way he actually has more to offer than his London counterpart, because next to Ace Corner Finland, Riku has set up a beautiful motorcycle museum. The museum houses roughly around 100 motorbikes, including the one Riku himself is most proud of, a Japanese Harley-Davidson, a Rikuo from 1935.
Jari Huovinen is in charge of the interior design of the ‘living’ museum. He sees that the bikes keep changing and that there is every year a new theme in the museum. But he also says that he might consider having permanent stuff also, most likely a Jarno Saarinen exhibition. See more about Ace Corner Finland on its webpage: www.ace-corner-finland.fi