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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The charm of Royal Enfield café racer from Krom Works

~CaféRacer~ The passion to get a special custom motorcycle will not subside even if it has to travel thousands of kilometers away. Well, to get the best will certainly give its own satisfaction. And a custom motorcycle work is usually born from imagination plus inspiration from various studies of the builder.
The café racer custom motorcycle based of the Royal Einfield Bullet 500 by Krom Works. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
One important thing in the motorcycle figure has its own identity from its creator as part of its strength. This is one of the characteristics of Krom Works, a southern Jakarta-based custom-motorcycle workshop that has its own charm by playing the chrome accents.
The headlight of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is integrated with the body and given a unique additional grille. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
As we can see in one of the latest modification results of the workshop, in which its special style chromated touche penetrated to entire bodyparts of simple dazzling café racer styled motorcycle that combines classic and futuristic nuances by taking the base of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500.
The handlebars of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works mounted inside the body, which makes it a bit complicated and uncomfortable to ride. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
According to the Builder from Krom Works, Andika Pratama, the motorcycle custom concept is different from the café racer styles in general. As you can see, this motorbike has a stature and appearance that is very unique and different from most custom motorbikes. Therefore, the builder say that the motorbike is not recommended for daily use.
The stop lamp of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is hidden in its stern and is given an additional grille like the headlights. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
One of them is from the application of tires with a 21-inch rims on the front and back. Just for info, the motorbike custom project is commissioned by Keith Edney, a customer in UK who want to have the Krom Works custom motorcycle based of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500. Therefore, in this project, the builder only uses the RE Bullet 500 engine which he coincidentally owns as a molding place only, where the entire chassis and custom body will be built around the engine.
Its stainless exhaust made in short-size to match the overall concept and add to the engine roaring of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 custom motorcycle. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
Then in the building process, Krom Works builder admitted that it took about 5 months. Almost all the motorbike's body made by hand and only relies on the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 engine. Unless several parts taken from other notorcycles, such as the legs, the Royal Enfield Café Racer uses a rear suspension taken from the Kawasaki Ninja. While the front suspension uses a Girder model with the mechanism inside the motorcycle's body.
Uniquely, the rear monoshock suspension is made as if it is one with this custom Royal Enfield Bullet 500 chassis. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
The Royal Enfield custom body is made of stainless steel plate material with a thickness of 1.5 mm with a unibody model consisting of several welded series and polished metal finishing until it is shining. Inside the body there is a tank that can hold about 4 liters of gasoline, and to make it look cleaner, the electrical system and battery are stored in the body as well.
The rear drum of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is made of an aluminum billet which is decorated with brass-touch and air scoops and is mounted into one with the gears. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
Meanwhile, the Krom Works custom motorcycle's chassis is more likely boxy-shaped, and is made of 8 mm iron plate. The builder admitted, previously more often using iron tubings to make chassis. So no wonder, in the making of the such boxy-shaped chassis is indeed a bit complicated because there must be something welded and forged by hand. After finished, the chassis was then given a green color because it was considered to have classic elements as the bike's owner desires.
This unique motorcycle custom concept has a fairly difficult manufacturing process, that's no wonder the making of this motorbike costs quite a bit of money. According to the builder, the cost spent to build the Royal Enfield café racer style custom motorcycle is in the range of Rp.90 millions to Rp.140 millions (approx $6,300 to $9,800). 

If You want to build such motorcycle, pls contact the builder at +62 838-9999-0459 or You can also seen one of the custom motorcycle results of the Krom Works in here.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KROM WORKS | NAIKNOTOR.COM ]
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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Yamaha XSR 155 modified in modern flat track style

~Custom Built~ Customization is one way to change the appearance of a motorcycle to be different from the factory default. Almost all components are made by hand, without deifying the aftermarket accessories available in the market.
A modified Yamaha XSR 155 done by Pap N Mam in a modern flat track style. (Picture from: Viva)
By utilizing the builders or experts to make a custom motorbike, some manufacturers are interested in changing their products to attract the attention of consumers. 

As has been done by the world's famous Japanese motorcycle brand Yamaha (in Indonesia) through PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) took in collaboration with several well-known custom motorcycle workshops in the country. And one of its latest custom projects is with Pap N Mam.

