The recently concluded Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) in Jakarta saw lots of new cars on display, such as the Mitsubishi XM, the Suzuki Ignis and Kia Rio, as well as the new Honda CR-V and Daihatsu Ayla, but what of the motorcycles? Well, we had to give this year’s show a miss, due to commitments elsewhere, but the team came back with some photos showcasing custom motorcycles.

It is obvious the cafe racer cum scrambler design style is still in vogue, based on the machines on the stand at IIMS. Somewhat reminiscent of a Paul Smart racer was a silver Ducati-engined cafe racer, with the front discs cowled to look like a leading shoe front brake setup from sixties race bikes.

Further along was a Honda CB650 air-cooled,four-cylinder machine, with dual stacked headlights and scrambler styling. Of note were the Comstar wheels, flat-tracker handlebars, gaitered forks and flat seat, with a clever touch being the crash bungs extended out from the frame, above the sump guard.

A bobber-styled drag bike with knobby tyres was also prominent, with chrome-clad fuel and oil tanks, and a Martini-Rossi racing stripe gracing the rear fender. Using a Harley-Davidson V-twin, this minimalist build featured a springer front fork with six-piston brake caliper grabbing the front disc.

Looking for all the world like something that might have come out of an alien invasion movie, there was a chopper on display with outrageously oversized wheels, probably about 30-inches or so. Polished metal and chrome abounded on this build, with a hardtail frame and springer front end.

For the cafe racer types, Street Fairing & Co had a couple of machines on display, mimicking the look of sixties racing machines. Using single-cylinder two-stroke engines, these racing replicas certainly looked the part, bringing to mind the hey-days of racing at Batu Tiga.

Thinking it was a Ducati Monster at first glance, this little bumblebee yellow machine uses a Suzuki Inazuma 250 parallel-twin, and gives it the hooligan street bike treatment. A cafe racer single seat, upside-down forks, wrapped exhaust headers and knobby-pattern tyres complete the look for this custom.