DariztDesign’s Honda CB125 – ‘Attempt #13’
The World Wide Tube defines the word “attempt” as “an act of trying to achieve something, typically one that is unsuccessful or not certain to succeed.” Now dress me up in a giant set of black wings, dip me in fresh guano and call me bat shit crazy but I’m not really sure what we all see here before us is most accurately described as “unsuccessful.” Hopefully you are all on the same page as me, but from where I’m sitting it looks a lot like this latest bike out of Yogyakata’s DariztDesigns is anything but a failure. But just to be sure, let’s run through the soon-to-be patented Pipeburn checklist of cool custom bike design over it. Masterful colour palette? Check. Bespoke design? Check. Innovative engineering? Check. Killer seat and tank combo? Attention to detail? Perfect visual balance? Check, check and check again. So that’s a pass – with flying colours no less. In which case I’ve decided to unofficially rename the bike in the interests of accuracy and proper use of the Queen’s English. Ladies and gentlemen, behold Darizt’s “Like a Boss #13.” Enjoy.
“It’s based on Honda ’76 CB125. There’s nothing left from the original bike except the left side crankcase – the engine was upgraded with GL200 parts along with it’s wiring and ignition,” says Darizt’s main wrencher and owner Agus Darizt.
“Almost all of the parts are made in house, frame, tanks, fender, handlebar, springer, swing arm, forward control and exhaust pipe. The box in front of the engine is the battery box and it also functions as a license plate holder and indicator lamps. Both wheels using 18″ with 110/80 front tire and 120/80 at rear.”
“The box in front of the engine is the battery box
and it also functions as a license plate holder
and indicator lamps”
“In general, I think any difficulties we encountered during the build were more manageable for me, because we’ve made this style of bike before. The time we spent on the frame of the bike was the main problem though; sometimes I feel so excited when adding the details to the bike that the thinking and execution are really time consuming and that process could take days or even weeks. The rear sprocket and left disc brake for example.”
“My priority and objective when designing and fabricating all of my bikes is comfort, because I want all of my bikes to be rideable and fulfill the essence and the function of a motorbike, so when you take the bike for long journey it won’t cause you too much trouble.”
“Although this is the second time I’ve built a bike like this I really tried to make it different, ’cause I love to be different and different is the best way to be recognized and remembered.”