The Yamaha XSR 155 has a neo retro design that can attract attention, but in the hands of Hendra Cahyono of a motorcycle builder and owner of Semarang-based workshop named Pap N Mam, the Yamaha XSR was changed to a modern flat track.
Hendra said that the Yard Built event is a place for builders and modifiers to be able to realize their dreams of developing motorcycles, which are in accordance with their own wishes.“In this Yard Built program, I carry the Modern Flat Track concept. Through this creation, I can express my ideas and innovations as a whole. All ideas and ideas about developing the bike according to my wishes came true. It's like saying, this is really my motorbike," he said, quoted by VIVA Otomotif Friday, December 31, 2021.

In the process of changing, Hendra played a lot in the legs area. So on the legs the changes look very striking. So that it doesn't look short, then he adds or connects the wheelbase of the XSR 155 motorbike back up to 10 cm (extended swingarm).
Hendra Cahyono of Semarang-based workshop Pap N Mam while on work to custom the Yamaha XSR 155. (Picture from: Viva)
Thus, the dimensions of the XSR 155 will be longer. To make it look more manly, Hendra pinned various knick-knacks on the XSR 155 he changed. For the appearance of the headlights and taillights, he carries the concept of a pop up style headlamp, where the lights can open and close automatically.

Then embed the exhaust header with titanium material equipped with exhaust valvetronic features and custom aluminum cylinders. And so that it looks macho even when parked, Hendra has attached a side standard that is equipped with the ESS (Electronic Side Stand) feature. "The reason is because in my work, safety features must still be considered. That's why I pinned the ESS feature on the side," as Hendra concluded then.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VIVA.CO.ID | OTOMOTIF.KOMPAS | 100KPJ.COM | OTOPLUS ]
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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Here's the two-wheeled artwork of PapnMam Modified

