Besi Kz200 Sweet Cafe Racer
By Anthony van Someren - 24 Jul 13
The KZ200 isn't a motorcycle we see often here on The Bike Shed, but in Indonesia the 0.2 litre Kawasaki holds a special place for bikers, as it was the first official 'big' cc bike to be imported into the country, so it represented a certain coming of age, and if you had one, you were the man. This passion has remained with Mahatma of Besi Moto Project and he has turned several of these iconic machines into lovely customs, covering flat trackers, cafe racers and brats. Besi means Iron in Bahasa, Indonesia, and Mahatma's vision was to "blend and tame cold hard iron into moving art on two wheels". This cafe racer build is a 1980 bike, wearing a Yamaha LS3 tank and custom seat and has been called "The Sweetest Thing". The overall look and feel, the paint and the headlamp style are a slight departure from their usual House style. The bike took two and a half months to build and Mahatma is rightfully pleased with the result. Here are a few more bikes - mostly Kz200s - from Besi Moto Project in Bahasa, Indonesia... Below - TVS Apache (Indian Made) Follow Besi Moto Project on their website.