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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

When VW Combi transformed into a custom motorcycle

After seeing in the online-media that the Jogjakarta's Kustomfest 2020 event was already held. As quoted from the organizer's website, this year's event titled 'Kustomfest 2020 #Unrestricted' held at Jogja National Museum and took place from December 15 to 31, 2020. As usual, the annual event held in Jogjakarta will certainly feature various kinds of custom motorbikes and cars made by automotive craftsmen from all over Indonesia.
So on this occasion we will not talking the custom motorbikes or cars shown off at this year's event, but only want to make a flashback of a unique Volkswagen-engined motorbike that also appeared at the same event a few years ago. Here's the review:
Volkswagen Motorcycles, a custom motorcycle built by Retro Classic Cycles. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2hL5sX1)
All-started when Lulut Wahyudi showcased one of his unique works in the Jogjakarta Volkswagen Festival 2017 (JVWF), held on Sunday, November 19, 2017. According to the owner of Retro Classic Cycles workshop who is also the founder of Kustomfest event, that he brought a custom motorcycle named Volkswagen Motorcycles.

As the name implies, this custom motorcycle is built by using a base of VW 1600 dual port engine commonly used by VW Combi. The machine is mounted on the 1.25 and 1.5 inches of the custom made DOM tubing chassis. To provide accuracy between dimensions and engine weight, he deliberately placed a rake angle of 30 degrees.

The machinery process is done thoroughly. One of them by redesigning the transmission system into four acceleration and can be operated by the rider's foot, just like riding a motorcycle in general.
Left side view of Volkswagen Motorcycles by Retro Classic Cycles. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2hL5sX1)
"This custom motorbike was dedicated to the world of Indonesian custom culture by exploiting my fondness on the VW and then is made in the figure of a custom motorcycle. All the design of the frame until the modification of the transmission system is done in his workshop with a variety of accuracy that still aims to remain comfortable riding," said Lulut, on Sunday, November 19, 2017 as quoted from Kompas.
Engine block view of Volkswagen Motorcycles by Retro Classic Cycles. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2hL5sX1)
The existence of craftmanshift on the bodywork is indicated by the selection of body material made using the aluminum materials. In order seen cool, the chassis construction is given the color of the Red Flat, which is also equipped with an accent of the touch of pinstriping art and lettering from Danny Hacka.
Rear side view of Volkswagen Motorcycles by Retro Classic Cycles. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2hL5sX1)
"We want to prove through these Volkswagen Motorcycles, that automotive work is born from the thinking and process of the production of resources owned by Indonesian. Let's talk with the work," said Lulut further.
 
To maintain performance while riding, the Volkswagen Motorcycles are supported with 41 mm telescopic hardchrome front forks of Mid USA and the rear used the Ohlins adjustable. All of the work process from material to become a custom motorcycle done by Lulut with his team in a short time, that is only one month.
Now, the Kustomfest 2020 event was held, and those unique VW-engined motorbike once again appears on the Kustomfest's Instagram pages such above. For those of you who are interested in seeing the annual automotive event at the Jogja National Museum.

Here's our appeal; Today, We are on the Covid-19 pandemic, so that the event runs smoothly as planned until December 31, 2020. Let's maintain an order by always paying attention to the health protocol in effect. Always to remember! Do not to forget to wear the mask, avoid the crowd then wash oUr hands often.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops..... *** [EKA (27112017) | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KUSTOMFEST | KOMPAS]
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