The presence of various forms of artwork is like a magnet that can always attract enthusiasts to enjoy it. And works of art don't have to be present in general forms such as paintings, sculptures or others. Yes, works of art could also be realized in the form of motorized vehicles. This is like what was shown by a Semarang-based modification workshop called PapnMam Modified at the Kustomfest 2020 annual event which was held in December 2020 in then.
The Honda GL-400 Custom is built by the Semarang-based workshop called PapnMom Modified while on display at the Jogja National Museum in the Kustomfest 2020 annual event. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
It's gorgeous, that is an expression that came out when watching this neat Honda GL-400 Custom motorcycle made by the Semarang-based modification workshop on display at the Kustomfest 2020 event at the Jogja National Museum. How's look? You could be seen a custom motorcycle figure comes with a minimalist design blend in a futuristic concept, making it appear like a modern contemporary work of art.
The Honda GL-400 Custom is built by the Semarang-based workshop called PapnMom Modified and from the Honda GL400 only the engine is taken, the rest is made by hand. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
As quoted from Otomotifnet, the only-one custom motorbike was built by the Semarang-based modification workshop for more than 1 year (1 year 2 months to be exact) since 2019, with the initial concept of a café racer, and over time many changes have occurred up to its final result carries a futuristic concept as seen today.
The Honda GL-400 Custom body and chassis made by hand and using the origami technique. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
The motorbike modification project began when the motorbike owner intends to build his Honda CB-400, then changed his mind after getting a hunk of the Honda GL-400's longitudinal configuration V-Twin engine unit. And Hendra Cahyono as the bike builder of PapnMam Modified gave a lot of design input to Noval Mustapha, the motorbike owner while working on the modification project.
The PapnMam Modified's Honda GL-400 Custom fuel tank uses a separate, futuristic chassis model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
As for your information, the Honda GL-400 is a 400cc variant of the Honda GL-500 Silver Wing, a touring motorcycle that uses an innovative Honda CX500 engine with uncommon based technology and was rarely used in its time. Apart from adopting a longitudinal V-Twin engine, it is also equipped with liquid cooling, electric starter, shaft drive, modular rims and two CV-type carburetors which are set to reduce emissions.
The cafe racer concept clamp handlebar is the main controller of the PapnMam Modified's Honda GL-400 Custom. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
Then the machine is placed on a frame and chassis made with the 'origami' technique. The technique applied on the bike is not 'origami' in real mean (Japanese's paper folding art), instead by manually assembling the chassis made of metal plates one by one, which previously had made the patterns on the yellow cardboard on the scale of 1 : 1.
The Honda GL-400 Custom is installed with a Keihin Carburetor which is added with a custom square velocity stack. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
And according to the builder, the method will simplify the process to apply onto the real chassis. Only by transferring the cardboard motif to the metal plate then assembling it into one complete chassis. Then by using the same method also applied by the motorbike builder on the body making process. The work ranging from the fender, fuel tank to the radiator cover. The thin and hollow frame in the center creates a dynamic and artistic impression. Then followed by a stern that seemed to be seen only as a thin sheet.
Inside the Honda GL-400 Custom exhausts is embedded a handmade valvetronic system to help reduce sound. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
And the one off modified GL-400 bike is also equipped with axle drive as standard, that's seems to have its own difficulties while in the installing process. The distance between the engine holder and the arm must be made precisely, for the reason then the builder should be redesigned the default swing arm, and must not be made too long or short in order to be installed optimally.
The Honda GL-400 Custom has a plaque with the serial number 001/001 which indicates the motorcycle is only one in the world. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
The next difficulty occurred when the rear drum was made, because the original motorcycle used tires with a maximum size of 120 inches, while the modified motorcycle used 160-inch tires so that it was not possible to shift the axle. And the solution taken by the motorcycle maker is to shift the engine position about 1cm to the right. Besides the body, there many parts on the modified motorbike are no less eccentric, such the front and rear drum are made of T6 dural aluminum material which is combined with aftermarket rim spokes and wrapped by a pair of the slick tires of Dunlop.
The Honda GL-400 Custom used the redesigned swing arm and shifted the engine position 1 cm to the right so that Dunlop 160" slick tire can be installed at rear. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
The engine was left relatively standard, because according to the manufacturer when it was first received it was fully rebuilt and he only made a new pair of the chrome layered exhausts. To reduce the exhaust sound then the builder added an electronic valve or valvetronic. The exhaust's valvetronic system was made by himself with a servo that uses a car's power window dynamo whose its cover is made of metal so that it is heat resistant.
The Honda GL-400 Custom is built by the Semarang-based workshop called PapnMom Modified while on display at the Jogja National Museum in the Kustomfest 2020 annual event. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mnr5PM)
When the modified motorbike is half-made with the engine installed, the builder done a series of the tests is carried out for 3 weeks to 1 month. The goal is to make sure all components are safe and working perfectly. As the finishing, the builder does not give the color to the body, only whitewashed with clear coat. As if proudly showing the metal lines on the body. As the result, the one off modified GL-400 motorcycle has became a star in the Kustomfest 2020 event and lots of compliments had been pointed to it during the show.
And maybe one day, this gorgeous motorcycle seen by the Petersen Automotive Museum to become one of the motorozed vehicle art works on display. In our opinion, this modified motorcycle has a high artistic taste that is reflected during the manufacturing process. And what do you think?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PAPNMAM MODIFIED
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Friday, December 18, 2020

Take a look at the three rare and most expensive Vespa scooters in Indonesia

As we all know the Piaggio's Vespa scooter brand in Indonesia has its own history. It is not surprising then it creates emotional closeness to form a close brotherly bond between its users. Similiarly, if there is a classic scooter (especially a Vespa) that is offered at a pretty fantastic price, it would be an interesting topic of conversation.
1951 Vespa V30 'Faro Basso' sat on display at the Indonesia Scooter Festival (ISF) 2020 and was offered at a pretty fantastic price of Rp. 900 million (approx the US. $63,480). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3maFlr6)
Yes, a while ago the world of scooter enthusiasts in Indonesia was busy when there's a Piaggio-made scooter was offered at a pretty fantastic price. Now here are three Vespa classic scooters got an exorbitant price tags in Indonesia;

1. Vespa V30 'Faro Basso'
Not long ago, there's something caught the attention of visitors to the 2020 Indonesia Scooter Festival (ISF). At the event, there's a gorgeous 1951 Vespa V30 'Faro Basso' appeared and said to be sold at a price of Rp. 900 millions (approx the US. $63,480). How does it look? This classic Vespa appeared in army green colored and was one of the participants for the Scooter Contest at ISF 2020 event which took place 5-6 December 2020 at Lippo Plaza Jogjakarta.
1951 Vespa V30 'Faro Basso' is one of the rarest classic scooter models has a stunning and iconic shape also carries a 2-stroke 150cc engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3maFlr6)
According to Dwi Yudha Danu, the founder and chairman of the event organizing committee, that the classic scooter was as the result of an original restoration featured with legal documents and valid vehicle taxes. Furthermore, he explained that there were only 50 units of Vespa V30 known existed in Indonesia, but the one was on the similar condition like this was very rare. As it is known that the Vespa V30 Faro Basso is one of the rarest classic scooter models has a stunning and iconic shape also carries a 2-stroke 150cc engine.
But unfortunately the appearance of this classic scooter only lasted briefly, due to the event was later disbanded by the local government, it considered to have violated the provisions of the health protocol in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you are interested to have this 1951 Vespa V30 classic scooter, please call +62-818-0423-4562.

