The Indonesian custom scene has a pretty low profile in the West—which is a crying shame, because there’s some really interesting stuff going down. Our eyes were blasted wide open when we visited Kustomfest two years ago, and discovered dedicated craftsmen forging unique paths.
We’ve been aching to go back since, and now we’ve got one more workshop to visit when we do: the marvelously monikered Knuckle Whackjob, in the Lebak Bulus province of Jakarta. They’re a four-man team that started five years ago, in the garage at co-founder Stan’s office.
We only discovered KW last week, when we spotted this Yamaha Scorpio Z on Gastank Magazine’s Instagram account, and began prodding.
The bike belongs to a guy called Suparmin, who hadn’t started the bike for years and was about to give it away.…