Indonesia keeps turning out some of the hottest custom builds, and one of our favorite shops is Rockers Motorcycle Custom out of Bengkulu City. Owner Megy Yuana opened the shop about five years ago, and he’s persevered through challenges ranging from shop fires to unfriendly neighbors. We’re so glad he’s kept the dream alive, as he keeps turning out razor-sharp customs like this Ninja 250 street tracker.
The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is the dominant entry-level sport bike, with fun far beyond its displacement size. Visually, however, it isn’t the sexiest machine in stock trim, unless you have a fetish for bright plastic. This particular specimen came to the shop already customized, but poorly. Megy was able to steer the concept back on track, sketching first and then executing a design that we love. Below, we get the full story on this bantamweight Ninja street tracker!
Ninja 250R Tracker: Builder Interview
• Please tell us a little about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.
Hi, first my name is Megy Yuana. I come from Bengkulu City, Indonesia, and I’m also a hobbyist skateboarder. My love of the world of custom motorcycles is fairly new — about 9 years ago I became so interested in cafe racers, because I feel this is my passion. My first motorcycle — a GSX750 Police — I made into a cafe racer in Rockers Motorcycle Custom — yes that’s my workshop name. My new workshop has been around for 5 years and has experienced many trials, ranging from fires, moving here and there, replacing consumer’s burned motorcycles, etc — but it was my workshop journey.
• What is the make, model, and year of the motocycle?
Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI year 2016
• Why was this bike built?
This bike came in a condition already customized, but the owner didn’t like the result because it did not fit with his wishes. Finally he took this bike to my workshop on the recommendation of his brother, who is also a lover of custom motorcycles.
• What are the design concepts and what influences the building?
The concept of this Ninja 250 is one of the the street tracker — a concept that the owner wanted.
• What custom work is done on the motor?
The beginning of my work began by drawing a sketch of the bike first. After seeing my pictures, the consumer immediately agreed. After that I immediately mutilated this bike, starting from the framework up. I replaced the alloy wheels with custom wheels that I often call “the hardbone,” because this rim uses 8 inc radius that makes them more robust. I customized further with body work like gas tank and others using a 1.2 mm galvanized plate. That work took almost two weeks. After all the goods were in place came the road test. After the road test there were no obstacles, so came unloading and starting with the final work of finishing, painting, and chrome, which took one week.
• Is there something done during this build that you are so proud of?
The owner and people who see this bike feel happy and thrilled.
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