2. Vespa GS (Grand Sport) Series
The presence of the 1950 Vespa GS (Grand Sport) VS on display at the Indonesia Scooter Festival (ISF) 2019 was quite shocking because the price offered on the scooter reached Rp. 500 millions (approx the US. $35,267). Even though the scooter appeared to be mediocre, has not much attributes, and even its silver paint look a little opaque, but who would have thought it was one of the scooters that were priced at a high price during the exhibition.
1950 Vespa GS 150 VS sat on display at the Indonesia Scooter Festival (ISF) 2019 and was offered at a pretty fantastic price of Rp. 500 million (approx the US. $35,267). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2WbKTXP)
The Vespa GS Series scooters are one of collector items. What makes these scooter models were special, apart from its rarity, they have a slightly different physical form from any other Vespa types. The Vespa GS-Series has two variants, namely the VS and MK types. And the Vespa GS VS type has five series, namely VS1 to VS5. Meanwhile, there are only two types of Vespa GS MK, namely Mark 1 and Mark 2.
1957 Vespa GS 150 VS3 uses a 150cc 2-stroke engine with silver color body. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3oNo3BX)
Both of Vespa GS Series also carried different kind of engines, for the Vespa GS VS scooter carries a 150cc 2-stroke engine while the GS MK 160cc. Apart from the engine, the characteristics of the Vespa GS Series also can be seen from the color, for the GS VS type scooter is only available in silver, while the GS MK is wrapped in white.
Well, at the ISF 2019 event, it turned out that there were two other Vespa GS units on display along with several other beautiful and unique scooters, namely the 1957 Vespa GS VS3 Messerchemitt and the 1962 Vespa GS MK1 Messerchemitt.

3. Vespa SS (Super Sprint) Series
This scooter is also commonly called the Vespa smallframe and has only two variants, namely the 500 SS and 90 SS. If seen from its history, the Vespa SS Series was produced from 1965 to 1971 in limited numbers, reportedly only 5,000 units worldwide.
1965 Vespa 50 SS VS3 uses a 50cc 2-stroke engine was said to be offered at a pretty fantastic price of Rp. 1 billion (approx the US. $71,171) and today's highest bid of Rp.700 million (approx the US. $49,819). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3qTfffU)
Apart from its small and cutie design, the Vespa SS Series is also unique thanks to the placement of the spare tire in the middle of the deck and the toolbox that resembles a fuel tank on the upper of the spare tire. Besides being useful to store various mechanic tools, the toolbox also functions as a chest pad for the rider.
As we all know, during its production period, the Vespa SS Series was intended to be used for racing at the Imola and Vallelunga circuits in Italy. And now, even though it has been almost 50 years since the scooter production have been ceased, the Vespa SS Series has never lost its charm among the world's scooter enthusiasts.
Not once, but twice this 1970 Vespa 90 SS with a 90cc 2-stroke engine has been sold at a fantastic price of Rp. 300 million (approx the US. $21,160). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37Vw4y4)
Indonesia as one of the countries with the largest Vespa community in the world, there're several Vespa SS Series units still be found in the roads. However, due to its small population, the price of the Vespa SS Series scooters on the market has gone crazy, it is said that someone once sold a Vespa 90 SS at Rp. 300 million (approx the US. $21,160).
In the first transaction, the 1970 Vespa 90 SS was sold for Rp. 300 million, while in the second one, it was sold for around Rp. 340 million. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37Vw4y4)
In fact there are many other Vespa scooter models that are known to have quite fantastic price tags in Indonesia, one of which is the Vespa Ausburg VGLA/B which is known in Indonesia as Vespa Kongo

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to these three Vespa's rare scooters knew to have an exorbitant price tags in Indonesia, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TEMPO | NAIK MOTOR | OTOJURNALISME | GRIDMOTOR ]
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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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Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Vespa 98 'Serie 0' classic scooter replica made in Indonesia

