Fostering Talent - The Honda Dream Ride Project

Up until only a few years ago, the Indonesian custom motorcycle scene was relatively unknown. Thankfully due to events like Jogjakarta’s Kustomfest all that has changed. I've been lucky enough to visit that show and several workshops around Indonesia. Many of the builders work in spaces no bigger than your average bedroom, have access to limited parts and their skills are almost always self-taught. Despite those barriers, they build custom motorcycles that are on-par with the bikes coming out of America's best-known workshops.In Japan, the team at Honda have been watching the Indonesian scene closely and for 2017 have launched a new initiative to help foster some of the countries most talented builders. We spoke exclusively with Honda and one of the projects contestants, Yuwono Jati of ‘Lunatic Inc, about the ‘Honda Dream Ride Project’ and the motorcycle they built.CONTINUE READING »

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