Indonesia loves its bikes.
From home of the Go-Jek, we have more bikes than people and a Benkel mechanic on every street. Some enthusiasts take this love to the extreme.
In Kediri, East Java, the extreme motorheads have gathered for the 3rd Vespa Festival, exhibiting the best and the naughtiest altered Vespas. Imagine Mad Max, Italian Scooters and Indonesian Culture had a baby, it would be this festival…
Here are 12 outrageous pictures from the Vespa Festival:
To Enter, Every Customized Vehicle Must Have A Vespa Engine
Everyone Tries To Maintain The Classic Curved Front Of The Vespa
No matter how “Mad Max” it gets out there…
It Really Brings You To A Post-Apocalyptic World
The adjustments are varied. Some are transformed into tanks with fake machine guns, some with a dozen extra tires, and a couple proudly bare token creepy stuffed toys.
Adjustments Depend On The Owner’s Tastes And Budget
Some Spend Big…
Many can only afford scrap metal or gems found at the junkyard
Many Vespa Festivals Are Held Across Indonesia – It’s Kediri’s Third
Contests range from “best-looking” to dirt-track races for the “Valentino Rossi” bikes.
Contestants Usually Travel To The Festival At Night To Avoid The Police
Since Most Vehicles Are Unlicensed.
It’s A Tiring Day Out…
But What’s A Festival Without A Heavy Metal After-Party?
Source: New York Post