For those who’ve been to Indonesia, seeing hoards of motorcyclists take to the streets during rush hour is a common sight, especially when one considers that more than 85 percent of the country’s population owns a scooter. In fact, the country is so littered with scooter enthusiasts that it actually hosts the largest Vespa communities in the world, second only to the company’s Italy home. In a new video presented by Great Big Story, Indonesia’s extreme Vespa enthusiasts are highlighted, specifically the community known as the Rebel Riders, who customize and modify their rides into one-of-a-kind creations.
“In the Vespa community, we come from different bloodlines, but we are one,” Vespa rider Nando Anjasmara Azani comments about Indonesia’s scene. “One Vespa, a million brothers.”
The video shows various Rebel Riders flaunting their otherworldly designs, many of which look straight out of a Mad Max film. Thee short three-minute clips details various members’ beginnings with riding and building extreme Vespas, speaking on how and why they got into the community, and what it means for riders to have individualized vehicles.
Watch Indonesia’s Tricked Out Vespas above.
For more related news, Great Big Story recently dissected the dying art of Hong Kong’s “Seesaw” noodle.