Indonesia

  • Custom Harley Softail Springer

    Custom Harley Softail Springer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    These days, you can slot most custom bikes into a clearly defined genre. Café racer, bobber, tracker—a quick glance is usually all it takes. But occasionally a bike appears that defies categorization, like this Harley-Davidson Softail Springer from Indonesia. A modern American cruiser with vintage… Read more »

  • Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycle

    Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When asked to reveal their influences, builders can come up with some pretty odd answers. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen “a wood-burning stove” credited before. ‘Moon’ comes from Thrive Motorcycle of Jakarta, and they have an unusual method for finding out what their… Read more »

  • Suzuki Thunder 125 custom

    Suzuki Thunder 125 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    In 2012, just over seven million new motorcycles were sold in Indonesia. To put that into perspective, it’s around fifteen times as many bikes sold in the USA. But Indonesia’s 240 million inhabitants are still poor by Western standards: most earn less than US$2 a… Read more »

  • DariztDesign Honda GL100

    DariztDesign Honda GL100

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If Yamaha’s SR series is the mainstay of affordable customization in the Western world, then Honda’s GL series is the Indonesian equivalent. This unusual bobber comes from DariztDesign, described by principal Agus Darizt as “just a little shed—a home garage in Jogja (Yogjakarta), a city… Read more »

  • Deus Bali: Tiger’s Milk I

    Deus Bali: Tiger’s Milk I

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    In Indonesia, the Honda Tiger GL200 is a popular commuter bike—a simple and low-cost thumper with nondescript plastic bodywork. Actually, ‘nondescript’ is not the right word: it’s an eyesore. According to Deus Bali, “the bike comes out of the Honda factory looking pretty ugly. It’s… Read more »

  • Hajarbroxx KillHill CB125

    Hajarbroxx KillHill CB125

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of my regular destinations on the interwebs is Trent Reker’s site bikerMetric. Reker is one wave short of a shipwreck: alternately funny and profane, he’s the closest thing to Hunter S Thompson in the online motorcycling world. He also manages to find distinctly offbeat… Read more »