faiz, one of the partners at dariztdesign, emailed a few pix yesterday of their latest bike, the 9th attempt, a 1981 kawasaki kz200 brat bobber they started building in june and finished this week.
the guys at darizt created a new frame from the original to extend the wheel base. they also replaced the the front suspension with a yamaha fz16. the modified tank was taken from an old motorcycle from their nearest junk yard and their best guess is that it’s from a zundapp.
the exhaust pipe, handle bars, saddle, and rear fender are hand made by darizt, with the forward controls and footspegs made from a bicycle’s crank and bottom bracket. other parts were taken from castaway bicycles, such as cables.
the cylinder head was bored up a few centimeters and the piston was replaced with the bigger size from some honda civic from the 1980’s. the carburetor was replaced with a mikuni 32mm and they men upgraded the ignition and wiring.
the front wheel runs a 120/80-18 tire and the rear is a 150/70-17.
i’d seen some pix of the bike in build stages and asked if the fender had more than 25 millimeters of travel before it hit the tire and faiz replied, “it’s a stiff ride, and the fender become the victim,” and he estimated that the travel can be expanded up to about 50 mm due to the adjustable shocks.
agus and faiz are working on #10, a personal project based on another kz200 for agus’s brother-in-law that seems to be more of a tracker than a bobber.
they’ve also got another interesting project based on the sketch below using a honda cb125 as the base for the monoshock bobber.
check out dariztdesign here to see more from one of the best and most innovative custom metric motorcycle shops in the far east.
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