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DariztDesign’s Honda CB125 – ‘Attempt #13’

Posted on April 10, 2012 by Andrew in Bobber. 32 comments

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.


1974 Honda CB125 – Uprising 149

Posted on August 28, 2011 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. 24 comments

Purple. It’s not a colour you choose to coat your beloved custom with lightly. If you’re anything like us, you’ll just default to rattlecan black, or maybe live on the wild side and go for a metallic white. Crazy! Hell, purple’s not a colour you’d often choose to coat anything with. When’s the last time you walked down the street in a purple shirt, or considered a nice shade of lilac to give your house a little zip. That’s right, just about never. Ever. Unless you’re four foot nothing and you have the words “formerly known as” in your name. How then, you may ask, do those mechanical magicians at Jakarta’s increasingly bitchin’ Uprising customs manage to make such a damn funky colour look so stupidly cool? Well, I asked them. And they told me something you’re not going to believe.