IRON AWE. Kromwork’s ‘Precious Metal’ ’47 Harley Boardtracker
For the best part of a century the custom motorcycle scene has been a counterculture that has traversed the globe and become a universal language for those with a love of modifying their two wheels. But with the corporate conservatives at the major manufacturers now heavily involved and a growing crowd of conformers; that intrinsic free will has come under threat. Never fear, for as long as men like Andika Pratama live and breathe then true innovation and artistic expression will continue to live on. The king of Kromworks, Indonesia, is back with another stainless steel Boardtracker, this time with the beating heart of a 1947 Harley Davidson WLA.
Pipeburn first met Andika in 2017 at the incredible Kustomfest show where he took out three awards, including best Custom Bike, with his previous stainless boardie. But 2018 brought new challenges, “This bike was created as an iconic bike for Suryanation Motorland which is one of prestigious customised bike events in Indonesia. I built this bike with my friend; his name is Lufti Ardika. We name this bike ‘Tosan Adjie’ which was derived from ancient Javanese language that means Precious Metal,” he explains.