Here’s something that doesn’t happen too often. A bike update report. Way back in July, 2010 we showed you a great little Indonesian Kwaka from an obviously talented guy by the name of Gilberto Manoch. The bike has a beautiful back story regarding Gilberto’s dad, Tommy, winning the 1963 Indonesian Grand Prix on a bike he’d painted the words “Ulah Adigung” on before the race – Indonesian for “Don’t be Arrogant.” In honour of his father, Gilberto created the bike you see here. This version is it’s second incarnation, and Gil has updated pretty much everything, creating a bike which we think is looking pretty damn winning.
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We love receiving bikes from all over the world but it’s even better when there’s a great story attached to them. Gilberto Manoch is a young Indonesian who was inspired to build a bike dedicated to his Dads amazing win in the 1963 Indonesian Grand prix race at Curug Airport. Tommy Manoch ended up winning the race in 250cc/350cc class as the youngest racer. Before the race Tommy wrote “Ulah Adigung” on the tank of his Honda CB250. Ulah Adigung means ‘Don’t be arrogant’ in Indonesian and was a reminder to himself and other racers. It’s also the name Gilberto has given to his 1982 Kawasaki KZ200 project. Just like his Father, Gilberto has motorcycles running in his blood and started a small custom shop in Jakarta called Mototrigger. You can check out more pics of this understated KZ200 on his Indonesian blog Paper Trigger.
This motorcycle was sent to us by one of our readers in Indonesia named Gifny Richata. The bike is a 1981 Kawasaki KZ200, back then in Indonesia it was the biggest bike available since the government limited the motorcycle’s displacement on the market to under 200cc. It’s the first bike made under the Hajarbroxx Motorcycle name. Hajarbroxx was created by Gifny and his motorcycle mechanic friend named Nandang. Together their dream is to create world class customs that stand out on the streets of Indonesia.
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