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1988 Suzuki S40 Boulevard – Studio Motor

Posted on April 23, 2013 by Andrew in Bobber, Brat. 40 comments

It’s amazing what you can do with limited resources and a whole bunch of commitment; that’s got to be the mantra of Studio Motor’s Donny Ariyanto. He’s a builder that’s based in South Jakarta, and if there’s anyone in the world that will be able to make a mountain out of any anonymous, out-of-favour, ill-advised motorcycling mole hill, it’s this man. In the past he’s worked miracles on Yamaha Scorpios and Suzuki Thunders, but we’re thinking that he’s really outdone himself this time. Feast your eyes on Studio Motor’s latest single cylinder miracle, the “Naughty Red.”


Studio Motor’s Honda CB750

Posted on December 8, 2012 by Scott in Café Racer. 34 comments

By guest writer Ian Lee.

I went for my first ride in a tuk tuk this week. Do you think I was in Singapore? Nope. Laos? Not even close. Thailand? No siree… I was actually in a workshop on the outskirts of Sydney. I got the idea of it though, garishly decorated and loud, a simple means to get around. Hailing from the same part of the world, comes a bike that is the healthy opposite to the idea of a tuk tuk. Well thought out aesthetics, the note of 736cc of Honda quad cylinder power, and a race fairing beat out of galvanised plate come together to show (once again) the talents of Donny Ariyanto at Studio Motor. If only as much thought went into tuk tuk design as went into this.


Studio Motor’s ’88 Kawasaki GPZ600

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Andrew in Racer. 28 comments

Imagine, if you will, a machine that records your dreams. But not like a video recorder or a still photo. No, this machine can capture 3D information and then render it in such a way that an advanced milling machine can make real the things that only previously existed as a set of sleepy, random synapse firings inside your weird, little mind. You connect yourself to the aforementioned machine and decide to give it a bash. You nod off and soon you are in a strange world that’s half Japanese Manga and half tropical reef in which fish are the dominant species and have evolved so that they walk upright. The ruler of these fish is a giant Nemo-esque King clown fish called Kawasushi. To demonstrate his greatness he has the world’s greatest motorbike made in his likeness. And then you wake up, download the data into the milling machine and it carves this bike out of a solid block of aluminium. Meet Studio Motor’s latest dream machine, the spectacular Kawasaki GPZ600.


Studio Motor’s Honda CL350 – “No.27”

Posted on October 2, 2012 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. 43 comments

There’s an interesting phenomena, the name of which I haven’t figured out yet (suggestions on the back of a stamped, self-addressed email please), that somehow dictates that any cool custom shop we stumble upon will have a back catalogue of bikes inversely proportional to the distance they are from the west. Recently found a new shop in downtown London/New York/ LA/Sydney? See that one bike they have displayed proudly in the window? It’s a safe bet it’s their only one, too. But find yourself wandering through, say, South Jakarta and the lucky money’s on any bike shop within spitting distance being a veritable custom bike factory. Like this one for instance. Downtown Bintaro’s own Studio Motor Custom Bikes. A quick skim of their website and I counted at least a dozen of the sweetest bike’s I’ve seen in a good while, including this here gem. Please give a warm, 12 bike salute to Studio Motor’s hard-working boss, Donny Ariyanto.