Surprise: in this 238 million people country, the world’s fourth most populous, there are custom builders with a passion for American V-Twin motorcycles, aftermarket part vendors and even a big show, the Kustom Show of Yogjakarta. Fellow journalist Fred Baggur went there, saw interesting custom creations and shared with me pictures of these 2 body kits marketed by a shop called Retro Classic Cycles.
I am told that they are of absolutely superb quality and finish. The Harton body kit for Sportster is tig welded 5052H-32 polished aluminum (gas tank with Monza cap, oil tanks, seat pan, side covers) and let you turn your late model Sporty (2004 & up) into a British style Cafe Racer. With a rear set of controls, Cafe bars and a megaphone exhaust, the kit is sold $4380 (3176 euros) + taxes and transport. A fabulous price for a “plug & play” kit. Just add your motor, tranny, front end and wheels. No modifications required! The same kit is also available for the Triumph Bonneville Hinckley (only body kit to transplant on original chassis), and for the Triumph Meriden (Triton complete kit). They export these kits all over the world. Interested? Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Retro Classic Cycles.