Aluminum Chassis Kits For Sportster And Triumph. Made In Indonesia At Unbeatable Prices.

retroclassic1retroclassic2When you think custom motorcycles outside the United States, Indonesia is probably not a region coming to your mind.

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: Retro Classic Cycles.

15 Responses to “Aluminum Chassis Kits For Sportster And Triumph. Made In Indonesia At Unbeatable Prices.”

  1. 1 Terence Tory Nov 1st, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Featherbed frames are really only adequate for outputs up to fifty horsepower.A Featherbed bike relies on rigid motor mounts and head steady for at least half of its chassis rigidity.Rubber mounts don’t tie the plot together.

  2. 2 CafeSportyTC Nov 1st, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Terence your missing the point… this is sexy, and 90 percent of our culture buys on looks alone. we cant see the details, so we don’t know where its braced. I guess my point is, maybe you should step out of yourself for two flippin’ seconds and look at this for what it is. Jesus christ, you can’t see the forest for the trees….

  3. 3 Rodent Nov 1st, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I wouldn’t buy anything from Indonesia if I could help it.

  4. 4 Terence Tory Nov 1st, 2013 at 9:47 am

    CafeSportyTC,I can see that the bike in the top image has a Buell style head steady for a rubber mounted XL motor.Featherbed chassis techniques have been well understood for over fifty years.I understand chassis engineering first, and fashion runs a second to me. A Featherbed flexes a great deal even when a rigidly mounted motor holds it all together, you can’t brace rubber mounted one out to avoid it.

  5. 5 CafeSportyTC Nov 1st, 2013 at 9:55 am

    and the point is still missed Terence…

  6. 6 Terence Tory Nov 1st, 2013 at 10:09 am

    The point was glancing blow that I just shrugged off.I know people like shiny things and junk.How else can you explain guys buying Dynas?

  7. 7 burnout Nov 1st, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Now you gonna hate on the Dyna?………………………………….. peace

  8. 8 CafeSportyTC Nov 1st, 2013 at 11:08 am

    oh my … Terence I won’t get into a battle of words with someone who thinks he’s the most intelligent person in the room, because you will never be able to convince a narcissist that he is anything less than perfect. Have nice day, and keep on believing your awesome….

  9. 9 Lyle Landstrom Nov 1st, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    TT has a good point about Dynas….

  10. 10 bartsky67 Nov 1st, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I doubt the drop in rigidity if any will make any difference to 98% of the guys who want that bike and frame, they just want to get out and have a blast on the weekends and both those bikes supply lots of sporting fun especially if hopped up a bit.
    The rest of it is just so much ‘spec racing’….

  11. 11 Terence Tory Nov 1st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    CafeSportyTC.I don’t “thinks”,I knows.

    bartsky67,The stock rigid mounted or the rubber mounted XL frames would work way better,and that’s saying something.”Straight line café racers” would like these things.

  12. 12 David Nov 3rd, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    @cafesportyTC….my wife is sexy too..but I wouldnt sell her to you or anyone else…she could over stress their ball bearings!!!


  13. 13 CafeSportyTC Nov 4th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    ^ ha ha ha 🙂

  14. 14 nicker Nov 5th, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Looks like an attempt at a NORVIN… but on a budget…..


  15. 15 BC in SoCal Nov 8th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    There really are some pretentious twats who regularly post on Cyril’s blog.

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