Art, they say comprises all forms of “expression”. But sometimes it goes beyond just expression and could serve as a strong bond connecting a group of people together regardless of their tribe or religious beliefs. Such can be said of a group of Indonesian rebel riders who share a unique bond over art that involves the extreme modification of Vespa bikes into special vehicles they use for touring their country.
Talented rebel riders in Indonesia create unique vehicles from extreme modification of Vespa bikes
A few months back, we published a post about the top 10 most funny-looking cars in the world but this new post is about the love, and family bond shared by some talented Indonesia custom vehicle makers. Yes, these “rebel riders” say that they have all become one big family by sharing a common interest in a special art that is quite rare in many other regions of the world. This unique art involves the modification of Vespa bikes into uncommon “extreme” vehicles that they use for touring their nation. Some of the common modifications they do to the Vespa bikes include;
- Use of tree branches or animal bones to adorn the exterior of the Vespa
- Addition of extra wheels that enables the Vespa to navigate rough terrains
- Other personal additions that make each person’s bike stand out in a crowd of others
Watch the short documentary video below to get a glimpse of this beautiful and cultural art;
Indonesia’s Tricked Out Vespas
According to the guys in the video, the rebel riders get together every year in multiple celebrations at different parts of Indonesia to admire one another’s bikes (modified Vespas). The bond shared by this community of Indonesian rebel drivers is really inspiring. It is evident from the words of one of the riders interviewed in the above video, who said;
“One Vespa, a million brothers,”
Art is indeed beautiful when shared with others of like mind.