Having a legendary scooter such the Vespa 98 'Serie 0' (the first scooter model made by Piaggio in 1946) is like a dream, and many scooter enthusiasts in the world are eager to have. However, to make it happen is not easy, because it is constrained by the scarcity factor and the fantastic price. Especially for those ordinary people who always have financial limitations like Me and You.😉
Replica of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' built handmade by an Indonesian builder named Hery Widodo. (Cautions: This is just a replica, not a real one.) (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
How's not. As quoted in our previous article, in early 2017 there was an original Vespa 98 'Serie 0' being offered at a Catawiki's auction event with a price range of $268,150 - $348,600 or the equivalent of Rp.3.5 - 4.5 billion at that time. Look, it's a fantastic row of numbers, right? Although in the end, the highest bidder was below the desired price range above, which was around $195,748 or approx Rp.2.6 billion only. From this, we can see that not just anyone can own the first scooter model made by Piaggio.😢
Replica of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' uses a 2-stroke 150cc engine taken of the Indonesian commonly used Vespa Super 150 scooter model of 1970s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
Then what about those of us who want to own a scooter like this? Maybe the solution for us is limited to have a replica only was okay. So on this occasion, we will take you to see an Indonesian craftsman who specializes in making replicas of the Vespa 98 'Serie 0.'

He is Hery Widodo, a Banyumas-based craftsman who has been making replicas of the legendary Piaggio's scooters since 2018. Amazingly he made a the scooter replica by handmade from scratch (except for the tires and rims) which is forged manually by using a 1.2 mm galvanized plate for the whole of bodies while a 1.5 mm-plate for its chassis.
Starting with the production of the iconic Vespa 98 scooter in 1946, and for more than 70 years of the Piaggio's journey in the world's automotive industry, it turns out has produced hundreds of models. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/34CJ1uW)
As quoted from Motorplus-Online, Hery Widodo told how he started to build the replica scooter business of his owned. Initially in 2012 he casually posted the process of making a Vespa 98 replica on his Facebook page. He further said that at that time the entire manufacturing process was carried out only based on images without having the correct sizes. Unexpectedly then he was contacted by Vespa Italia and sent him the manual.

Even though now, he has the correct sizes, he cannot be careless in the manufacturing process, because according to him the process of making the replica scooter has a high level of difficulty and requires a high level of accuracy as well. All parts were custom made by hand, ranging from the handlebar, seats, headlights, front fenders to the gear stick.
Replica of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' parts such the horns and electrical switches, they are made as similar as possible to the original but with a slightly larger size and placed on the right handlebar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
While the engine used for the replica is not a similar 98cc engine, but has been swapped with the larger one of 150cc capacity  taken of the Indonesian commonly used Vespa Super 150 scooter model of 1970s and mated with the four-speed manual transmission system. To make it look similar to the original scooter, so on the replica pinned a gear stick as is generally installed on motorized vehicles in the 1940s for gear shifting.
On some parts of the body of Vespa 98 'Serie 0' replica looks unpainted, aka left to look like cans and only the front fender, the right-left of the bodies, a little parts that near the fuel-cap and under the seat were painted. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nuOmNG)
Then for another parts such the horns and electrical switches, they are made as similar as possible to the original but with a slightly larger size and placed on the right handlebar. While the seats are wrapped in genuine leather and also made as closely as possible with the 1940s Vespa 98 scooter models.

Because it carries the theme to be similar to the original Vespa 98 scooter, on some parts of the body of this replica it looks unpainted, aka left to look like cans. The part that is touched by the paint is only the front fender then the right-left of the bodies, a little that near the fuel-cap and under the seat. Besides that there's another slight drawback, due to this replica uses a larger engine that makes it look like not fit and protruding out of the right-side of the body. It could be that makes it look uncool, for those of you who like something colorful.
But at least when we return to the original purpose of making this replica, the first, it is made as closely as possible to the original Vespa 98 'Serie 0,' and most importantly of all, its price might be affordable with our pocket.

Indeed, this Vespa 98 replica much cheaper bro! It said to cost you only $4,891 or Rp. 71 million (source). If you're interested to have one, please contact Hery Widodo at his workshop in Jl. Raya Jatilawang no 32 Banyumas Purwokerto, Central Java - 53174.👈

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