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Indonesia has proved quite the powerhouse of late when it comes to custom bikes. With builders that are easily the best in the region and a beautifully original take on things, it’s a country that attracts the interest of the region’s bike fans over and above many of its contemporaries – Australia included. And the Indonesian crème de la crème would have to be Bandung’s White Collar Bikes. Their main man, Ram Ram Januar, has the metalworking skills of sword maker. And here’s very shiny, perfectly brushed proof. It’s his latest build, an all-metal Ducati 795 racer.
Ram doesn’t mince words when it comes to his inspiration for the build. “It was built to sell,” he says. OK then. “I’ve always wanted to try to build a full fairing in metal, and when I crossed paths with this Monster for sale, I decided to go for it. But it was always meant as a bike that would be sold in order to fund other projects.”